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The Race Card in Michiganby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesNovember 3rd, 2008Opponents of Proposal 2 tend to view embryos as an early form of human life and therefore see embryonic stem cell research as unethical human experimentation. To bolster their moral claim regarding the use of vulnerable subjects in scientific research, they are now comparing embryonic stem cell research to the Tuskegee experiment.
Another November, Another Stem Cell Ballot Measureby Jesse ReynoldsBiopolitical TimesOctober 28th, 2008For the fourth time in five years, there's an embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) initiative on a state ballot.
Progress Is Minimal in Clearing DNA Cases by Solomon MooreThe New York TimesOctober 24th, 2008Local and state law enforcement agencies have made uneven progress in reducing a nationwide backlog of cases awaiting DNA analysis over the past four years, according to reports filed by more than 100 agencies with the National Institute of Justice.
Stem Cell Promises, Obstacles Remain Four Years After Bill's Approval[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Sandy KleffmanMediaNewsOctober 12th, 2008Four years after California residents captured worldwide attention by voting to spend $3 billion on stem cell research, many of the anticipated new therapies are at least 10 years away and numerous hurdles must be overcome.
Bringing in the Heavy Artillery by Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesOctober 10th, 2008In the midst of heated campaigns regarding a Michigan state ballot measure on whether the state should allow researchers to derive embryonic stem cells from leftover IVF embryos, PhRMA seems to have entered the fray.
Eugenics — AgainCompulsory sterilization is back in the newsby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesSeptember 25th, 2008Proposals for compulsory sterilization have just been made in three different jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada.
Cures, jobs, ethics on the line in vote on stem cell researchOpposing sides dig in as vote nears on Proposal 2by Megha SatyanarayanaDetroit Free PressSeptember 24th, 2008Michigan voters will decide the emotionally charged issue of embryonic stem cell research on the basis of a 100-word ballot initiative.
DNA’s identity crisisby Chris SmithSan FranciscoAugust 31st, 2008If defense attorney Bicka Barlow and a growing group of skeptical lawyers and scientists are right, we have built our justice system’s use of DNA evidence on statistical sand.
More From the Los Angeles Times on DNA Databasesby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesJuly 22nd, 2008The Los Angeles Times published another article on what has become an intriguing series questioning the long held belief that matches made in DNA databases uniquely identify perpetrators with an extraordinarily high level of certainty
New Jersey ends stem cell dreamsby Jesse ReynoldsBiopolitical TimesJune 24th, 2008The long-planned Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey died quietly last week - so quietly, in fact, that some of its prominent backers were caught unaware.
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