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Illinois Bill Could Allow State To Collect DNA From Those Presumed Innocent, Marking Nationwide Shift by Will GuzzardiWashington PostMay 26th, 2011If Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signs House Bill 3238, it will mark a turning point in the national landscape on DNA collection.
Another Expansion of DNA Databases: South Korea Collects DNA from Labor Unionistsby Jillian TheilBiopolitical TimesApril 14th, 2011South Korea is expanding its DNA database to include labor activists, which is proving controversial, while the US and other countries try to define the scope of their own.
State Budgets and Expiring Patents: A Perfect Storm for Revisiting Human Subjects Research With Prisoners?by Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesApril 13th, 2011Experts note that it's "panic time" for Pharma. Are conditions changing in a manner that might lead to a future where drug companies look to prisons to populate their clinical trials?
Behind the New Arizona Abortion Ban by Marcy DarnovskyBiopolitical TimesApril 7th, 2011The Arizona law that bans abortion for reasons of sex or race is part of a larger strategy to undermine abortion rights.
Brewer signs bill to ban race- and sex-selection abortions[Arizona]by Tessa MuggeridgeThe Tucson SentinelMarch 31st, 2011The Republican governor has signed into law a bill making Arizona the first state to ban abortions based on the race of a fetus and one of the few to ban abortions based on sex.
Genetic Bill of Rights: Teetering on the brink of Massachusetts law? by Doug PetBiopolitical TimesMarch 31st, 2011The Massachusetts legislature will deliberate on the introduction of a Genetic Bill of Rights next week. Public interest advocates are signing on in support while others oppose.
DNA Databases and Familial Searching: Handle with Careby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesMarch 24th, 2011The second California arrest after familial DNA matching should raise more questions, and provoke more discussion, than it so far has.
Governor's Executive Order targets eugenics and sterilization program [North Carolina]by Loretta ArnoldExaminer.com [Raleigh]March 17th, 2011Victims of the North Carolina Eugenics Board are one step closer to closure, compensation, and counseling.
Eugenics lawmaker resignsby Shira SchoenbergConcord MonitorMarch 15th, 2011State Rep. Martin Harty resigned yesterday, facing outrage from constituents, colleagues and strangers over comments he made endorsing eugenics for what he called "defective people."
More on Genetic Rights in the Statesby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesMarch 4th, 2011California and Vermont have joined Massachusetts in introducing legislation intended to safeguard genetic privacy.
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