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Online Petition Seeks Justice on Behalf of Dan Markingsonby Emily Smith BeitiksBiopolitcal TimesMarch 25th, 2013Dan Markingson's binding enrollment in a clinical drug trial led him to commit suicide just six months in; a close friend has initiated a petition asking the Minnesota governor to investigate.
Patients Should Get DNA Information, Report Recommendsby Jennifer Couzin-FrankelScience InsiderMarch 21st, 2013Fourteen genetics experts, with the backing of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, are proposing that anyone whose genome is sequenced should automatically learn about serious health risks and problems.
Three-Person IVF Moves Closer in UKby James GallagherBBC NewsMarch 20th, 2013The UK has moved closer to becoming the first country to allow the creation of babies from three people.
A Rally Against Human Gene Patents on the Supreme Court’s Stepsby Marcy DarnovskyBiopolitical TimesMarch 19th, 2013Breast Cancer Action argues that when “a corporation controls human genes, corporate profits will always come before our health.”
Major Grocer to Label Foods With Gene-Modified Contentby Stephanie StromThe New York TimesMarch 8th, 2013Whole Foods Market will become the first US retailer to require labeling of all genetically modified foods sold in its stores, a move that some experts said could radically alter the food industry.
Should Patients Understand that They are Research Subjects? by Jenny ReardonSan Francisco ChronicleMarch 3rd, 2013A routine form at a UCSF doctor's appointment stipulates that your tissues and cells can be collected, and that you have no rights to any "commercially useful products that may be developed."
The Throwawaysby Sara MojtehedzadehGuernicaMarch 1st, 2013In Kenya, doctors are force-sterilizing HIV-positive women—in some cases, without their knowledge.
Justices Wrestle Over Allowing DNA Sampling at Time of Arrestby Adam LiptakThe New York TimesFebruary 26th, 2013The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that one justice said is "perhaps the most important criminal procedure case that this court has heard in decades.”
Connecting the Neural Dotsby John MarkoffThe New York TimesFebruary 25th, 2013In setting the nation on a course to map the active human brain, President Obama may have picked a challenge even more daunting than ending the war in Afghanistan or finding common ground with his Republican opponents.
Can They Patent Your Genes?by Daniel J. KevlesThe New York Review of BooksFebruary 25th, 2013This spring, the Supreme Court will hear a case that may well decide whether genes can be patented, and the consequences for American biomedicine could be huge.
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