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Rape in India: A Result of Sex Selection? by Erika ChristakisTimeJanuary 4th, 2013Behind the angry protests over the horrific gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student is an even deeper story: the preference for male babies in India and much of the world may be at the root of this senseless violence.
As a Girl in India, I Learned to Be Afraid of Menby Mira KamdarThe AtlanticJanuary 4th, 2013Sex-selective abortion, female infanticide and the sheer neglect of girls have made for a growing gender gap in India. In the wake of the brutal gang rape of a young paramedical student in Delhi, Indian citizens have taken to the streets to show their outrage.
Human Rights Court Orders Costa Rica to Legalize In Vitro Fertilizationby L. AriasTico TimesDecember 20th, 2012The Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a ruling against the government of Costa Rica condemning its ban on in vitro fertilization.
German Federal Court Bans Mass Genetic TestingDeutsche WelleDecember 20th, 2012A German court has ruled that evidence from voluntary mass genetic testing cannot be used against participants' family members.
Gendercide Stingsby S.A.The EconomistDecember 18th, 2012A lawyer and women’s rights activist is taking an unusual approach to India’s skewed sex ratios.
A DNA Database in the NHS: The End of Privacy?by Helen WallacePublic Service EuropeDecember 12th, 2012Governments, police, journalists, employers, insurers and even nosy neighbours would inevitably get access to personal information about medical conditions and non-paternity if a DNA database is built in the National Health Service.
Genome Challenge Emerges in Society Sharing DNA Benefitsby John LauermanBloomberg BusinessweekDecember 9th, 2012Scientists at a Nobel conference in Stockholm voiced worry that we will end up with a genetic divide, increasing already problematic social inequalities.
Welcome to DownTown Abbeyby Jane RidleyPage Six MagazineDecember 6th, 2012New York City's modern-day dukes and duchesses blur the lines between upstairs and downstairs, demanding their household help provide everything from donated eggs to properly behaved aquatic animals.
The Jury is Out on Nationwide DNA Databaseby Peter StannersThe Copenhagen PostDecember 1st, 2012Questions remain about whether a nationwide DNA database would help solve more crimes or simply be an ineffective drain on police resources.
Girls R Us: Sex Selection, Sound Bites and Weak Databy Gina Maranto, Biopolitical Times guest contributorNovember 21st, 2012Evidence-light provocations about “the end of men” notwithstanding, sex selection for sons remains a growing global crisis.
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