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Worrying New Signs of Interest in Re-engineering Humansby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesFebruary 23rd, 2012Several academics and defense department employees are actively discussing the idea of engineering people, for warfare, to express social values and even to react to climate change.
How a Genetically Engineered Super-Virus Spread – Through the Mediaby Gina Maranto, Biopolitical Times guest contributorJanuary 26th, 2012Controversy erupts over how much information about research on extraordinarily dangerous organisms should be made public. Many question whether the work should be done at all.
ACT Publishes First, Tentative Results of Embryonic Stem Cell Trialby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJanuary 25th, 2012Advanced Cell Technology released very limited but mildly promising preliminary results of its clinical trial, and convinced some, though not all, reporters to hype it.
Dog Cloning Infomercial on TVby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJanuary 12th, 2012A soft-focus TV documentary downplayed the practical realities of dog cloning in favor of kooky-human dramas
60 Minutes Exposes Stem Cell Scams — Againby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJanuary 10th, 2012For the second time in two years, 60 Minutes exposes a stem-cell scam and stresses that these are not isolated instances.
Cloning vs. Conservation[Opinion]by John RennieSmart PlanetDecember 20th, 2011Cloning is a dangerous and misguided substitute for the preservation of biodiversity.
An Interesting Weekend on the Perils of Building Better Humansby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesDecember 15th, 2011Last weekend offered an interesting conversation on past and more modern attempts at building betters humans, which might ultimately say something interesting about our human future.
Free Rudy! The Cosby Show and the Genetics of ‘Eating Your Vegetables’by Osagie ObasogieDecember 1st, 2011Writing for the UK Guardian, Anna Perman offers an explanation for why some people love Brussels sprouts while others find them despicable.
Signs of Skepticism About DNA Forensicsby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesDecember 1st, 2011Several recent editorials and other articles are expressing a more nuanced view of the issues involved in DNA forensic databases.
An IVF Groupon? by Osagie ObasogieNovember 10th, 2011Some practitioners have used Groupon for elective procedures such as cosmetic surgery and teeth whitening. But is this a model for reproductive medicine?
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