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The Real Chen Guangcheng Story: Forced Abortion, Eugenics, and the One-Child Policyby Daniel SharpBiopolitical TimesMay 16th, 2012Amidst focus on the domestic and international political aspects of the Chen Guangcheng affair, the media have missed the real issue: forced abortion and forced sterilization in China.
This Time, It’s Personal: New Cystic Fibrosis Drug (with $294,000 Price Tag)by Daniel SharpBiopolitical TimesMay 15th, 2012A new drug to treat some people with cystic fibrosis holds promise, but raises questions about the accessibility of "personalized" treatments.
Artificial DNA Presents Real Dangersby Daniel SharpBiopolitical TimesMay 2nd, 2012The creation of “artificial DNA” has generated substantial media buzz. The untold story behind the hype is about the new risks synthetic biology presents.
Disturbing Reports of Government-led Forced Sterilization in Uzbekistanby Daniel SharpBiopolitical TimesMay 1st, 2012The BBC breaks news of a government-sponsored coercive sterilization campaign in Uzbekistan.
Mara Hvistendahl's Unnatural Selection Finalist for Pulitzer by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesApril 26th, 2012Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men has been cited as one of the best books of 2011 by many publications, and has now been recognized by the Pulitzer Board as a finalist for the General Nonfiction award.
Gene of the Week: The Nice Geneby Daniel SharpBiopolitical TimesApril 19th, 2012Media outlets hype "nice gene" study and distort scientific nuance in this week's "gene of the week."
Genetic April Foolery on NPR and in The Economistby Osagie K. ObasogieBiopolitical TimesApril 5th, 2012The mainstream media is increasingly getting into the April Fools game. This year featured at least two established news organizations suddenly finding a sense of humor and using genetic technologies to, at least for one day, betray their loyal readers’ trust.
A Burst of Useful (Not Utilitarian) Bloggingby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesMarch 22nd, 2012Bioethicists' articles about the permissibility of infanticide and a pill for racism have been drawing a buzz of outrage.
Writing Your Baby’s Synthetic Genome: Genetic Engineering for the Facebook Generationby Daniel SharpBiopolitical TimesMarch 22nd, 2012A growing chorus of synthetic biology advocates is promoting using the new tools for "enhancing" future generations.
Celltex Muscles Ethics Professor For Contacting FDAby Ed Silverman PharmalotMarch 12th, 2012Leigh Turner a bioethics professor from University of Minnesota, has been accused of spreading false information about Celltex Therapeutics in a letter he wrote to the FDA.
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