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Gene Patent Ruling Raises Questions for Industryby Andrew PollackNew York TimesNovember 1st, 2010Sharp reaction greeted the declaration that human and other genes are not patentable.
Reactions to US Government "Bombshell" against Gene Patents by Marcy DarnovskyBiopolitical TimesNovember 1st, 2010The Department of Justice now says that genes are products of nature, not human-made inventions, and therefore cannot be patented.
Embryonic Stem Cells: A Small Step Forward?by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesOctober 21st, 2010Geron's first clinical trial involving embryonic stem cells is greeted without much enthusiasm -- except by its competitors.
New Scientist Puts Another Chink in DNA Forensics’ Armorby Osagie K. ObasogieBiopolitical TimesOctober 14th, 2010The New Scientist’s Linda Geddes draws attention to the role of subjectivity in determining the significance of DNA evidence.
Women delay childbirth due to false fertility expectationsby Tom Blackwell National PostOctober 13th, 2010A new study finds that women are delaying childbirth, partly because they have an exaggerated belief that fertility treatments will help them get pregnant well into middle age.
Nobel Award for IVF Sparks Speculationby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesOctober 7th, 2010The Nobel Prize awarded to Robert Edwards, for developing IVF, provoked some disturbing speculation.
Building Brighter Kids? Not exactlyby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesOctober 7th, 2010A Time Healthland headline grossly distorts a legitimate study on the effects of IVF on children.
Genism of the week: hybrid cars, chocolate, science fiction movies, mustard and jazzby Jillian TheilBiopolitical TimesSeptember 23rd, 2010News coverage of a recent study on preferences fosters the worst kind of "genism."
60 Minutes on Stem Cells and Snake Oilby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesSeptember 22nd, 201060 Minutes recently re-aired a story about stem cell con artists who play on the desperation of people with fatal degenerative diseases.
The Great Gene Hunt (cont'd)by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesSeptember 3rd, 2010Accurate reporting and headlines should not be noteworthy, but when it comes to genetics they are -- and Reuters got one right.
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