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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?
Hwang Clones Coyotes, Scores Headlinesby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesOctober 19th, 2011Disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-Suk continues his efforts at rehabilitation by cloning endangered coyotes.
What’s in a Number? 150+ Offspring from One Donorby Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesOctober 7th, 2011Large numbers of children born from one sperm donor raise troubling concerns, but there are bigger issues at stake that the numbers alone do not capture.
Kaufman on Scientists’ Complicity in Media Misrepresentations of the Relationship Between Race, Genetics, and Health Disparitiesby Osagie K. ObasogieBiopolitical TimesOctober 7th, 2011A McGill epidemiologist draws attention to what seems like a peculiar situation concerning science reporting on the relationship between race, genetics, and health disparities.
Celebrating Dorothy Roberts and Fatal Inventionby Doug PetBiopolitical TimesOctober 6th, 2011The Center for Genetics and Society co-sponsored two events celebrating Dorothy Roberts' new book, Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century.
Celebrating Our Bodies Ourselvesby Doug PetBiopolitical TimesSeptember 29th, 2011A series of public events marks the 40th anniversary of Our Bodies Ourselves.
Turning 40, Going Globalby Gina Maranto, Biopolitical Times guest contributorSeptember 28th, 2011Born in Boston, Our Bodies, Ourselves has become an international force for women's rights.
Scrambled Yeast: Breakthrough or Just More Hype?by Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesSeptember 15th, 2011The alluring notion that synthetic biology "breakthroughs" will soon enable us to rebuild genomes to desired phenotypic ends may be out of sync with the true state of our knowledge.
Sperm Donor Siblings: Family Trees, Invisible Rootsby Doug PetBiopolitical TimesSeptember 8th, 2011The New York Times reports that some fertility clinics use sperm from “popular” donors over and over again, in one case creating 150 related offspring.
Yet Another Idea for Using Biotechnology to Rescue Endangered Speciesby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesSeptember 8th, 2011Scientists have reprogrammed skin cells from two endangered species into stem cells, and hope to use them to generate gametes, which has provoked press speculation.
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