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What DNA Testing Reveals About Indiaís Caste System by Dan KedmeyTimeAugust 27th, 2013New research reveals that genetic mixing between castes in India ended 1,900 years ago, around the same time the caste system was being codified in religious texts.
US Behavioural Research Studies Skew Positiveby Erika Check HaydenNatureAugust 26th, 2013US behavioural researchers have been handed a dubious distinction ó they are more likely than their colleagues in other parts of the world to exaggerate findings.
New Prenatal Tests Provide More Information, but Link to Problems Isnít Clearby Lea WinermanWashington PostAugust 26th, 2013Microarray testing is now routinely offered to expectant parents when karyotyping fails to find a genetic cause for problems identified by ultrasound.
Mistakes Were Made (by Geneticist James Wilson)by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesAugust 26th, 2013A Wired article on the history of gene therapy downplays the failings of researcher James Wilson ó in whose lab Jesse Gelsinger died in 1999 ó and casts Wilson as a victim who has rehabilitated himself.
Are You Ready for an Online Genetic Test?[WITH VIDEOS]by Dr. Barry StarrKQEDAugust 26th, 2013For the right person, an online genetic test can be both fun and useful. But for someone else, it might be overwhelming. Or even worse, reveal things they wish they hadnít learned.
Test-Tube Babies: A Simpler, Cheaper Technique?by Maria ChengAssociated PressAugust 22nd, 2013Since the first test-tube baby was born more than three decades ago, in vitro fertilization has evolved into a highly sophisticated lab procedure. Now, scientists are going back to basics and testing a simpler and cheaper method.
Corporate Geneticsby Robert NussbaumTechnology ReviewAugust 21st, 2013In June the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that patents on genes were invalid. Yet corporate intellectual-property claims can still harm patients.
Stem Cells: Egg Engineersby David CyranoskiNatureAugust 21st, 2013In a technical tour de force, Japanese researchers created eggs and sperm in the laboratory. Now, scientists have to determine how to use those cells safely ó and ethically.
Subject to Questionby EditorialNatureAugust 21st, 2013A fresh question has come to the fore: how best to protect human subjects in trials that examine the effectiveness of existing therapies that are already in widespread use.
As Prenatal Testing For Down Syndrome Increases, So Do Concerns About Counselingby Katherine BindleyHuffington PostAugust 20th, 2013As noninvasive tests become the new norm in prenatal care, medical professionals and genetic counselors hope that women will get the guidance they need.
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