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Mice Fall Short as Test Subjects for Humans’ Deadly Illsby Gina KolataThe New York TimesFebruary 11th, 2013Researchers report evidence that the mouse model has been totally misleading for at least three major killers — sepsis, burns and trauma. As a result, years and billions of dollars have been wasted following false leads.
Inside China’s Genome FactorySequencing a complete human genome may soon cost less than an iPhone. Will BGI-Shenzhen decode yours? by Christina LarsonMIT Technology ReviewFebruary 11th, 2013BGI-Shenzhen has become the world’s most prolific sequencer of human, plant, and animal DNA. So far, it claims to have completely sequenced some 50,000 human genomes — far more than any other group.
Latest Figures on Fertility Treatment, Birth Rate and Multiple Births are Releasedby Matt ThomasBioNewsFebruary 11th, 2013Figures released by the UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority reveal the number of IVF cycles performed each year has continued to rise while the multiple pregnancy and birth rate has declined and the live birth rate per cycle has remained steady.
Israel Admits Targeting Ethiopian Jews for Compulsory Contraception by Diane ToberBiopolitical TimesFebruary 7th, 2013Israeli government officials have admitted to coercing Ethiopian Jewish immigrant women into taking long-acting contraceptive injections.
Did Sperm and Egg Donors Unwittingly Contribute to NIH-Approved Stem Cells?by Jocelyn KaiserScienceInsiderFebruary 7th, 2013A review of the human embryonic stem cell lines approved by the National Institutes of Health has found that some of the cells may have come from sperm or egg donors who didn't consent to having their cells used in research.
New Study Finds Number of Multiple Births Affected by Congenital Anomalies has Doubled in the Last 30 YearsBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and GynaecologyFebruary 6th, 2013The number of birth defects arising from multiple births has almost doubled since the 1980s, suggests a new study compiled over a 24-year period across 14 European countries.
Promoting the Civil Rights of Children Born With Variations of Sex AnatomyAdvocates for Informed ChoiceFebruary 6th, 2013The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture calls upon all States to repeal any law allowing intrusive and irreversible treatments, including forced genital-normalizing surgery, involuntary sterilization, and unethical experimentation.
How Soon Is Now? Prenatal Tests Racing from Theory to Practice by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesFebruary 5th, 2013The rapid development and deployment of non-invasive prenatal genetic tests may be outstripping the ability of society to respond to them.
Scientists Use 3-D Printer to Speed Human Embryonic Stem Cell Researchby Larry GreenemeierScientific AmericanFebruary 4th, 2013A team of scientists reports a breakthrough in 3-D printing using human embryonic stem cells that could purportedly lead to life-like bioengineered tissue and, eventually, artificial organs tailor-made for specific patients.
Arrivederci, GINAby Alex PhilippidisGenetic Engineering & Biotechnology NewsFebruary 4th, 2013A new study demonstrates that individuals can be identified based on personal genetic material they submitted for research.
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