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Study Finds that Americans Want Doctors' Guidance on Genetic Test ResultsMedical XpressNovember 7th, 2013Like physician groups, members of the public are concerned about individuals interpreting the risks revealed by direct-to-consumer genetic testing without the help of a doctor.
NIH Seeks Comments on Plan to Share Genomic Databy Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesNovember 7th, 2013The National Institutes of Health is accepting public comments until November 20 on a draft Genomic Data Sharing Policy that promotes the wide-scale sharing of human and non-human genomic data.
Future Past: Disability, Eugenics, & Brave New Worldsby Jessica CussinsNovember 7th, 2013The public symposium Future Past: Disability, Eugenics, & Brave New Worlds, held on November 1 at San Francisco State University, provided a rare and important opportunity to engage with the history and ongoing implications of eugenic ideologies and practices for people with disabilities.
ABC World News: “Egg Donors on the Rise”by Diane ToberBiopolitical TimesNovember 7th, 2013The segment lets several misleading statements stand, but it gets some important things right.
Synthetic Biology: Scientific Advances Outstrip Policy Discourseby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesNovember 7th, 2013Synthetic biology has been attracting general mainstream attention recently, not necessarily reflecting the latest scientific advances, which seem not to be engaging policymakers to the extent they should.
IVF Doesn't Raise Overall Risk For Childhood Cancersby Michaeleen DoucleffNPRNovember 6th, 2013Children who were conceived with in vitro fertilization have the same overall chance of developing childhood cancers as those conceived naturally.
'The More we Looked Into the Mystery of Crispr, the More Interesting it Seemed' by Steve ConnorThe IndependentNovember 6th, 2013An enzyme that is capable of cutting both strands of a DNA double helix at precisely the point dictated by a “programmable” RNA sequence may have huge - and controversial - implications for genetic engineering capabilities.
Are Roboticists Ignoring the Consequences?by Judith LevineSeven DaysNovember 6th, 2013Thanks to innovations such as “low-cost sensors” and “new algorithms,” robots are starting to look like us, move like us and react like us. And if the worshippers of technology have their way, they will replace us.
Call for Independent Inquiry of Suicide in Clinical Trial at University of Minnesotaby Jessica CussinsBiopolitcal TimesNovember 6th, 2013Over 170 leading scholars have urged the University of Minnesota to undertake a public, independent investigation of the controversial suicide of psychiatric research subject Dan Markingson.
Single-Cell Genomics Could Improve IVF Screeningby Susan YoungMIT Technology ReviewNovember 5th, 2013Fertility doctors in Beijing have begun testing a new method for genome analysis of human eggs before using them for in vitro fertilization.
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