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Genetic Testing Ads Not Telling the Whole Story, Study Saysby Sabriya RiceModern HealthcareMarch 6th, 2015"There are very important limitations...but they are not widely reported on websites that market personalized cancer care."
Pregnant Women Are Finding Out They Have Cancer From A Genetic Test Of Their Babiesby Virginia HughesBuzzFeedMarch 5th, 2015When it comes to prenatal tests, it’s not clear whether incidental findings have clear-cut diagnostic value. And false positives might spur a pregnant woman to go through unnecessary medical procedures.
Engineering the Perfect Babyby Antonio RegaladoMIT Technology ReviewMarch 5th, 2015Scientists are developing ways to edit the DNA of tomorrow’s children. Should they stop before it’s too late?
Fertility Clinic Courts Controversy With Treatment That Recharges Eggsby Rob SteinNPRMarch 5th, 2015OvaScience hopes to eventually bring the technique to infertile couples in the United States. But the Food and Drug Administration has blocked that effort — pending proof that the technique works and is safe.
Responsible Development of New Technologies Critical in Complex, Connected Worldby Andrew MaynardThe ConversationMarch 4th, 2015The World Economic Forum's new list of the Top Ten emerging technologies reminds us that the promise of innovation comes with responsibilities.
With World Watching, UK Allows Experiments to Genetically Alter Babiesby Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesMarch 4th, 2015Despite several possibly insurmountable legal and safety hurdles, the House of Lords gave the final approval needed to move into fertility clinics the embryo modification techniques referred to as “mitochondrial donation.”
A U.S. Cloning Pioneer’s Startling New Partnershipsby Cynthia FoxBioScience TechnologyMarch 3rd, 2015In a move that stunned the stem cell field, the first researcher to create cloned human cells—and to derive embryonic stem cells from them—has teamed with a man who once made a fraudulent claim to do the same.
Full-Body Transplants Are a Crazy, Wildly Unethical Ideaby Nick StocktonWiredMarch 2nd, 2015For the last week, an Italian neurosurgeon has been executing a full-blown media offensive, talking up his plan to stitch one person’s head to another person’s body.
23andMe’s Dangerous Business Modelby Marcy DarnovskyThe New York TimesMarch 2nd, 2015Handing over reams of our genetic, health and personal information to companies like 23andMe – and paying them for the privilege – is far from the only path to scientific advance.
Anne Wojcicki’s Quest to Put People in Charge of Their Own Health[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Stephanie LeeSan Francisco ChronicleFebruary 28th, 201523andMe has attracted nearly a million customers and more than $126 million in venture capital, but not everyone thinks it should be the one to collect their data.
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