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Will the UK Disrupt the Global Consensus against Human Germline Modifications?by Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesMay 14th, 2014What might be the short and long-term effects on global policy if the UK allows the creation of embryos with permanently altered genetic makeup?
Government Cracks Down on Fake DNA-Based Medicineby Eric Hal SchwartzIn The CapitalMay 13th, 2014The Federal Trade Commission has taken the first steps to quashing the 21st century snake-oil salesmen of direct-to-consumer genetic testing in a settlement finalized Tuesday.
Scientists, Stem Cells and Self-Delusion?by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesMay 10th, 2014A very disquieting meta-analysis casts doubt on recent findings suggesting that bone marrow stem cells can help in treating heart disease.
A Synthetic Biology Conference Lures an Intriguing Audienceby John MarkoffThe New York TimesMay 9th, 2014When does a scientific conference warrant the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security? When the topic is synthetic biology.
Counsyl Gets Funding for New Genetic Tests[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Stephanie M. LeeSan Francisco ChronicleMay 8th, 2014The San Francisco startup, Counsyl, has just released a test that screens men and women for their inherited risks of breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancers.
Scientists Add Letters to DNAís Alphabet, Raising Hope and Fearby Andrew PollackThe New York TimesMay 7th, 2014Scientists report that they have taken a significant step toward altering the fundamental alphabet of life ó creating an organism with an expanded artificial genetic code in its DNA.
Their Foremothersí Daughters[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Helen ChernikoffThe Jewish WeekMay 7th, 2014Jewish culture tends to appreciate scientific fervor, but a small group of American Jews are sounding a warning about the risks that can come with assisted reproductive technologies.
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: a Case of Potential Harmby Nancy FlieslerVectorMay 5th, 2014A case report in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics provides what may be the first evidence of potential harm caused by errors in test interpretation by a DTC company.
Consumer Gene Tests Face Uncertain Futureby Andrea KissackKQEDMay 5th, 2014Direct-to-consumer genetic testing took a blow last year when the government cracked down on Mountain View company 23andMe. Now, the company is working to be able to offer health information again.
Fertility Guru's IVF warning: Rich Could Pay to Have Brighter Babiesby Mario Ledwith and Fiona MacraeDaily MailMay 5th, 2014Breakthroughs in IVF could "threaten our humanity" by prompting parents to demand designer babies, warns fertility pioneer Lord Robert Winston.
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