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The Bleak New World of Prenatal Geneticsby Marcy Darnovsky and Alexandra Minna SternThe Wall Street JournalJune 12th, 2013Like so many other powerful technologies, fetal gene tests must be used with caution and care.
Be Prepared for the Big Genome Leakby Steven E. BrennerNatureJune 12th, 2013Concerns are growing about our ability to properly control access to the information held in genetic research databases.
Police Agencies Are Assembling Records of DNAby Joseph GoldsteinThe New York TimesJune 12th, 2013A growing number of local law enforcement agencies across the country have begun amassing their own DNA databases of potential suspects, some collected with the donors’ knowledge, and some without it.
Size Mattersby Abby Lippman, Biopolitical Times guest contributorJune 11th, 2013Even if there really is a way to use telomere length to predict lifespans, this mirror into our inner workings raises troubling questions.
Glowing Plants: Awesome Kickstarter or Creepy Biotech?by Tom PhilpottMother JonesJune 10th, 2013The "Kickstopper" campaign seeks to halt the "glowing plants" Kickstarter project until a proper regulatory regime can be put into place for the release of synthetic organisms.
What Happened When I Had My Genome Sequencedby Carole CadwalladrThe Guardian June 8th, 2013"I was sanguine about having my genome sequenced but maybe that's my faulty risk calculation."
De-extinction: A Lifeline or Pandora's Box?by Jamie Rappaport ClarkHuffington PostJune 6th, 2013As a biologist and a mother, I would much rather leave my son a healthy planet with an abundance of wildlife for him to enjoy and cherish than a couple of sad woolly mammoths on display.
The Campaign Kickstarter Shouldn't Be Fundingby L. Jim ThomasThe Huffington PostJune 6th, 2013Kickstarter is set to hand hundreds of thousands of dollars to a controversial project for the widespread and unregulated distribution of over half a million extreme-bioengineered seeds.
Infertility Due to Old Eggs? An Anti-Aging Pioneer Ponders Solutionsby Melissa HealyLos Angeles TimesJune 5th, 2013Scientists draw on advances across many fields to propose a way to rejuvenate aging human eggs using a woman's own ovarian stem cells.
De-Extinction Debate: Should Extinct Species Be Revived?by Liza GrossKQEDJune 5th, 2013As conservation scientists struggle to stem the catastrophic loss of biodiversity, some synthetic biologists want to resurrect extinct species with back-breeding, cloning and genetic engineering.
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