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As Prenatal Testing For Down Syndrome Increases, So Do Concerns About Counselingby Katherine BindleyHuffington PostAugust 20th, 2013As noninvasive tests become the new norm in prenatal care, medical professionals and genetic counselors hope that women will get the guidance they need.
Rich Nations not Collaborating in Genomics for Public Health, Says OECD by Lynne TaylorPharmaTimesAugust 19th, 2013New reports show that the development of genomics for public health is being prioritised mainly by low and middle income nations, with richer countries not seeking to collaborate in such research.
The Empire Strikes Backby Jonathan MarksAnthropomicsAugust 19th, 2013New claims about the geneticist who collected samples from Native Americans to study diabetes, and then piggybacked research on schizophrenia without consent, compels us to revisit the case.
Should Sperm Donors Have Parental Rights?by Judy CampbellKQEDAugust 19th, 2013A bill prompted by a custody dispute involving actor Jason Patric would allow certain sperm donors to seek paternity rights. Opponents say it could undercut the rights of same-sex couples and single mothers.
Plants That Glow in the Dark Spark Heated Debateby Josh DziezaThe Daily BeastAugust 18th, 2013Kickstarter has backed away from crowdfunding genetically modified organisms that can be released from the lab, but the debate over who gets to grow what continues to rage.
At the Printer, Living Tissueby Henry FountainThe New York TimesAugust 18th, 2013Someday, printers may revolutionize medicine, churning out hearts, livers and other organs to ease transplantation shortages. For now, there are many formidable obstacles to overcome.
Study Probes DNA Search Method that Led to 'Grim Sleeper' Suspectby Eryn BrownLos Angeles TimesAugust 15th, 2013DNA-based familial searches may mistakenly identify individuals in a forensic database as siblings or parents of an unknown perpetrator, when in fact they are distant relatives.
Unhidden Traits: Genomic Data Privacy Debates Heat Upby Abdul-Kareem AhmedScientific AmericanAugust 14th, 2013We shield social security numbers, conceal credit cards and shred sensitive records. Now it's time to think about how closely we guard our genomes.
Elementary, My Dear Fluffy: Cat DNA Solves Another Homicideby Alan BoyleNBC NewsAugust 14th, 2013DNA from cat hairs has helped crack a homicide case, demonstrating again the power of genetic pet databases to solve crimes.
US Brain Project Puts Focus on Ethicsby Helen ShenNatureAugust 14th, 2013The BRAIN Initiative will develop technologies to understand how the brainís billions of neurons work together. It could force scientists and society to grapple with a laundry list of ethical issues.
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