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New Prenatal Tests Provide More Information, but Link to Problems Isn’t Clearby Lea WinermanWashington PostAugust 26th, 2013Microarray testing is now routinely offered to expectant parents when karyotyping fails to find a genetic cause for problems identified by ultrasound.
Mistakes Were Made (by Geneticist James Wilson)by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesAugust 26th, 2013A Wired article on the history of gene therapy downplays the failings of researcher James Wilson — in whose lab Jesse Gelsinger died in 1999 — and casts Wilson as a victim who has rehabilitated himself.
Are You Ready for an Online Genetic Test?[WITH VIDEOS]by Dr. Barry StarrKQEDAugust 26th, 2013For the right person, an online genetic test can be both fun and useful. But for someone else, it might be overwhelming. Or even worse, reveal things they wish they hadn’t learned.
Test-Tube Babies: A Simpler, Cheaper Technique?by Maria ChengAssociated PressAugust 22nd, 2013Since the first test-tube baby was born more than three decades ago, in vitro fertilization has evolved into a highly sophisticated lab procedure. Now, scientists are going back to basics and testing a simpler and cheaper method.
Corporate Geneticsby Robert NussbaumTechnology ReviewAugust 21st, 2013In June the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that patents on genes were invalid. Yet corporate intellectual-property claims can still harm patients.
Stem Cells: Egg Engineersby David CyranoskiNatureAugust 21st, 2013In a technical tour de force, Japanese researchers created eggs and sperm in the laboratory. Now, scientists have to determine how to use those cells safely — and ethically.
Subject to Questionby EditorialNatureAugust 21st, 2013A fresh question has come to the fore: how best to protect human subjects in trials that examine the effectiveness of existing therapies that are already in widespread use.
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.
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