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Book Review: Anne Pollockís Medicating Race[Quotes CGS's Osagie Obasogie]by Colin HalversonSomatosphereJanuary 7th, 2013Medicating Race is a meditation on the history and present state of racialized (specifically African American) forms of heart disease.
Genes, Cells and Brains by Hilary Rose and Steven Rose - Reviewby Steven PooleThe Guardian (UK)December 19th, 2012A fascinating, lucid and angry book; a strong exposť of the hype surrounding genetics and neuroscience.
Review: Bioethics: All That Matters by Donna Dickensonby Gina Maranto, Biopolitical Times guest contributorDecember 13th, 2012This lively and accessible guide to the ethical implications of biotechnology asks how the field promotes or undermines social equality.
Why Your DNA is a Goldmine for Marketers[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Carolyn AbrahamThe Globe and MailDecember 12th, 2012In the ever-growing field of personal-data mining, marketing firms already latch on to details far beyond the sphere of names and postal codes; DNA may well be the next frontier.
The Definitive Book on the Strange History of BiDilby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesDecember 6th, 2012Jonathan Kahn's new Race In A Bottle is an extraordinary account of the birth, life, and death(?) of the first drug to receive FDA approval for a specific racial group.
Of Monsters and Menby George Estreich, Biopolitical Times guest contributorBiopolitical TimesNovember 29th, 2012The Amazing Spider-Manís focus on genetic modification is more than incidental.
"Live Nude Eggs" and Other Personal Accounts by Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesNovember 21st, 2012Recent first-person accounts by egg donors shed light on the complicated terrain these women face.
Clones and Cloud Atlasby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesNovember 13th, 2012Of the many characters in Cloud Atlas that explore what it means to be human, the most eloquent is a genetically engineered clone.
Transhumanist Web Series Likely to Disappoint Transhumanistsby Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesSeptember 6th, 2012A new web-based digital series looks at a transhumanist future with an eye to social justice and finds it frightening.
Will Joseph Merrick, aka the Elephant Man, Ever Rest in Peace?by Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesAugust 22nd, 2012Scientists plan to extract DNA from the skeleton of Joseph Merrick in hopes that they can finally explain the cause of his disfigurement. What are the ethical implications?
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