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May 31 update: The California Senate passed SB1190 unanimously and it will move on to the Assembly. More news to come.

April 17 update: SB 1190 was unanimously approved by a California Senate committee, and will next be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Check back for more news.

April 10 update: See a fact sheet on SB 1190, the Forced Sterilization Compensation Act, with a full list of supporting organizations.

California finally has the opportunity to right a wrong...

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The use of DNA for forensic purposes is long overdue for reassessment. The alleged identification of the so-called “Golden State Killer” (also known by several other nicknames) may just be sparking debates that have been needed for decades, about the law, privacy, databases, and the reliability of DNA evidence.

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As appalling as it sounds today, the practice of sterilizing mentally ill women and men to prevent them from passing...

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What do recent advances in molecular genetics have to do with human rights? Quite a lot, it turns out. And...

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Gallup released its annual Values and Beliefs survey on June 4th. This is the 18th year in which Gallup has...

In late April, news broke that police used a public genealogy database to identify a suspect in the “Golden State...

It’s time again for the one sporting event that has literally stopped wars. Beginning on June 14, the World Cup...

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More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the US border as a result of the White House’s new “zero tolerance” policy, and immigration agencies seem to have no clear plan for reuniting them. In one case...

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A Ukrainian doctor is creating genetically modified “three-parent” babies in an effort to give infertile women a chance to bear children who share their genes.

The practice is banned in the U.S. and many other countries and, according to a...

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Pressure is growing on direct-to-consumer genealogy and genetic testing companies to be more transparent about their privacy policies, after the arrest of the notorious Golden State Killer using publicly available data from one of the websites.

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In a windowless London basement, behind three sets of locked steel doors and a wall of glass, thousands of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes cling like Marvel supervillains to the sides of white mesh cubes. The room is negatively pressurized, so...

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