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As appalling as it sounds today, the practice of sterilizing mentally ill women and men to prevent them from passing on their supposedly defective genes was routine and accepted across the United States in the first half of the 20th...

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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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April 17 update: SB 1190 was unanimously approved by a California Senate committee, and will next be heard by the...

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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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On May 6, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) opened national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program. This...

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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...

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I'm 31 years old, recently married, and on the fence about ever having children. I've never been completely against it, but I've also never felt as though I'm "running out of time" or that my life is or would...

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"It's alive!" Since Dr. Frankenstein spoke those famous words, we've been alternately enthralled and terrified by the idea of creating life in the lab. Now, a revolution in genetic engineering and thrilling innovations in synthetic biology are bringing that dream—or nightmare, as the case may be—closer to...

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The Food and Drug Administration will soon be alerting companies that certain gene therapies in development can qualify for less arduous review at the agency, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Tuesday.

Specifically, gene therapies for hemophilia, a rare disease in...

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Paying for certain reproductive services in Canada — including egg donation, sperm donation and surrogacy — is currently illegal, but there are signs that may change. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said it's time to discuss the prohibition on paying...

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San Francisco discussion - Gattaca at 20: Looking Back, Looking Ahead w/ a Disability Justice Focus
Berkeley discussion - Gattaca at 20: Looking Back, Looking Ahead