Human Rights

Human rights law and discourse help to ensure respect for individual worth and the common good in the face of powerful biotechnologies. Claims to universal human rights depend, in part, on formal recognition of our common humanity. Many countries and international declarations use human rights as a broad framework for establishing policies regarding human biotechnologies. Examples include the Council of Europe's Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine and UNESCO's Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights, both of which reject biotechnology applications that would alter the genomes of future generations.


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Before you give the police a DNA sample, read an alarming new study of crime laboratories published this summer, the largest study of its kind.

 

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology gave the same DNA...

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced an end to administration’s policy of separating families at the border. But the administration hasn’t figured out how to reunite the parents and children that have already been split apart. A day after...

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The stories of women in India who sell their eggs rarely make news. Typically, neither the sellers in these transactions...

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Eugenics was a mixture of science and social movement that aimed to improve the human race over generations. Those of...

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Woman in lab coat looking at test tubes

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Image of a possum climbing a small tree over a snow-covered ground.

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An image of an ICE officer facing away from the camera. The uniform okn the officer's back reads "POLICE / ICE."

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Photograph of the Mexican-U.S. border at Nopales showing fence and cities on either side.

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Lonely road stretching into the distance with the U.S. Mexico border wall flanking it.

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A female, African American protester holds a sign that reads, "Sterilization of mothers violates U.N. charter. Vote No on House Bill 20."

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