Genetic screening of unborn babies ‘may not be 100 pc accurate’

New tests for genetic screening of unborn babies will not be 100 per cent accurate and may scare parents into ...

U.S. House biotech proposal would bypass courts-critic

A provision in a U.S. House bill would allow farmers to grow genetically modified crops while court battles are under ...
DNA blueprint for fetus built using tests of parents

DNA blueprint for fetus built using tests of parents

For the first time, researchers at the University of Washington have determined almost the complete genome of a fetus, using ...
23andMe's first patent on gene variant for Parkinson's disease raises hopes, hackles

23andMe’s first patent on gene variant for Parkinson’s disease raises hopes, hackles

The recent news of 23andMe’s first patent shows how patents on natural genes continue despite the complex legal situation faced ...
Bioethics and corruption: What's the link?

Bioethics and corruption: What’s the link?

Corruption is not a chapter heading in most bioethics textbooks. But a passionate article in a recent issue of the ...
U.S. House Democrats defeat sex-selective abortion ban

U.S. House Democrats defeat sex-selective abortion ban

The House of Representatives voted down a bill Thursday that sought to ban sex-selective abortion, 246-168, according to the Washington ...

How will abortion politics be effected by advent of advanced DNA screening ?

Today, if you’re pregnant with a defective fetus, you won’t know about the problem till you’re well along. At 10 ...

Should government financed DNA research be practical or theoretical?

Scientific breakthroughs like Jeffreys's exemplify what is known in modern science as "impact". This contentious concept tiptoes along the intersection ...

Safeguards against misuse of genetic data urged

Recent scientific progress includes the mapping of the entire human genetic code, or genome, which was completed in 2003, and ...

Personhood vs. stem cell research

Recently, it was announced that Republican voters will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot question in the July ...
AquaBounty GM salmon on the ropes? How anti-biotech campaigners strangle innovation through regulation overkill

AquaBounty GM salmon on the ropes? How anti-biotech campaigners strangle innovation through regulation overkill

With a final decision by the FDA approving for commercial sales Aqua Bounty Technologies genetically modified salmon, the biotechnology company ...
What rights should you have to your own DNA?

What rights should you have to your own DNA?

Things you own: Your clothes. Your car. Your body parts. Your DNA? A new bill under consideration by the the ...

Does Transhumanism create new social relations?

After a near decade of following the spread of Transhumanism, I finally began a PhD project to find out some ...

Placental stem cells with key therapeutic properties can be harvested

Scientists at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) led by Vladimir Serikov, MD, PhD, and Frans Kuypers, PhD, report in ...
California considers DNA privacy law

California considers DNA privacy law

California lawmakers are weighing a bill aimed at protecting their state's citizens from surreptitious genetic testing but scientists are voicing ...

New drug shows we must overcome taboos about stem-cell research

I'll be the first to admit that stem-cell research, as we typically view it, troubles me in many ways. The ...

‘Faithful judgments’ in bioethics

It's a bit of a cliché to point out that the new reproductive and genetic technologies (NRGTs) have a way ...
European court decision has big implications for stem cell research

European court decision has big implications for stem cell research

Brüstle v. Greenpeace, decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union, or CJEU, on October 18, 2011, changes ...
Sourcing stem cells from breast milk

Sourcing stem cells from breast milk

A solution to the ethical dilemma of using human embryonic stem cells to treat human diseases could be staring us ...
Should we outlaw genetic discrimination?

Should we outlaw genetic discrimination?

The late US law Professor Paul Miller reflected recently that Beethoven, Stephen Hawking and Elton John were examples of individuals ...

Does patenting genes stifle innovation and health care access?

Three years in the making, the now highly publicized American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against Myriad Genetics is still hanging ...

Frankenfoods at Whole Foods Market grocery causes dispute

Even in a city full of people working for Monsanto, virtually everyone wants labels on food with genetically modified organisms ...
Minnesotans weigh pros and cons of breakthrough genetic testing technology

Minnesotans weigh pros and cons of breakthrough genetic testing technology

Lynn is a Minneapolis artist, inspired by international science. “I have a real curiosity,” she says, as a string of ...

Scientists now raise fears on safety of GMOs

Dr Lubano Kizito of the Kenya Medical Research Institute said the human health is crucial and thus safety issues that ...
Will Gattaca come true?

Will Gattaca come true?

Noninvasive, early fetal tests for sex, paternity and chromosomal conditions will change pregnancy dramatically- and raise tricky ethical questions.A scientist ...
Back from the dead: Couple who paid $155,000 to CLONE their dog

Back from the dead: Couple who paid $155,000 to CLONE their dog

One couple couldn't bare to live without their beloved yellow Labrador, so when he died of cancer they put a ...

Human cloning: Is it possible?

Though human reproductive cloning is still in its infancy, it is believed to have several benefits ...
US GMO regulatory system broken, new analysis shows

US GMO regulatory system broken, new analysis shows

The development of genetically engineered (GE) crops in the 1980′s ignited a buzz in the agricultural community with the potential ...