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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...