Once again, the bloggers at Biopolitical Times and other CGS staff were polled for our favorite posts of the closing year. In no particular order:
Phantom of Heilbronn Revealed!
Contamination of forensic genetic samples led German police on a 15-year wild goose chase.
Controversy over "cognitive-enhancement" drugs is heating up
Libertarians Diss Democracy
Transhumanists put their disdain for democracy in writing. (See also: Transhumanist libertarian: Still against democracy):
"Racial alchemy" - for real?
Until now, hypothetical discussions of embryo screening for eye and skin color have seemed distant:
Patriotic Puppies -- and a Prize!
Another pet-cloning company emerges, with the same principals and the same gimmicks.
Enhancement: From Steroids to Skin Tone
Sammy Sosa shocked many a few weeks ago by appearing at the Latin Grammys with dramatically lighter skin:
Michael Jackson, cloning, and assisted reproduction: The trivial and the troubling
Michael Jackson was "obsessed" with cloning himself, and used assisted reproduction to produce three children "crafted to be 'white' enough to match [his] artfully devised if pathetically alienated image of himself.":
23andMe Targets Mommies-to-Be
The personal genomics company's new target is pregnant women. Are early-stage fetuses next? (See also: Genotyping Children and Kiddie Gene Testing in China)
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