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The Associated Press reports on the rise of do-it-yourself biotechnology in the garage.
Maura Dolan and Jason Felch
authored another installment in the excellent series on the use of DNA in forensics in the Los Angeles Times.
Commercial surrogacy appears to be on the rise in Uganda.
The first study of long-term risks of providing eggs for assisted reproduction was published in Fertility and Sterility.
A 2003 Missouri law that provides public funds for life sciences research may need to be revised due to the 2006 passage of a state constitutional amendment to protect stem cell research. Cloning-based stem cell research was explicitly ineligible for funds under the original law. But the constitutional amendment prohibits any such discrimination by the state, even though cloning-based stem cell researchis not occurring in Missouri.
This is more than a week old, but it warrants a mention here: The Catholic Vatican issued its first lenthy statement on assisted reproduction since 1987.