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ABC World News: “Egg Donors on the Rise”by Diane ToberBiopolitical TimesNovember 7th, 2013The segment lets several misleading statements stand, but it gets some important things right.
Update: California Bill Would Overturn Protections for Women Providing Eggs for Research by Diane ToberBiopolitical TimesJune 13th, 2013If the bill is approved by the full Senate and signed into law by the governor, California researchers would be permitted for the first time to pay women for their eggs.
California Lawmakers Consider Paying Women to Provide Eggs for Researchby Diane ToberBiopolitical TimesMay 2nd, 2013A new bill claims to be motivated by concerns for women’s equity and for advancing responsible medical research, but in fact undermines both.
Sofia Vergara Freezing Her [Perfect, Perfect, Perfect] Eggsby Diane ToberBiopolitical TimesApril 4th, 2013Several celebrities have announced they’re doing it. But social egg freezing is nothing to be taken lightly.
Racial Differences in Allergy Rates: Genes or Environment?by Diane ToberBiopolical TimesMarch 21st, 2013Popular news outlets too often depict inconclusive research as fact, and this tendency seems particularly strong when the topic is related to race and genetics.
Race as Biology in The New York Times by Diane ToberBiopolitical TimesFebruary 21st, 2013A prominent science writer’s troubling choice of words about “race” suggest that it is biological reality rather than social category.
Israel Admits Targeting Ethiopian Jews for Compulsory Contraception by Diane ToberBiopolitical TimesFebruary 7th, 2013Israeli government officials have admitted to coercing Ethiopian Jewish immigrant women into taking long-acting contraceptive injections.

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