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New Thriller about Eugenics, “the Dirty Little Secret of the Anglo-American Intellectual Elite”by Marcy DarnovskyBiopolitical TimesMarch 15th, 2012How should we understand the attraction of eugenics for liberals and leftists in the early twentieth century?
The Case Against DNAby William LangleyThe TelegraphMarch 6th, 2012Genetic profiling was once hailed as a magical tool to catch criminals. So why is it now in danger of being discredited?
Company Unveils DNA Sequencing Device Meant to Be Portable, Disposable and Cheapby Andrew PollackNew York TimesFebruary 18th, 2012A British startup is commercializing a USB-sized disposable DNA sequencing machine.
IVF Clinics Told to Cut Multiple Births to 10%BBCFebruary 9th, 2012IVF clinics have been told that no more than 10% of births should be twins or triplets by regulators.
Treatment for Blood Disease Is Gene Therapy Landmarkby Nicholas WadeNew York TimesDecember 10th, 2011Hemophilia B is the first well-known disease to appear treatable by gene therapy, a technique with a 20-year record of almost unbroken failure.
Surrogacy Children Caught in Legal Limboby Carl O'BrienIrish TimesNovember 19th, 2011Children born through surrogacy to Irish couples abroad risk getting caught in legal limbo, left either stateless or unable to get an Irish passport.
UK Supreme Court Upholds Gene Patentby Martin TurnerBioNewsNovember 14th, 2011In what appears to be the end of a long-running legal saga, the UK's Supreme Court found in favor of a patent for a gene and the protein sequence it encodes.
HFEA Triples the Going Rate for Women’s Eggs in UK by Doug PetBiopolitical TimesOctober 27th, 2011The UK’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority set new compensation rates for sperm and egg providers that are drastically higher than previously allowed.
What price parenthood?by Jeremy LauranceThe IndependentOctober 20th, 2011UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority tripled the amount that women can be paid from egg donation to £750 per cycle.
EU court: No patents for some stem cell techniquesby Maria ChengBloomberg BusinessweekOctober 18th, 2011The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that scientists cannot patent stem cell techniques that use human embryos.
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