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Science as Social Control: Political Paralysis and the Genetics Agendaby Jonathan LathamIndependent Science NewsJuly 31st, 2013A new study in Science found that fully 98% of variation in “educational attainment” cannot be attributed to inherited genetic differences. Why did the authors fail to mention this fact in the title or in the summary?
uBiome: Ethical Lapse or Not?by Judy StoneScientific AmericanJuly 25th, 2013Skirting the rules hurts the company's image, fosters mistrust and, perhaps more importantly, may hurt the citizen science movement more broadly.
Made With Loveby Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesJuly 22nd, 2013The first baby has been born following “next generation genetic sequencing” of IVF embryos. What are the implications?
Genetic Screening: Every Newborn a Patientby Stefan TimmermansLos Angeles TimesJuly 19th, 2013Giving parents a torrent of information about a child's genetic disease risk will profoundly change the experience of bringing a new life into the world.
Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing Kits Vary in Predictions of Disease RiskMedical XpressJuly 17th, 2013An in-depth analysis and comparison showed that predicted risks differed among the companies and were contradictory for certain traits in certain individuals.
Senator Leahy Urges NIH to Use March-In Rights on Myriad BRCA Testby Donald ZuhnPatent DocsJuly 17th, 2013The government can ensure greater access to genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer, under a law that protects taxpayers from having to pay for inventions the public has already funded.
2 Competitors Sued by Genetics Company for Patent Infringementby Andrew PollackThe New York TimesJuly 10th, 2013Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling last month that human genes cannot be patented, Myriad Genetics is suing competitors that have begun to offer genetic testing for breast cancer risk.
First Baby Born After Full Genetic Screening of Embryos by Linda GeddesNew ScientistJuly 8th, 2013"There is the potential for getting an unprecedented amount of information about an embryo before it's transferred to the womb. We need to be very careful that this isn't used for trivial, non-medical reasons."
Jeremy Hunt launches genomics body to oversee healthcare revolutionby Randeep RameshThe GuardianJuly 4th, 2013Genomics England will aim to attract private investment in life sciences, but campaigners raise patient privacy concerns.
From Suspects to the Spitterati: A collision of power, profit, and privacyby Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesJune 27th, 2013DNA collection is increasingly ubiquitous, and the push for access to genetic information is gaining momentum. What questions should we be considering?
More Reactions to the Supreme Court's Gene Patent Decisionby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJune 26th, 2013The unanimous Supreme Court decision that human genes may not be patented continues to provoke comment and speculation, some of it contradictory.
A New High-Tech, Grass-Roots Effort to Fight Breast Cancerby Apoorva MandavilliSlateJune 25th, 2013A volunteer effort is trying to "Free the Data" so that scientists everywhere can analyze Myriad's data and help women make informed choices about their breast-cancer risk.
Pioneering Icelandic Genetics Company Denied Approval for Data-Mining Planby Jocelyn KaiserScienceJune 20th, 2013A national agency that oversees data privacy in Iceland has rejected a request from deCODE to allow it to estimate the genotypes of 280,000 Icelanders who have never agreed to take part in the company's research.
Public Invasion of Genetic Privacy For UK Royal Family?by Dr Philippa BricePHG FoundationJune 17th, 2013A front-page story based on DNA analysis of distant cousins reveals that Prince William and Prince Harry have Indian ancestry, raising ethical concerns about genetic privacy.
Poking Holes in Genetic Privacyby Gina KolataThe New York TimesJune 16th, 2013For years now, a steady stream of research has eroded scientists’ faith that DNA can be held anonymously.
After Patent Ruling, Availability of Gene Tests Could Broadenby Andrew PollackThe New York TimesJune 13th, 2013Almost immediately after the Supreme Court ruled that human genes could not be patented, several laboratories announced they, too, would begin offering genetic testing for breast cancer risk.
Reactions to the Supreme Court Ruling Against Myriadby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJune 13th, 2013The unanimous Supreme Court decision that human genes may not be patented was greeted with enthusiasm by the large coalition of plaintiffs and supporters, while the losers tried to put a brave face on it.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Gene Patentsby Pete Shanks and Marcy DarnovskyBiopolitical TimesJune 13th, 2013The Supreme Court's ruling against Myriad Genetics is a triumph for common sense and the common good, and for scientific research and legal fundamentals as well.
Supreme Court Rules Human Genes May Not Be Patentedby Adam LiptakThe New York TimesJune 13th, 2013Isolated human genes may not be patented, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday.
Be Prepared for the Big Genome Leakby Steven E. BrennerNatureJune 12th, 2013Concerns are growing about our ability to properly control access to the information held in genetic research databases.
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