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The Right to Speak Out[Editorial]NatureApril 9th, 2013Controversy over the results touted by a genetic-ancestry firm has highlighted the need for reform of the United Kingdom’s restrictive libel law.
Tough Calls on Prenatal Tests by Christopher WeaverWall Street JournalApril 3rd, 2013New prenatal gene tests are reshaping care for expectant mothers, but their rapid rollout has raised fears that poorly understood results could lead to confusion among patients and doctors.
Who Decides What Patients Need to Know?by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesApril 2nd, 2013The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics report on "incidental findings" in genetic tests has kicked up a storm of controversy, not least because it seems to contradict February's ACMG recommendations about testing children.
Are Parents Entitled To Create A Dream Child? [VIDEO][With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]HuffPost LiveMarch 29th, 2013What if science allowed prospective parents to create smarter and healthier babies? This idea is just as exciting as it is alarming, but is it realistic? Should it be?
The Era of Genetics-Based Advertising is Comingby Daniela HernandezWiredMarch 28th, 2013If you thought personalised advertising based on your Facebook status updates, Gmail content or online browsing behaviour was creepy, just you wait. The era of genetics-based advertising is coming, and it could be just as profitable.
No Choice For Youby Caroline Wright and Anna MiddletonGenomes UnzippedMarch 28th, 2013The American College of Medical Genetics has published recommendations for reporting incidental findings in clinical exome and genome sequencing.
GM Crops Evil, GM Children OK?by Chris BennettWestern Farm PressMarch 27th, 2013China is surging ahead with a research project aimed at identifying millions of genetic variations in order to boost intelligence.
You Don't "Own" Your Own Genes[Press release]Weill Cornell Medical CollegeMarch 25th, 2013Through more than 40,000 patents on DNA molecules, companies have essentially claimed the entire human genome for profit.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the Sequelby Rebecca SklootThe New York TimesMarch 23rd, 2013Last week, scientists sequenced and published the genome of cells taken without consent from a woman named Henrietta Lacks - without her family's permission.
Doctors Should Tell Patients About Some, But Not All, Unexpected Genetic Findingsby Susan YoungMIT Technology ReviewMarch 22nd, 2013A medical geneticists' group recommends that risk factors for 20 conditions be examined in all medical DNA sequencing tests.
Patients Should Get DNA Information, Report Recommendsby Jennifer Couzin-FrankelScience InsiderMarch 21st, 2013Fourteen genetics experts, with the backing of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, are proposing that anyone whose genome is sequenced should automatically learn about serious health risks and problems.
The Gattaca App for Your Smartphoneby Abby Lippman, Biopolitical Times guest contributorBiopolitical TimesMarch 6th, 2013Will Malaysia lead the way in cell phone apps that access your genetic data, and if so what comes next?
Guidelines for Genetic Testing of Childrenby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesFebruary 28th, 2013A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Medical Genetics discusses when doctors should suggest a genetic test for a child.
At More Colleges, Classes on Genetics Get Personal by Ryan J. FoleySeattle Post-IntelligencerFebruary 27th, 2013More college classes are asking students to have their own genomes sequenced.
To Claim Someone has 'Viking Ancestors' is no Better than Astrologyby Mark ThomasThe Guardian February 25th, 2013The truth about direct-to-consumer ancestry tests is that there is little scientific substance to most of them and they are better thought of as genetic astrology.
New Guidelines for Genetic Testing in Childrenby Bonnie RochmanTimeFebruary 21st, 2013The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics have released a new statement on genetic testing in children, suggesting ways to navigate the ethical, legal, and social complexities.
Billionaires Anoint Biogeeksby Matthew HerperForbesFebruary 20th, 2013A group of Silicon Valley billionaires announced awards of $3 million to each of eleven recipients, in the first round of their "Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences."
"Genius Genes" to be Named in Three Months, Says Chinese "Wunderkind"by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesFebruary 20th, 2013BGI, the Chinese gene-sequencing behemoth, is working with Stephen Hsu and Robert Plomin in an attempt to identify genes for intelligence.
Gene Thought to be Linked to Alzheimer's is Marker for Only Mild Impairmentby Susan KelleyCornell ChronicleFebruary 11th, 2013Defying the widely held belief that a specific gene is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, researchers report that people with that gene are more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment — but not Alzheimer's.
Inside China’s Genome FactorySequencing a complete human genome may soon cost less than an iPhone. Will BGI-Shenzhen decode yours? by Christina LarsonMIT Technology ReviewFebruary 11th, 2013BGI-Shenzhen has become the world’s most prolific sequencer of human, plant, and animal DNA. So far, it claims to have completely sequenced some 50,000 human genomes — far more than any other group.
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