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Should Women Be Able to Abort a Fetus Just Because It’s Female?
by Emma Green
May 16th, 2016
A new wave of state legislation that prohibits abortion based on sex, race, and genetic abnormality, is "meant to put women in this queasy position of having to justify two things that might not fit together in one political belief."
Huntington’s disease: the new gene therapy that sufferers cannot afford
by Dara Mohammadi
The Guardian [UK]
May 15th, 2016
Efforts to treat Huntington’s disease involve costly drugs way beyond the reach of the poor communities in South America who take part in research studies
Scientists are trying to use CRISPR to fix everything. What’s wrong with that?
by Emily McManus
May 5th, 2016
A historian of eugenics asks: "Will individuals start making decisions to use new biotech to improve themselves and their children?"
Let people most affected by gene editing write CRISPR rules
by Jessica Hamzelou
April 29th, 2016
The US National Academies' committee on human gene editing held a discussion in Paris at the French National Academy of Medicine.
Dwarfism, Chemical Limb Lengthening, and Informed Consent
by Joseph Stramondo
International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Blog
April 25th, 2016
A California biotech company is testing a drug designed to "normalize" annual growth but not address health complications of dwarfism.
Human Experimentation: Rethinking The 'Bad Old Days'
by Barron Lerner
April 19th, 2016
The horrors in our medical past require that we not brush them aside as just wrong but that we look hard at why they happened.
In IVF, Questions About ‘Mosaic’ Embryos
by Kira Peikoff
The New York Times
April 18th, 2016
20% of embryos have both "normal" and "abnormal" cells, generating false positive genetic test results, and questions among fertility clinics about whether to implant.
‘Buffer genes’ may protect these 13 people from rare genetic diseases
by Jocelyn Kaiser
April 11th, 2016
Researchers analyzed the DNA of 589,000 anonymous donors, but could not contact the 13 people to verify they were healthy.
Turning to technology when nature isn't enough for pregnancy
by Marion Callahan
Bucks County Courier Times / The Herald
April 9th, 2016
“Gender is not a disease; it's a preference. Once you start doing it for preferences, not medical reasons, you are opening a door to a big slippery slope.”
Yeast Infection Led to Removal of Transplanted Uterus
by Denise Grady
The New York Times
April 8th, 2016
Just two weeks after the first US uterus transplant, the organ had to be removed because a common yeast infection posed life-threatening risks.
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New Forms of Sex Selection [PDF]
Disability Community and Identity: Perceptions of Prenatal Screening
The New Eugenics
Disability Equality and Prenatal Testing: Contradictory or Compatible? [PDF]
The Disability Rights Critique of Prenatal Genetic Testing [PDF]
Hacking life: Scientists ‘recode’ DNA in step toward lab-made organisms
CRISPR patent fight: The legal bills are soaring
What happens when anyone can edit genes at home? We’re about to find out
Athletes are keeping their distance from a genetic test for concussion risks
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