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Genetic Crossroads
February 28th, 2007

CGS' blog Biopolitical Times offers news and opinion on the politics of human biotechnologies. We invite your thoughts and reactions.

bulletCloning human beings? The "inevitability" power play
It's one thing to hear about the "inevitability" of human reproductive cloning from kooks like Rael. But from the editors of Nature?

bulletAtlanta: Where apologizing for eugenics is somehow controversial
Over at the Atlanta Constitution Journal, opinion page editor Cynthia Tucker has written a thoughtful piece on Georgia's eugenic past and why it's time for an apology.

bulletSex selection and the New York Times
Sex selection is a hot topic. So when the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states that it's unethical for doctors to participate in sex selection for "family balancing" or "personal preference," you'd expect a bit of media attention.

bulletETC Group on extreme genetic engineering
The potential for misuse of "SynBio" is great, yet oversight is nonexistent and media coverage is generally fawning.

bulletSurging DNA databases
In addition to being a defunct citrus soda, and describing the push for sending more American troops to Iraq, 'surge' also aptly characterizes growing government efforts to expand DNA databases.


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