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Genetic Crossroads
May 31st, 2007

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bulletCongrats on the Great School Work! Here's a New Nose
A growing trend in grad gift giving, cosmetic surgery, highlights the risks some parents are willing to take - as well as the money they are willing to spend - to have a child that looks a certain way.

bulletWhichever Way the Wind Blows
Could a Stanford economist, who three years ago co-authored a widely touted forecast for California's Proposition 71, be trying to cover his tracks?

bulletDr. Sanjay Gupta Endorses Craniometry; Stephen Jay Gould Rolls in His Grave
Are we seeing a come-back of the completely discredited pseudo-science that conveniently placed Whites at the top of the ladder while darker-skinned peoples occupied the bottom rungs?

bulletGene Patent Bill
Write to support the Genomic Research and Accessibility Act.

bulletThe States, the Feds, and Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Whether the money comes from state or federal coffers, decisions about funding stem cell research should not be exempted form the norms of scientific deliberation.

bulletTechnology Tail Wags the Ethical Dog
Are technophiles and utilitarians becoming more brazen in their assertion that "There is no alternative?"

bulletStill in the Red
First-quarter 2007 losses by the manufacturer of BiDil, the first FDA-approved race-based medicine, are explored by a cartoon artist.

bulletFile Under: Trust Us, We're Scientists
Worried about bio-terrorist attacks? A federal committee says voluntary oversight will do.

bullet200 and Counting for the Innocence Project
As we celebrate the use of DNA forensics to exonerate falsely convicted inmates, we must take care that the key used to unlock these former prisoners' shackles isn't used to unjustly lock away others.


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