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Genetic Crossroads
August 29th, 2007

New Mo. group Targets Stem-Cell Work
by David A. Lieb, Associated Press, August 22nd, 2007
Missouri's battle over embryonic stem cell research intensified today as a new group proposed a ballot measure seeking to outlaw a particular research method that voters narrowly endorsed just last year.

Latest Genealogy Tools Create a Need to Know
by Ellen Rosen, New York Times, August 18th, 2007
Researching their roots has become a passion for many Americans. As web sites and genealogical societies proliferate and DNA testing becomes more widely available, the tools for tracing a family tree are becoming more accessible - and the hunt is often intriguing.

For the First Time, FDA Recommends Gene Testing
by David Brown, Washington Post, August 17th, 2007
Food and Drug Administration officials said yesterday they are bringing to doctors' attention the potential usefulness of getting a patient's genetic profile before prescribing warfarin, one of the most widely used -- and most dangerous -- drugs on the market.

Who's the daddy? US sperm banks must be better regulated
by Alison Motluk, New Scientist, August 9th, 2007
Now a small, not-for-profit company is beginning to fill in these gaps. In doing so, it threatens to expose just how common errors in the American fertility industry might be, and how little oversight exists to stop these problems from happening or to deal with them if they do occur.

Within Discredited Stem Cell Research, a True Scientific First
by Nicholas Wade, New York Times, August 3rd, 2007
The world of stem cell research was set reeling two years ago when its most successful practitioner, the Korean scientist Hwang Woo Suk, was found to have fabricated much of his work. But according to a new post-mortem of his research, he did achieve a scientific first, though not the one he claimed.


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