States Assess Breakthrough On Stem Cells
Those With Big Investments Vow to Continue Research
November 22nd, 2007
Tuesday's announcement that scientists had found a noncontroversial way to make cells equivalent to human embryonic stem cells generated economic and geopolitical tremors through states that have invested in embryonic stem cell programs and research centers.
Company Offers Genome Assessments
New York Times
November 16th, 2007
The revolution in human genomics, though barely understood by professionals, is about to hit the street, at least for those able to pay about $1,000 for a glance at their entire genome.
Fertility Therapies Under the Microscope
As Couples Rush to Embrace Genetic Screening, Egg Freezing, Other High-Tech Treatments, Debate Grows Over Their Value
Wall Street Journal
November 15th, 2007
As medical science continues to churn out ever-more-sophisticated methods to treat infertility desperate would-be parents rush to embrace the latest techniques. But some fertility experts worry that procedures of limited benefit are unfairly raising patients' hopes.
Vietnam's Girls Go Missing
November 2nd, 2007
Vietnam is the latest country to report an alarming skew towards boy babies, one that may lead to vast societal upheaval.
Nascent Stem Cell Company Raises Ethical and Medical Issues
San Francisco Chronicle
October 29th, 2007
The novel business plan of StemLifeLine Inc. - which started promoting its service to fertility patients earlier this year as "insurance for the future" - set off a flash fire of protest from stem cell research opponents and supporters alike.