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Genetic Crossroads
November 29th, 2007

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DNA Dieting? It was only a matter of time.....
by Jamie Brooks
November 28th, 2007
It was only a matter of time before biotechnology would promise people that it could help them get their sexy back while capitalizing on the multi-million dollar diet industry. Enter GenoTrim™, the "world's first DNA-customized nutritional supplement for optimal weight."

WARF and Thomson Go for Patents with New Stem Cell Developments
by Jesse Reynolds
November 20th, 2007
The leader of one of the two teams behind today's big stem cell developments plans on filing a patent on the technique.

Will Genetic Engineering Save Us From Ourselves?
by Osagie Obasogie
November 14th, 2007
Japanese researchers have used genetic engineering to produce mice with altered olfactory senses. This obscures their ability to pick up on cat odors that instinctively suggest danger, allowing these mice to cozy up comfortably with their newfound feline friends without trepidation.

Stem Cell Research in New Jersey: The Beginning of the End of Hype?
by Jesse Reynolds
November 7th, 2007
The path to failure of a ballot initiative in New Jersey may indicate that the sheen and hype of imminent cures is beginning to wear off of embryonic stem cell research.

Colbert and Venter: Satire maven meets synth bio king
by Marcy Darnovsky
November 1st, 2007
Scientist-entrepreneur Craig Venter plugs synthetic bio and his autobiography on The Colbert Report.

Just like the Marines
by Marcy Darnovsky
November 1st, 2007
A Chicago fertility clinic is advertising for egg "donors" with a take-off on the longstanding recruiting campaign by the U.S. Marine Corps.

Corporate Genomics and Creepy GeneBook
by Jesse Reynolds
October 25th, 2007
Is the much-anticipated market of "personal genomics" better described as "corporate genomics?"



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