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Genetic Crossroads
February 7th, 2008

Change planned on cloning consent
BBC News
February 2nd, 2008
The government may allow scientists to clone embryos from tissues donated for research without the need for donors' "express" consent.

Spain gives go ahead to research using therapeutic cloning
Typically Spanish
January 24th, 2008
Three research projects have been given permission, two in Valencia and one in Madrid

1,000 Genomes Project: Expanding the Map of Human Genetics
by David Biello
Scientific American
January 23rd, 2008
Researchers hope the effort will speed up the discovery of many diseases's genetic roots

First animal-human embryo trials to go ahead
by Mark Henderson
The Times (UK)
January 17th, 2008
Experiments to create Britain's first embryos that merge human and animal material will begin within months after a Government watchdog today approved two research teams to carry out the controversial work.

NitroMed Halts Marketing of Drug
by David Armstrong
Wall Street Journal
January 16th, 2008
NitroMed Inc. is shutting down its effort to market and sell BiDil, the first drug approved for use in a single racial group.

Share your eggs and get half-price IVF
by Danielle Beeton
Sunderland Echo
January 8th, 2008
Scientists are offering infertile UK women half-price IVF treatment in return for donating some of their eggs for stem cell research.

Registry may track egg, sperm donors
by William Heisel
Los Angeles Times
January 3rd, 2008
Troubled by the health history and backgrounds of some anonymous egg and sperm donors, leaders in the fertility industry have said in recent weeks that they would create a national registry to track donors and birth outcomes.

Gene-Test Marketing Raises Public Health fears
by Michael Smith
MedPage Today
December 27th, 2007
Welcome to the wonderful world of direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Some companies are based on the latest cutting edge science, others offer legitimate if limited tests, and still others are out and out frauds.

FBI Prepares Vast Database Of Biometrics; $1 Billion Project to Include Images of Irises and Faces
by Ellen Nakashima
Washington Post
December 22nd, 2007
The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion effort to build the world's largest computer database of peoples' physical characteristics, a project that would give the government unprecedented abilities to identify individuals in the United States and abroad.


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