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Genetic Crossroads
March 17th, 2008

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Who's Biting Who?: Headlines on White Surrogate for Asian Couple
by Osagie Obasogie
March 10th, 2008
Probably the oldest cliché in journalism is that the everyday 'dog bites man story' is not nearly as newsworthy as when the proverbial man who turns the tables and bites the dog. But when it comes to reproductive technologies, race is increasingly becoming the dividing line between journalists' view of the ordinary and the extraordinary.

Sex selection: Consumer right or violence against women?
by Marcy Darnovsky
February 27th, 2008
Is the problem with sex selection that it's sometimes inaccurate, or that it's wrong?

Expanding the egg business
by Marcy Darnovsky
February 15th, 2008
Two troubling developments in the growing commerce surrounding women's eggs.

One gene, two genes; Red genes, blue genes
by Jesse Reynolds
February 14th, 2008
The cover of a recent issue of New Scientist conveniently captures almost all that is wrong with media coverage of genetic discoveries.

Warning: Side Effects May Include Cynicism
by Marcy Darnovsky
February 13th, 2008
Big Pharma is lobbying hard to get the European Union to permit direct-to-consumer marketing of prescription drugs. Consumer groups are pushing back with spoofs of drug ads.

Geron's Steadfast Optimism
by Jesse Reynolds
February 12th, 2008
Does Okarma really believe that the feds will so quickly turn around the first application for human testing of an entirely new method of medicine?

"Roots in a Test Tube"
by Osagie Obasogie
February 7th, 2008
On the heels of the acclaimed 2006 PBS series African-American Lives - where Harvard's Henry Louis Gates Jr. uses genetic ancestry testing to trace several prominent Blacks' genealogies - comes the second installment, African-American Lives 2.


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