The Globalization of Baby-Making
by Ellen Goodman, The Boston Globe
April 11th, 2008
Hundreds of couples are crossing borders in search of lower-cost ways to fill the family business. In turn, there's a new coterie of international workers who are gestating for a living.
The Curious Lives of Surrogates
By Lorraine Ali and Raina Kelley, Newsweek
April 7, 2008
Thousands of largely invisible American women have given birth to other people's babies. Many are married to men in the military.
Eight Years after Jesse's Death, Are Human Research Subjects Any Safer?
by Paul Gelsinger and Adil E. Shamoo, Hastings Center Report
April 4th, 2008
Many things stand in the way of better protection, but perhaps the greatest obstacle is the lack of adequate federal oversight.
Lawless Gene-Testing Industry Needs a Sheriff
by Brandon Keim, Wired
April 3rd, 2008
Genetic-industry watchdogs advise think twice before you act on the recommendations of a genetic test, noting that there's no independent oversight of the fast-growing DNA testing industry.
Sex selection by Asians in U.S. studied
by Randolph Schmid, Associated Press
April 1st, 2008
A new analysis of the 2000 Census shows that among U.S.-born children of Chinese, Korean and Asian-Indian parents, the odds of having a boy increase if the family already has a girl or two.
Should Biotech Piggy Go to Market?
by Rebecca Clarren, Salon.Com
March 29th, 2008
Consumer advocates worry that the FDA is throwing open the barn door too quickly to genetically engineered animals
Genetic Testing Gets Personal
Firms Sell Answers On Health, Even Love
By Rick Weiss, Washington Post
March 25, 2008
The world of direct-to-consumer genetic testing - a peculiar mix of modern science, old-fashioned narcissism and innovative entrepreneurialism, all made possible by the government-sponsored Human Genome Project - has critics warning that the market is becoming rife with hype.
Embryo Bill is Plank of Gordon Brown's Agenda
Brave New World War
by Andrew Porter, Telegraph
March 24th, 2008
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill is a major plank of the Government's legislative programme. For Gordon Brown - to whom the Bill means so much - and Geoff Hoon, his chief whip, the prospect of a parliamentary defeat on its measures is unthinkable.
by Jamie Metzl, Democracy
March 21st, 2008
Genetic engineering will soon turn science fiction to fact. Here's why we need a new global treaty to control it.