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Genetic Crossroads
April 16th, 2008

Here are some additional recent posts from CGS' blog, Biopolitical Times. We invite you to add Biopolitical Times to your Internet routines or RSS reader, and to weigh in with your own comments.

Immortality breakthrough! Read all about it!
by Marcy Darnovsky
April 14th, 2008
A transhumanist shares the secrets of "longevity escape velocity."

Medical Records Meet Personal Genomics
by Marcy Darnovsky
April 10th, 2008
A genomics company buys the rights to millions of patients' medical information.

Gene of the Week: the Ruthless Dictator Gene
by Jesse Reynolds
April 9th, 2008
A recent Nature article touting the discovery of the "ruthless dictator" gene goes a step beyond the excessive simplification of much reporting of genetic associations.

Burying the Lead
by Osagie Obasogie
April 7th, 2008
While the American media have frequently reported on sex selection and shifting sex ratios abroad, this seems to be the first empirical evidence that the practice and its consequences do not simply happen "over there."

What makes surrogacy like military service?
by Marcy Darnovsky
April 4th, 2008
There are a number of similarities, starting with the fact that both involve putting your body and health on the line for a cause.

Facts on the Ground
by Jesse Reynolds
April 2nd, 2008
One need not be that cynical to believe that British cloning researchers are trying to change the "facts on the ground" for the upcoming debate.

The Gullible Gene?
by Marcy Darnovsky
March 26th, 2008
No government agency is regulating the direct-to-consumer genetic testing industry.

Keep your eye on the stem cell ball
by Jesse Reynolds
March 25th, 2008
In a distinct shift of rhetoric, advocates of embryonic stem cell research recently recast its imminent benefits not as revolutionary regenerative medicine but simply as a better research tool for testing traditional small molecule drugs.


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