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Genetic Crossroads
June 11th, 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.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Interviews James Watson
by Osagie Obasogie
Race scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., who has filmed two documentaries on race, genetics, and ancestry while also founding a DNA ancestry company, was troubled by Watson's seemingly pernicious use of race and genetics....This led Gates to interview Watson to, in a sense, determine whether he's a bigot.

Partisan fratricide over stem cells in Missouri?
by Jesse Reynolds
Just when you thought that the strange saga of stem cell research policy in Missouri was over, think again.

Cloning the Dead
by Jesse Reynolds
The UK is now proposing allowing scientists to try to create clonal embryos from the tissues of dead people, most of whom have not given their consent.

New York considers paying women for eggs for stem cell research
by Jesse Reynolds
The New York state stem cell research program is considering offering compensation for women to provide eggs.

Feminist scholars on eggs for cloning research
by Marcy Darnovsky
Comprehensive articles on the use of women's eggs in cloning-based stem cell research.

UK's Prime Minister Brown vs. scientists
by Jesse Reynolds
Like so many writings advocating cloning-based stem cell research, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown's recent op-ed drifts to distortion and hyperbole.

Maybe Next Year?
by Jesse Reynolds
It now looks like the CEO of Geron will like assure us once again that clinical trials of embryonic stem cell treatments will begin "next year" - just as he's done since at least 2004.


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