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Genetic Crossroads
July 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.

Putting Makeup on a Pig
by Jesse Reynolds
It seems that advocates of using emerging technologies to create a new type of human have realized that "transhuman" doesn't go over well.

Kiwis Consider Sex Selection
by Jesse Reynolds
The New Zealand Bioethics Council recommended allowing prospective parents to use sex selection through PGD for family balancing.

Sperm on the High Seas
by Marcy Darnovsky
A discussion of regulating medical tourism in "The challenge of `sperm ships': The need for the global regulation of medical technology"

Gene of the Week: American Exceptionalism
by Jesse Reynolds
Conservative pundit Michael Medved recently offered a genetic antidote to white guilt.

Pap Smears or Botox? Cosmetic Makeovers and Conflicts of Interest
by Marcy Darnovsky
Gynecologists and general practitioners are padding their pay
by selling cosmetic procedures to their female patients.


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