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Vatican talks of 'eugenics culture’ after abortion of wrong twinby Richard OwenTimes Online [UK]August 29th, 2007Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into a botched selective abortion that the Vatican has described as the result of a “culture of perfection” resembling Nazi eugenics.
Embryos injected with animal cells should be given human status, UK bishops urgeby Simon CaldwellCatholic OnlineJune 27th, 2007Human embryos injected with animal cells, or chimeras, should be accorded human status under proposals to be considered by the British Parliament in the fall, said the Catholic bishops of England and Wales
Can’t discard them as embryos, abort them as fetuses, or cast them out? Try hormone patches.by Marcy DarnovskyBiopolitical TimesMarch 16th, 2007A leading evangelical would support hormonal "treatments" for fetuses if genetic tests that can identify them as predisposed to be gay are developed.
WWJD – What Would James (Cameron) Do?by Osagie K. ObasogieBiopolitical TimesMarch 6th, 2007James Cameron is quite accustomed to casting big stars in his films. Yet many were surprised when Cameron took his legendary casting to the next level by setting his eyes on Jesus – yes, Jesus – as his next leading man.
Our Biopolitical Future: Four Scenarios [PDF]World WatchFebruary 28th, 2007CGS Executive Director Richard Hayes's essay is the cover story of the March/April issue of World Watch magazine. The four scenarios, which cover the years between 2007 and 2021, are Libertarian Transhumanism Triumphs, One Family, One Future, A Techno-Eugenic Arms Race, and For the Common Good.
National Council of Churches Adopts Policies on Human BiotechnologyGenetic CrossroadsJanuary 26th, 2007At its annual General Assembly meeting in November, the National Council of Churches USA adopted an important policy document on human biotechnology titled Fearfully and Wonderfully Made.
Stem-cell oracles[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Dan PineJ. The Jewish newsweekly of northern CaliforniaFebruary 23rd, 2006Though still in relative infancy, stem-cell research holds great promise to cure juvenile diabetes and a host of other conditions, from spinal cord injury to Alzheimer’s disease to cancer. Is there a Jewish position on stem-cell research?
National Council of Churches Approves Policy on New Human BiotechnologiesGenetic CrossroadsDecember 15th, 2005The National Council of Churches (NCC) has approved a comprehensive set of policies to guide its members "through the maze of moral decision-making in the rapidly developing field of biotechnology." The policies will be studied by the Council's member communions over the coming year and and then reviewed for final adoption.
Playing God: The Challenges of Human Biotechnology for Spiritual Progressives [PDF]by Marcy DarnovskyJuly 23rd, 2005Marcy Darnovsky's presentation spoke at Tikkun’s Spiritual Activism conference on The New Human Biotechnologies: Why Progressives Don’t Have God on their Side and How to Change This in Berkeley, CA
Clergy From Sacramento Area To Denounce Stem-Cell Initiativeby Laura MecoySacramento BeeOctober 26th, 2004A group of Sacramento-area ministers will hold a press conference to denounce the $3 billion stem-cells bond measure.
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