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October 16, 2000 Newsletter

Genetic Crossroads
October 16th, 2000

"What can happen when the technology used in support of
genetic thinking is not the crude technology of shackles
and slave ships, of showers that pour lethal gas and of
mass ovens, or even the technology of surgical sterilization,
but the fabulous, fantastic, extraordinary technology of
the new genetics itself?. . .My children will not be led to
genetic technology in chains and shackles, or crowded into
cattle cars. It will be offered to them."

--Barbara Katz Rothman, sociologist, City University
of New York, "A Sociological Skeptic in the Brave
New World," Gender & Society (v12 n5, October 1998)

EDITORS' NOTEGenetic CrossroadsOctober 16th, 2000
New Bans on Human Genetic Modification in Japan and NetherlandsGenetic CrossroadsOctober 16th, 2000
Greenpeace Prevents Patents on Pig-Human EmbryosGenetic CrossroadsOctober 16th, 2000
Gelsinger wrongful death lawsuit names bioethicist CaplanGenetic CrossroadsOctober 16th, 2000
California Cloning Committee Meets in Los AngelesGenetic CrossroadsOctober 16th, 2000
Scientists, Activists, and Biotech Execs Debate Human Genetic Modification at State of the World ForumGenetic CrossroadsOctober 16th, 2000
Art Exhibits on BiotechnologyGenetic CrossroadsOctober 16th, 2000Current and planned art exhibits focusing on human biotechnology.
UPCOMING EVENTSGenetic CrossroadsOctober 16th, 2000

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