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Can a Blind Person Be a Racist? [Excerpt]by Osagie ObasogieScientific AmericanJanuary 10th, 2014Racist attitudes are not rooted in the ability to actually "see" the color of someone’s skin.
The Eugenics Legacy of the Nobelist Who Fathered IVFby Osagie K. ObasagieScientific AmericanOctober 4th, 2013A pioneer of the technology that led to the first "test-tube baby" was also an active member of Britain’s Eugenics Society.
Your Body, Their Propertyby Osagie K. ObasogieBoston ReviewSeptember 30th, 2013When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down human gene patents it took one aspect of the debate over property interests in human biological materials off the table. But other body parts are still considered fair game.
High-Tech, High-Risk Forensicsby Osagie K. ObasogieThe New York TimesJuly 24th, 2013For far too long, we have allowed the myth of DNA infallibility to chip away at our skepticism of government’s prosecutorial power, undoubtedly leading to untold injustices.
Moore is LessWhy the Development of Pluripotent Stem Cells Might Lead Us to Rethink Differential Property Interests in Excised Human Cellsby Osagie K. Obasogie and Helen TheungStanford Technology Law ReviewJanuary 15th, 2013A proposal for addressing the profound legal issues raised by induced pluripotent stem cells.
The End of Race History? Not Yetby Osagie K. ObasogieNew Scientist December 14th, 2012Two books explain how the idea that we live in a post-racial world conflicts with ongoing uses of race in science.
Life, MonetizedDeadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself — And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future, by Harriet A. Washingtonby Osagie K. ObasagieThe American ProspectNovember 17th, 2011Harriet Washington's new book examines the ways in which the “medical-industrial complex” benefits research industries at the expense of both consumers and human research subjects.
All That Glitters Isn’t Goldby Osagie K. Obasogie and Troy DusterThe Hastings Center ReportOctober 12th, 2011Expanded uses of DNA forensics suggest new ethical, legal, and social implications, but the National Research Council’s 2009 report obscured these concerns.
Black Saltby Osagie K. ObasogieSlateApril 18th, 2011Should the government single out African-Americans for low-sodium diets?
Clinical trials on trial[Commentary]by Osagie ObasogieThe New ScientistJanuary 22nd, 2011Vulnerable people are increasingly targeted as subjects for clinical research. Have we forgotten the lessons of past abuses?
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