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January 26, 2007 Newsletter

Genetic Crossroads


Important Changes in UK Law on Reproductive and Genetic Technologiesby David KingGenetic CrossroadsJanuary 26th, 2007Dr. David King gives his views on government proposals that would reorganize the UK HFEA and set important new rules.
Stem Cell Research in the USGenetic CrossroadsJanuary 26th, 2007The US House of Representatives passed a stem cell research bill earlier this month as part of the new Democratic leadership's initial round of legislation. The proposal would largely undo President Bush's restrictions on the federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, but is expected to meet the same fate it did in the previous session of Congress: a veto by the President, and a failure by Congress to override that veto.
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.
The Latest From Biopolitical TimesGenetic CrossroadsJanuary 26th, 2007Check out a few recent posts from CGS' blog, Biopolitical Times: * Quality-controlled embryos * Sex selection is a problem. But a national security threat? * At What Point Does IVF Become Human Experimentation?
CGS NewsGenetic CrossroadsJanuary 26th, 2007Emily Galpern attended the National Advocates for Pregnant Women's national summit; Emily Galpern presented to the California Women's Commission; Sujatha Jesudason spoke at the National Consultation on New Reproductive Technologies and their Implications for Women in India
Other NewsGenetic CrossroadsJanuary 26th, 2007Op-eds by CGS staffers Osagie Obasogie and Parita Shah, and by Executive Director Richard Hayes, and other key articles.

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