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October 25, 2007

EU exec proposes ban on animal cloning for food by Charlie DunmoreReuters UKOctober 19th, 2010A European Commission report cited ethical concerns over the industrial production of cloned meat.
James Watson's LegacyPromoting a New Eugenicsby Marcy DarnovskyBiopolitical TimesOctober 25th, 2007Though neither media nor blogosphere have noted it so far, Watson and a small but disturbing number of other prominent figures are actively promoting a renewed program of eugenics - this time using 21st-century reproductive and genetic technologies.
Nobel Notions and the Uses of Geneticsby Marcy DarnovskyAlterNetOctober 25th, 2007It's Nobel Prize season, and Nobel scientists are very much in the news. James Watson is currently embroiled in controversy after making a series of blatantly racist remarks. But related views espoused by one of this year's laureates have gone unnoticed.
In-Home Genetic Tests Represent Riskby Jesse ReynoldsNewsdayOctober 25th, 2007Myriad's direct-to-consumer advertising of its test for genes related to breast cancer is likely to be the tip of the iceberg, and what it suggests for the future is quite alarming.
Food from Cloned AnimalsA Bait and Switch?by Osagie K. Obasogie and Pete ShanksSan Francisco Chronicle October 25th, 2007Californians should be allowed to know what they're eating. That's why Gov. Schwarzenegger should sign SB63, requiring food from cloned animals to be labeled. But there are other reasons to go slow on this unproven technology.
The Latest from Biopolitical TimesGenetic CrossroadsOctober 25th, 2007First One in the Pool..., Oprah on Renting Wombs in India: "It's beautiful," Moving the Goalposts on Hybrids, and more
CGS in the NewsGenetic CrossroadsOctober 25th, 2007CGS in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Colorlines, the Sacramento Bee, and more
Other News and ViewsGenetic CrossroadsOctober 25th, 2007Report Assails F.D.A. Oversight of Clinical Trials, Therapeutic Misconception and Stem Cell Research, IVF 'cell bank' plan criticized, and more


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