Tag Archives: DNA

Worried about your privacy? Your genome isn’t the biggest threat.

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Tom Tomlinson, PhD It was good news to learn last month that the “Golden State Killer” had at last been identified and apprehended. A very evil man gets … Continue reading

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Gene Editing: God’s Will or God’s Won’t

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD Give God a rest; do your own gene editing (and thinking). On August 2, 2017 the New York Times headline read, “In Breakthrough, Scientists … Continue reading

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Designing Children: Patents and the Market are not Sufficient Regulation

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Jennifer Carter-Johnson, PhD, JD In an October report entitled “Breeding Out Disease,” 60 MINUTES correspondent Nora O’Donnell reported on the use of pre-implantation genetic … Continue reading

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Mighty mitochondria: a tiny organelle that can, and should, save lives

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Monica List, DVM, MA A June 3rd headline from The Guardian reads: “Genetic treatment using three-parent embryos may be ready in two years.” This … Continue reading

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Welcome to FDA Enforcement

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Kayte Spector-Bagdady, J.D., M.Bioethics  “This is me, my DNA. It helps make me who I am…I might have an increased risk of heart … Continue reading

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