GENEWATCH
 
Volume 31 Issue 1
 
 
Volume 31 Issue 1
DNA Ancestry
Jan-Jun 2018
 
Genomic Testing Among African Americans: Problems, Limitations, and Solutions
By Fatimah L. C. Jackson
 
Ancestry DNA Testing: Who Could Track You and Your Relatives?
By Helen Wallace
 
The Evolving State of Human Germline Editing
By Katie Hasson
 
In Memoriam: Abby Lippman
By Sheldon Krimsky
 
Genes in Flatland
By Stuart Newman
 
Film Review: A Dangerous Idea
By Jaydee Hanson
 
Letter: Gene Drive and Trust in Science
By Christophe Bo√ęte
 
 
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For centuries, human societies have divided population groups into separate races. While there is no scientific basis for this, people unquestioningly accept these classifications as fact.
 
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Rapid developments in biotechnology over the last two decades have enabled corporations and scientists to alter nature's handiwork for commercial profit. The patent, a tool originally created to insure that inventors could share in the financial returns and benefits deriving from the use of their nventions, has become the primary mechanism through which the private sector advances its claims to ownership over genes, proteins, and entire organisms.
 
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