DNA sleuthing: OK to snatch a wine glass?

by jeeg 3. March 2011 20:51
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is considering today whether to take up an examination now of ethical issues surrounding neuro-imaging and genetic testing. If it decides to do so, Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, had some advice on where to focus. Collins, the lead speaker in two days of meetings in a downtown Washington, D.C. hotel, said he saw three potential areas: (1) genetic discriminations; (2) ethical issues aroun... [More]

Bill would offer mothers a baby’s DNA sample

by jeeg 2. March 2011 21:08
Virginia hospitals will have to offer new mothers a take-home DNA sample from their baby under a bill approved at the request of the forensic sleuth who inspired the fictional crime fighter, Dr. Kay Scarpetta.Both chambers of the General Assembly unanimously approved House Bill 1836, sponsored by Delegate John O’Bannon, R-Henrico. The bill now goes to Gov. Bob McDonnell to be signed into law.O’Bannon said the bill will give families a way to identify their child if something ha... [More]


by jeeg 1. March 2011 21:07
VERMONT JOINS CALIFORNIA AND MASSACHUSETTS ADVANCING GENETIC PRIVACY EFFORTS   Vermont has become the third state in 2011 to introduce genetic privacy legislation- following on the heels of legislative action in first Massachusetts and then California. Each of these individual measures is evolving naturally and is a response to the individual circumstances in each state.  Activity at the state level indicates a growing consensus that as a matter of public policy, addressing con... [More]
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