Trinidad House meets to discuss DNA bill

by jeeg 10. November 2011 01:51
A bill providing for the taking of DNA samples with consent from a suspect, detainee, accused or convicted person is to be debated in the House of Representatives tomorrow, when it meets, after a three-week break. The House will debate the DNA bill, which would be piloted by Justice Minister Herbert Volney. The bill seeks to repeal and replace a previous DNA Act and seeks to strengthen and expand the framework within which intimate and non-intimate samples can be taken. The bill also s... [More]

Special Event at the US Capitol- "The infertility industry has a dirty little secret"

by jeeg 10. November 2011 01:42
"Eggsploitation" Film Screening & Discussion with:Jennifer Lahl, Eggsploitation FilmmakerKathleen Sloan, National Organization for Women (NOW) Board MemberThursday, November 10, 11:00 a.m.U.S. Capitol Room HC-5 Co-Sponsored by NOW and the Center for Bioethics & Culture Refreshments will be servedFor information, contact kathleen.sloan@sbcglobal.net The infertility industry in the United States has grown to a multi-billion dollar business. What is its main commodity? Human eggs. Y... [More]

Legislation may pass GMO labeling duties to produce distributors

by jeeg 7. November 2011 22:44
Legislation being introduced by state Rep. Richard Roy (D-Milford) to require clearer labeling of food products that contain genetically modified organisms could prove costly to produce distributors. The legislation failed in the Connecticut General Assembly this past session, but when it is resubmitted next session, Rep. Roy said he expects the bill to require distributors to be responsible for the labeling before products are offered for sale. GMOs are organisms that have been geneti... [More]

Panel Discussion: The Human Genome and Human Health - Will the Promise Be Fulfilled?

by jeeg 4. November 2011 22:55
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the completion of The Human Genome Project, an achievement that promised to revolutionize the way we understand and treat human disease. But has that promise been fulfilled? How much has the genome added to our knowledge of the human condition and helped us address issues in public health? The Council for Responsible Genetics in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City invites you to an exciting panel discussion to ... [More]

Is Chuck Norris Right? The Fight Against Genetically Engineered Corn

by jeeg 2. November 2011 21:43
I am not someone who usually agrees with Chuck Norris, who is a staunch Christian conservative activist, in addition to being a martial arts star. Consequently, I was shocked when I came across his recent column on the American Family Association website and found that I agree with it 100%! “President Obama and the Children of the Corn” — with a title like that I had to check it out — begins as follows: Want to know something almost as scary as an Obama re-electio... [More]

BU officials decline to discuss biolab safety issues, panelists say

by jeeg 2. November 2011 21:40
Boston University students expressed concerns about the intentions of the proposed National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at the BU Biolab panel hosted by the Student Labor Action Project on Tuesday. College of Arts and Sciences senior Elisa Gill, who mediated the panel at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, said that the Biolab cost $178 million and has remained empty since 2008 due to multiple lawsuits filed against the facility. “There are all kinds of... [More]
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