UK House Of Commons OKs Making Babies From DNA Of 3 People

by jeeg 3. February 2015 23:55
British lawmakers in the House of Commons voted Tuesday to allow scientists to create babies from the DNA of three people — a move that could prevent some children from inheriting potentially fatal diseases from their mothers. The vote in the House of Commons was 382-128 in favor. The bill must next be approved by the House of Lords before becoming law. If so, it would make Britain the first country in the world to allow embryos to be genetically modified. The controversial tec... [More]

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Fire at a Brooklyn Warehouse Puts Private Lives on Display

by jeeg 3. February 2015 00:54
  No lives were lost in the huge fire that gutted a storage building on the Brooklyn waterfront over the weekend. But the flames put plenty of lives on display as the crumpling warehouse belched up its contents: decades’ worth of charred medical records, court transcripts, lawyers’ letters, sonograms, bank checks and more. “They’re like treasure maps, but with people’s personal information all over them,” Spencer Bergen, 24, said of the half-charred s... [More]

CRG in the News-Millions of DNA samples stored in warehouse worry privacy advocates

by jeeg 2. February 2015 20:06
  Privacy advocates are calling for more safeguards related to a state collection of DNA samples from 16 million Californians in a nondescript government warehouse in the Bay Area. The biobank holds blood taken with the prick of a heel from almost every baby born in California for the last three decades. It is used to screen for 80 health disorders, such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia. Unlike most states, California keeps the frozen samples indefinitely and shares them with ... [More]

CRG in the news-Group Says US Needs Better Laws to Prevent Misuse of Genetic Information

by jeeg 2. February 2015 19:59
  President and Executive Director of Council for Responsible Genetics claims that US needs more comprehensive laws that would protect US citizens from inappropriate usage of their genetic information. The United States need more comprehensive laws that would protect US citizens from inappropriate usage of their genetic information, President and Executive Director of Council for Responsible Genetics Jeremy Gruber told Sputnik News Agency Friday. “We really need a compre... [More]
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