CRG's Comments to FDA re Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities Described in the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology

by Admin 21. November 2015 00:56
Federal docket number: FDA-2015-N-3403   COUNCIL FOR RESPONSIBLE GENETICS’ RESPONSES TO REQUEST FOR INFORMATION PUBLISHED AT 80 FED. REG. 60,414 – 60,416 (Oct. 6, 2015): “Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities Described in the Coordinated Framework for the Reg... [More]

Amazon, Google Race to Get Your DNA Into the Cloud

by jeeg 8. June 2015 21:13
  Amazon is in a race against Google to store data on human DNA, seeking both bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018. Academic institutions and healthcare companies are picking sides betwee... [More]

Bill to Protect the Genetic Profiles of Californians Clears Assembly Floor – AB 170

by jeeg 4. June 2015 23:26
  A closely watched bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) to strengthen notice requirements for the storage of newborn blood samples passed the California State Assembly by a vote of 55-9. The legislation, AB 170, will ensure parents are fully informed of their rights when it comes to ... [More]

FBI notifies crime labs of errors used in DNA match calculations since 1999

by jeeg 4. June 2015 23:14
  The FBI has notified crime labs across the country that it has discovered errors in data used by forensic scientists in thousands of cases to calculate the chances that DNA found at a crime scene matches a particular person, several people familiar with the issue said. The bureau has said... [More]

Response to the "Face of Litter"

by jeeg 3. June 2015 18:12
Yes, this looks very familiar… No I had nothing to do with it, I was not consulted or cited, and I’m not surprised. It isn’t surprising that an ad agency copied an artist’s work with no remuneration or citation. And it isn’t surprising that an ad ag... [More]

‘Devious Defecator’ Case Tests Genetics Law

by jeeg 2. June 2015 21:17
  Seven years ago, Congress prohibited employers and insurers from discriminating against people with genes that increase their risks for costly diseases, but the case that experts believe is the first to go to trial under the law involves something completely different: an effort by an e... [More]

Pentagon Mistakenly Sends Live Anthrax Samples to Labs Across the Country

by jeeg 28. May 2015 22:20
  The Pentagon announced on Wednesday it had mistakenly sent as many as nine samples of live anthrax to labs across the country, and one internationally. Presumably the announcement was made sheepishly; it’s not a great look for the keeper of America’s nuclear arsenal. ... [More]

A Note on Genome Editing

by jeeg 27. May 2015 23:46
Last week, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and its National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced that they will convene an international meeting this fall at which researchers, ethicists, and other experts will discuss the implications of human germline gene-editing technologies in both r... [More]

Weighing The Promises Of Big Genomics

by jeeg 22. May 2015 23:41
  “Success in sight: The eyes have it!” Thus the scientific journal Gene Therapy greeted the news, in 2008, that an experimental treatment was restoring vision to 12 people born with a congenital disorder that slowly left them blind. Healthy genes were injected to replace the fau... [More]

Eugenics lurk in the shadow of CRISPR

by jeeg 22. May 2015 23:28
  IN CALLING THEIR Perspective “A prudent path forward for genomic engineering and germline gene modification” (3 April, p. 36; published online 19 March), D. Baltimore et al. show at once the size of the problem and the modesty of their response to it.  CRISPR-Cas9, inve... [More]
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