Canada needs to regulate non-medical use of genetic information

by jeeg 17. December 2012 18:20
While predictive genetic testing holds the promise of advancing the understanding of disease, there is also great potential for the information to be misused. Currently, Canada is the only G-8 country without a policy or legislation on the use and collection of genetic information for non-resear... [More]

Now Credit Card Companies Want Your DNA

by jeeg 27. October 2011 22:11
A Wall Street Journal article earlier this week reported that Visa and MasterCard are exploring new ways to take data about your buying habits in the brick-and-mortar world and let online marketers use that information to target you with ads when you browse the web. But buried a little ways do... [More]

Council for Responsible Genetics Applauds California State Senate Passage of Landmark Genetic Nondiscrimination Bill

by jeeg 24. August 2011 00:37
California Senate Bill 559, a landmark civil rights protection bill authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was approved with strong bipartisan support by the State Senate yesterday by a vote of 24-10.  This follows passage by the California State Assembly in a similar bipartisan fas... [More]

Council for Responsible Genetics Applauds California State Assembly Passage of Landmark Genetic Nondiscrimination Bill

by jeeg 20. August 2011 01:56
  California Senate Bill 559, a landmark civil rights protection bill authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was approved with strong bipartisan support by the State Assembly yesterday.  The bill protects Californians by prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information i... [More]

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 adv... [More]

Sexual discrimination against women in science may be institutional

by jeeg 8. February 2011 23:25
When it comes to worrying about the underrepresentation of women in science, especially at higher levels, are we stuck in the past? A paper published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that we are. Researchers Stephen Ceci and Wendy Williams from Cornell... [More]

Sickle cell testing of athletes stirs discrimination fears

by jeeg 20. September 2010 20:20
U.S. colleges and universities for the first time are requiring top student athletes to submit to testing for the gene for sickle cell anemia, a mandate aimed at preventing sudden deaths of promising young players but stirring deep fears about reviving dangerous old prejudices. The screening... [More]

How Women are Treated in the Sciences

by jeeg 16. June 2010 00:36
Two blogs have launched criticims at recent claims that women are less capable than men in the sciences.     Blue Lab Coats states: At least 3 people have asked me in the last two days if I intend to post something on that seriously underwhelming NYT article by Joh... [More]

Women in Science Discussed and Critiqued

by jeeg 9. June 2010 00:42
Blogger FemaleScienceProfessor takes on John Tierney's column critiqueing women in science- "Daring to Discuss Women in Science" in the New York Times. She writes: Thanks for all the e-mails and comments with links to the New York Times commentary by John Tierney, but what he wrot... [More]
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