New Issue of GeneWatch Magazine: Genetics and Animal Biodiversity

by jeeg 29. May 2012 23:22
Genetic technologies are increasingly useful for understanding and protecting biodiversity, but they can also drain limited resources and some have the very real potential to do harm.       The new issue of GeneWatch magazine, now available online, brings together a dive... [More]

New Issue of GeneWatch Magazine: The Future of Genetics

by jeeg 17. February 2012 21:20
Trying to predict where genetics and genomics will be in twenty years is a bit like filling out your “March Madness” bracket five years in advance. It’s been only 12 years since the first rough draft of the human genome was announced and forecasting a field as fast-moving as ... [More]

New Issue of GeneWatch Magazine on Behavioral Genetics

by jeeg 21. November 2011 21:13
We are once again in the midst of a resurgence of research on behavioral genetics, a field that examines the role of genetics in human (and other animal) behavior.  Indeed, there has been a marked increase in people from fields outside of genetics conducting studies to find a genetic basi... [More]

New Issue of GeneWatch Magazine on the Global Human Rights Challenges of Forensic DNA

by jeeg 3. October 2011 20:39
DNA testing was initially introduced into the criminal justice system on a case by case basis as a method of developing supplemental evidence to be used in convicting those guilty of committing violent felonies.  Over just a short time, however, the balance between the legitimate needs of... [More]

New Issue of GeneWatch Magazine on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)

by jeeg 21. July 2011 20:52
Your knowledge of in vitro fertilization and multiple embryo transfers might begin and end at the case of Nadya Suleman, aka "Octomom." Perhaps you first learned of commercial surrogacy through Baby Mama, the 2008 comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  Or maybe you have already commit... [More]

New Issue of GeneWatch Magazine on Bioengineered Animals

by jeeg 3. June 2011 20:12
We are deeply conflicted about our treatment of animals as a society; so when we see the use of animal bodies as platforms for genetic experiments, it is little wonder that we are confused about how to react.  The New Scientist dubs bioengineered animals “creatures with bonus features... [More]

New Issue of GeneWatch Magazine on Biobanks

by jeeg 24. March 2011 23:02
Most of us have heard of biobanks but few of us really know what they are.  The new issue of GeneWatch magazine, now available online, digs deep into this important issue with exclusive interviews and a variety of penetrating essays by experts in the field on the practical and ethical con... [More]

New Issue of Genewatch on Gene Patents

by jeeg 25. December 2010 03:24
Check out the brand new issue of GeneWatch magazine on Gene Patents.  This exciting new issue features interviews with the litigants in the suit against Myriad Genetics.  That case-in which a district court ruled several of Myriad Genetics' patents on genes related to breast ca... [More]

New Issue of GeneWatch Magazine on Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing

by jeeg 5. October 2010 01:27
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing has been making headlines recently, provoking controversy and raising a wide range of policy questions.  The new issue of GeneWatch magazine, now available online, digs deep into this important issue with exclusive interviews, including a  candid conver... [More]

New issue of GeneWatch on Genetics and Identity

by jeeg 19. July 2010 20:26
  Check out the brand new issue of GeneWatch magazine on Genetics and Identity.  This exciting new issue has pieces on the meaning of genetics for gay and lesbian identities, how genetics impacts Jews and Native Americans, updates on recent Supreme Court decisions on genetical... [More]
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