U.S. Bioethics Commission Gives Green Light to Synthetic Biology

by jeeg 22. December 2010 06:08
The president’s bioethics commission says there is no need to temporarily halt research or to impose new regulations on the controversial new field known as synthetic biology. In a report being issued Thursday, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues says that at... [More]

No Room for Genetic Errors

by jeeg 6. December 2010 23:55
The beady eye of DNA regulators needs to fall on paternity testing THE genetics revolution has progressed at breakneck speed since the discovery of the structure of DNA and regulators have often struggled to keep up. It has been a few years since the "personal genomics" industry took off, an... [More]

Congress Investigates DTC Genomics

by jeeg 26. May 2010 02:01
A Congressional committee opened an investigation of three direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies this week. The House’s Committee on Energy and Commerce sent requests to the CEOs of 23andme, Navigenics and Pathway Genomics for a wide array of information about the companies&rsq... [More]
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