French Police’s Plan To DNA Test 500 High Schoolers Wouldn’t Fly In U.S.

by jeeg 15. April 2014 04:02
French authorities are testing the DNA of 527 students in a high school rape case. Don't expect the same thing to happen in the U.S. any time soon French police are demanding DNA samples from 527 male students and staff members in its search for the perpetrator... [More]

Critics Confront Berkeley at Genetic Testing Hearing

by jeeg 12. August 2010 05:33
Two UC Berkeley professors Tuesday defended a controversial plan to perform genetic testing on incoming freshmen during a legislative hearing that also featured testimony from privacy experts and bioethicists blasting the plan. Lawmakers asked questions about the Bring Your Genes to Cal proje... [More]

Additional Schools Consider Genetic Tests for Students

by jeeg 27. May 2010 00:13
Just weeks after the University of California, Berkeley made national headlines by asking incoming undergraduates to submit genetic samples for an orientation program about the emerging field of personalized medicine, Bay Area rival Stanford University said Monday that it will offer DNA analys... [More]

Berkeley professor conducting controversial genetic testing on students has significant conflicts of interest

by jeeg 25. May 2010 03:56
The Council for Responsible Genetics, a public interest organization, is raising serious concerns over the close commercial biotech connections of the Berkeley professor leading the university’s controversial genetic testing program for incoming students.   Professor Jasper Rine i... [More]
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