Manipulating Human Genes
Date: 4/26/2019

. . . should be permissible. Some predict a dystopian future with a superior human species boasting “designer” traits such as exceptionally high IQ or extraordinary . . .

Topics: Consumer Protection and Product Liability, Genetic Disorders and Medical Genetics, Regulation and Deregulation

Manipulating the Human Genome
Date: 6/19/2015

. . . now widely accepted. But IVF led to the controversial manipulation of human embryos. (Getty Images/Georges De Keerle) New genetic technologies allow scientists to . . .

Topics: Genetic Disorders and Medical Genetics, HIV and AIDS, Medical Devices and Technology

Political Polls (Updated: August 12, 2021)
Date: 1/10/2020

. . . face. Many pollsters are now trying to fight the tendency of producing clone surveys. Industry observers, including FiveThirtyEight's Silver, have long noted that pollsters . . .

Topics: Consumer Behavior, Internet and Social Media, Journalism and the News

Consumer Genetic Testing
Date: 6/14/2019

. . . have committed fraud,” says Mark Rothstein, director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law at the University of Louisville School of . . .

Topics: Consumer Behavior, Consumer Protection and Product Liability, Economic Analyses, Forecasts, and Statistics

Patenting Human Genes
Date: 5/31/2013

. . . prepared to hear arguments on the highly charged issue of whether human genes can be patented. Myriad Genetics is defending its patent rights . . .

Topics: Antitrust and Monopolies, Genetic Disorders and Medical Genetics, Supreme Court History and Decisions

Medical Breakthroughs
Date: 9/15/2017

. . . Post/Nick Otto) The breakthroughs seem like science fiction: editing genes of human embryos to erase disease; controlling a computer cursor with one's thoughts; . . .

Topics: Consumer Protection and Product Liability, Genetic Disorders and Medical Genetics, Medical Devices and Technology

Future of the Christian Right
Date: 6/23/2017

. . . Mike Pompeo, the secretaries of Education, Energy, Agriculture and Health and Human Services (HHS), and the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) . . .

Topics: Economic Development, Education Policy, Regional Political Affairs: Russia and the Former Soviet Union

Marijuana Industry
Date: 10/16/2015

. . . and specialized services — accounting, attorneys, branding and market research and human resources — pretty much any service that a packaged-goods industry or . . .

Topics: Consumer Behavior, Consumer Protection and Product Liability, Farm Produce and Commodities

Synthetic Biology
Date: 4/25/2014

. . . Kaebnick, a research scholar at the Hastings Center, a Garrison, N.Y.-based bioethics research institute, and author of Humans in Nature — The World . . .

Topics: Genetic Disorders and Medical Genetics, Hazardous Substances and Nuclear Waste, Science and Mathematics Education

Genetically Modified Food
Date: 8/31/2012

. . . this technology doesn't make sense in the long run for the human species,” says Bill Duesing, an organic farmer in Oxford, Conn., and . . .

Topics: Agricultural Research, Farm Produce and Commodities

Genes and Health
Date: 1/21/2011

. . . via Getty Images/Sandy Huffaker) Ever since scientists began to decipher the human genome in the 1990s, hopes have run high that unraveling the . . .

Topics: Genetic Disorders and Medical Genetics

Food Safety
Date: 12/17/2010

. . . feed for 6,000 hogs and almost 3 million chickens intended for human consumption in the United States. Moreover, in the Chinese market, melamine . . .

Topics: Nutrition

Reality TV
Date: 8/27/2010

. . . on VH1's sister channel MTV, Juzwiak is an unabashed fan. “Extreme human behavior is the point, and they have extreme human behavior coming out . . .

Topics: Radio and Television

Cloning Debate
Date: 10/22/2004

. . . the Capitol in support of embryonic stem-cell research. (Getty Images/Shawn Thew) Cloning became a hot issue in this year's presidential race after scientists . . .

Topics: Biology and Life Sciences, Genetic Disorders and Medical Genetics, Medical Devices and Technology

Reproductive Ethics
Date: 5/15/2009

. . . says Josephine Johnston, a research scholar at the Hastings Center for bioethics research in Garrison, N.Y. “I would have bet money that it . . .

Topics: Mothers

Stem Cell Research (Updated: November 18, 2011)
Date: 9/1/2006

. . . in adults, but they are controversial because harvesting them destroys a human embryo. The federal government supports research on several ESC cultures derived . . .

Topics: Biology and Life Sciences, Religion and Politics, Science and Politics

Human Genome Research
Date: 5/12/2000

. . . this spring, researchers are expected to finish deciphering most of the human genome -- the collection of some 100,000 genes that contain the . . .

Topics: Biology and Life Sciences, Genetic Disorders and Medical Genetics, Privacy

Emerging China
Date: 11/11/2005

. . . Chinese media have been imprisoned for alleged corruption. And New York-based Human Rights Watch reports that independent human-rights groups are prohibited from forming. Footnote . . .

Topics: Regional Political Affairs: East Asia and the Pacific

Intelligent Design
Date: 7/29/2005

. . . would open the doors of biology classrooms to supernatural explanations of human life and origins, including the increasingly popular concept of “intelligent design” . . .

Topics: Biology and Life Sciences, Education Policy, Science and Mathematics Education

The Cloning Controversy
Date: 5/9/1997

. . . global media storm, in large part becauseof its chilling implication that human cloning was possible. There was deep disagreement, however, over the ethics of cloning . . .

Topics: Genetic Disorders and Medical Genetics, Medical Devices and Technology

Abortion Debates
Date: 3/21/2003

. . . And they have strongly backed legislation to ban any form of human cloning — a measure the House approved, 241-155, on Feb. 27. Some of . . .

Topics: Abortion, Contraception and Reproductive Issues, Population Control, Women's Health Issues

Organ Shortage
Date: 2/21/2003

. . . be ineffective and unethical, but also fuel a “black market” in human organs like those already thriving in many poor nations. Still others argue . . .

Topics: Medical Research and Advocacy

Human Engineering
Date: 5/19/1971

. . . Entire Report Report Outline Biologic Manipulation of Human Life Research into Management of the Mind Future Controls and Visions . . .

Topics: Biology and Life Sciences, Genetic Disorders and Medical Genetics

Human Intelligence
Date: 8/20/1969

. . . of Man's Mental Ability Leading thinkers of the western world suggest that human intelligence is fated to save or destroy mankind, perhaps within a . . .

Topics: Biology and Life Sciences, Education Standards and Testing

Food Safety
Date: 11/1/2002

. . . pose health risks that have not been adequately researched. Even the cloning of farm animals may pose health risks, although some scientists see cloning . . .

Topics: Infectious Diseases, Nutrition, Terrorism and Counterterrorism

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