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Gene Testing Questioned by Regulators

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Published: June 26, 2008

Regulators are cracking down on companies that sell genetic tests directly to consumers, threatening to crimp the growth of one of the hottest sectors of the biotechnology industry.

Mari Baker, the chief executive of Navigenics, says Navigenics is offering personal genetic information services to consumers.

U.S. Researchers Create Genetically Modified Human Embryo

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Genetic Crossroads
May 14th, 2008

A U.S. research group has created what appears to be the world's first genetically modified human embryo, crossing an ethical boundary that until now has been observed by scientists around the world. The experiment, briefly described in a scientific journal several months ago, made news around the world this week after stories appeared in the Sunday Times (UK), the Associated Press, and the New York Times.

'Wal-Martization' of Embryos

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by Osagie K. Obasogie, Boston Globe
February 1st, 2007

JENALEE RYAN has just opened the Abraham Center of Life in San Antonio, Texas, billing it as "the world's first human embryo bank ." Put bluntly, Ryan sells infertile couples their choice of designer embryos that, after being brought to term, become designer babies. Matching what Ryan considers "attractive and intelligent" sperm and egg donors, she designs and brokers embryos for people looking to have the perfect child


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SOURCE: IceNews, Iceland
AUTHOR: Olafur Kr. Olafsson
DATE: 04.12.2007

deCode Genetics in Iceland is joining a handful of other companies breaking into the market of genetic information databases that are available to members of the public.

A new start-up called 23andMe, which is backed by Google, is making genetic information available to those who want to know about their genetic predisposition to certain illnesses and conditions.

James Watson's Legacy

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Posted by Center for Genetics and Society on October 22nd, 2007

Over the past half century, millions have known James Watson for his Nobel Prize and double-helix fame. Only last week did most learn about James Watson, bigot and eugenics enthusiast.

Watson now says, "That is not what I meant." But take a look at these statements by him, stretching back years. And he's not the only one; some of his colleagues have joined him in advocating for a new high-tech eugenics.

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