News tagged with bioethics

UK drops DNA tests for refugees and asylum seekers

(AP) -- Britain has dropped a controversial policy of using DNA tests to identify the nationality of African refugees and asylum seekers after criticism that there is no scientific merit to the practice.

Jun 17, 2011
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UC Berkeley plan to test freshmen DNA criticized

(AP) -- A plan by the University of California, Berkeley to voluntarily test the DNA of incoming freshman has come under fire from critics who said the school was pushing an unproven technology on impressionable students.

May 21, 2010
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4 essays look at the next generation of bioethics

To celebrate 40 years of pioneering bioethics publication, the Hastings Center Report, the world's first bioethics journal, looked to the future, asking young scholars to write about what the next generation of bioethicists should ...

Nov 11, 2010
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Of mice and men: Stem cells and ethical uncertainties

The recent creation of live mice from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) not only represents a remarkable scientific achievement, but also raises important issues, according to bioethicists at The Johns Hopkins University's ...

Oct 29, 2009
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