News tagged with social challenges

Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook

Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got discussed the most in 2014? The Ice Bucket Challenge and the death of Robin ...

dateDec 09, 2014 in Internet
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Social dynamics of scientific collaborations

Society currently faces profound social and environmental challenges that must be met to secure a sustainable future for humanity. A major challenge in achieving this goal is discovering how best to synthesize important findings ...

dateFeb 18, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Social challenges of synthetic biology examined

In the wake of last year's creation of the first self-replicating cell with a synthetic genome – which was quickly followed by a request from President Barack Obama for a report by the Presidential Commission for the ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Could prenatal DNA testing open Pandora's box?

(AP) -- Imagine being pregnant and taking a simple blood test that lays bare the DNA of your fetus. And suppose that DNA could reveal not only medical conditions like Down syndrome, but also things like eye ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Genetics
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Unexplained childhood disorders

Parents of children with undiagnosed learning disorders, developmental deficits, and congenital abnormalities face a host of psychological and social challenges, which are explored in detail in a reflective article in Genetic Te ...

dateOct 13, 2010 in Genetics
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