Bioethics.net » Genetics http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-to-detect-genetic-defects-in-unborn-babies/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-to-detect-genetic-defects-in-unborn-babies/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:39:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52045 http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-to-detect-genetic-defects-in-unborn-babies/feed/ 0 The Brave New World of Three-Parent I.V.F. http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-brave-new-world-of-three-parent-i-v-f/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-brave-new-world-of-three-parent-i-v-f/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:03:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52020 http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-brave-new-world-of-three-parent-i-v-f/feed/ 0 Transgender Algae Show How Males and Females Came to Be http://www.bioethics.net/news/transgender-algae-show-how-males-and-females-came-to-be/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/transgender-algae-show-how-males-and-females-came-to-be/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:55:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52004 http://www.bioethics.net/news/transgender-algae-show-how-males-and-females-came-to-be/feed/ 0 Cancer-gene data sharing boosted http://www.bioethics.net/news/cancer-gene-data-sharing-boosted/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cancer-gene-data-sharing-boosted/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:53:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51907 http://www.bioethics.net/news/cancer-gene-data-sharing-boosted/feed/ 0 Why are some depressed, others resilient? Scientists home in one part of the brain. http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-are-some-depressed-others-resilient-scientists-home-in-one-part-of-the-brain/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-are-some-depressed-others-resilient-scientists-home-in-one-part-of-the-brain/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:52:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51905 http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-are-some-depressed-others-resilient-scientists-home-in-one-part-of-the-brain/feed/ 0 Genetic disorder will keep Baylor star Austin out of NBA http://www.bioethics.net/news/genetic-disorder-will-keep-baylor-star-austin-out-of-nba/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/genetic-disorder-will-keep-baylor-star-austin-out-of-nba/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:50:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51904 http://www.bioethics.net/news/genetic-disorder-will-keep-baylor-star-austin-out-of-nba/feed/ 0 Making Babies; the New “Normal” http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/DUr4aBhfNmE/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/DUr4aBhfNmE/#comments Sat, 14 Jun 2014 10:29:15 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=4931 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/06/14/making-babies-the-new-normal/feed/ 0 For One Baby, Life Begins with Genome Revealed http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-one-baby-life-begins-with-genome-revealed/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-one-baby-life-begins-with-genome-revealed/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:07:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51821 http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-one-baby-life-begins-with-genome-revealed/feed/ 0 Germline Alteration and Defining “Just Research” http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/Mu0b-xyNfCY/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/Mu0b-xyNfCY/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 01:04:56 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=4926 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/06/12/germline-alteration-and-defining-just-research/feed/ 0 New method for genetic modification – genetic alteration of sperm http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/mX_W0k2ovCk/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/mX_W0k2ovCk/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 02:14:46 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=4923 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/06/11/new-method-for-genetic-modification-genetic-alteration-of-sperm/feed/ 0 Google, Autism Speaks team up on database of whole genomes http://www.bioethics.net/news/google-autism-speaks-team-up-on-database-of-whole-genomes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/google-autism-speaks-team-up-on-database-of-whole-genomes/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:47:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51807 http://www.bioethics.net/news/google-autism-speaks-team-up-on-database-of-whole-genomes/feed/ 0 Politics in Your DNA http://www.bioethics.net/news/politics-in-your-dna/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/politics-in-your-dna/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:06:38 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51806 http://www.bioethics.net/news/politics-in-your-dna/feed/ 0 Smart seniors might have this gene variant http://www.bioethics.net/news/smart-seniors-might-have-this-gene-variant/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/smart-seniors-might-have-this-gene-variant/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 18:38:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51667 http://www.bioethics.net/news/smart-seniors-might-have-this-gene-variant/feed/ 0 Stanford’s Big Data in BioMedicine Conference Turns Two http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanfords-big-data-in-biomedicine-conference-turns-two/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanfords-big-data-in-biomedicine-conference-turns-two/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 18:35:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51664 http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanfords-big-data-in-biomedicine-conference-turns-two/feed/ 0 “Faking” Life? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/g1Fh_3nhvsw/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/g1Fh_3nhvsw/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 00:01:53 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=4751 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/05/08/faking-life/feed/ 0 Antibiotic-resistant genes are widespread in nature, study finds http://www.bioethics.net/news/antibiotic-resistant-genes-are-widespread-in-nature-study-finds/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/antibiotic-resistant-genes-are-widespread-in-nature-study-finds/#comments Thu, 08 May 2014 21:52:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51536 http://www.bioethics.net/news/antibiotic-resistant-genes-are-widespread-in-nature-study-finds/feed/ 0 Consumer Gene Tests Face Uncertain Future http://www.bioethics.net/news/consumer-gene-tests-face-uncertain-future/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/consumer-gene-tests-face-uncertain-future/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 22:49:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51506 http://www.bioethics.net/news/consumer-gene-tests-face-uncertain-future/feed/ 0 Neanderthals Are People, Too http://www.bioethics.net/news/neanderthals-are-people-too/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/neanderthals-are-people-too/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 19:32:51 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51478 http://www.bioethics.net/news/neanderthals-are-people-too/feed/ 0 Last Week’s Stem Cell Cloning News http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/s1_uraJav8c/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/s1_uraJav8c/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:25:05 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=4699 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/04/24/last-weeks-stem-cell-cloning-news/feed/ 0 The Perfect 46: The Future is Near http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-perfect-46-the-future-is-near/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-perfect-46-the-future-is-near/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:42:37 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51436 http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-perfect-46-the-future-is-near/feed/ 0 Reflections on the Metaphors We Live–and Die–By http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/cPUSAVX0QaA/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bioethics-at-tiu/~3/cPUSAVX0QaA/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:17:21 +0000 http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/?p=4671 Read More »]]> http://blogs.tiu.edu/bioethics/2014/04/19/reflections-on-the-metaphors-we-live-and-die-by/feed/ 0 French School Carries out DNA Dragnet in Rape Case http://www.bioethics.net/news/french-school-carries-out-dna-dragnet-in-rape-case/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/french-school-carries-out-dna-dragnet-in-rape-case/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:42:59 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51368 http://www.bioethics.net/news/french-school-carries-out-dna-dragnet-in-rape-case/feed/ 0 An FDA Update For 23andMe Customers http://www.bioethics.net/news/an-fda-update-for-23andme-customers/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/an-fda-update-for-23andme-customers/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:43:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51037 http://www.bioethics.net/news/an-fda-update-for-23andme-customers/feed/ 0 Scientists hail synthetic chromosome advance http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-hail-synthetic-chromosome-advance/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-hail-synthetic-chromosome-advance/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:15:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51028 http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-hail-synthetic-chromosome-advance/feed/ 0 Gene Gurus Create Synthetic Yeast Chromosome From Scratch http://www.bioethics.net/news/gene-gurus-create-synthetic-yeast-chromosome-from-scratch/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/gene-gurus-create-synthetic-yeast-chromosome-from-scratch/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:42:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50975 http://www.bioethics.net/news/gene-gurus-create-synthetic-yeast-chromosome-from-scratch/feed/ 0 Scientists publish “navigation maps” for human genome http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-publish-navigation-maps-for-human-genome/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-publish-navigation-maps-for-human-genome/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:03:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50964 http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-publish-navigation-maps-for-human-genome/feed/ 0 Cardiff University thyroid IQ theory ‘could help children’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cardiff-university-thyroid-iq-theory-could-help-children/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cardiff-university-thyroid-iq-theory-could-help-children/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:38:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50944 http://www.bioethics.net/news/cardiff-university-thyroid-iq-theory-could-help-children/feed/ 0 Addressing the Ethical Challenges in Genetic Testing and Sequencing of Children http://www.bioethics.net/articles/addressing-the-ethical-challenges-in-genetic-testing-and-sequencing-of-children/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/addressing-the-ethical-challenges-in-genetic-testing-and-sequencing-of-children/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:18:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=50907 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/addressing-the-ethical-challenges-in-genetic-testing-and-sequencing-of-children/feed/ 0 Ethics and Empiricism in the Formation of Professional Guidelines http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ethics-and-empiricism-in-the-formation-of-professional-guidelines/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ethics-and-empiricism-in-the-formation-of-professional-guidelines/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:10:58 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=50905 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ethics-and-empiricism-in-the-formation-of-professional-guidelines/feed/ 0 His Fertility Advance Draws Ire http://www.bioethics.net/news/his-fertility-advance-draws-ire/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/his-fertility-advance-draws-ire/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:49:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50870 http://www.bioethics.net/news/his-fertility-advance-draws-ire/feed/ 0 Cheap, reliable whole-genome sequencing? Not so fast, say Stanford researchers http://www.bioethics.net/news/cheap-reliable-whole-genome-sequencing-not-so-fast-say-stanford-researchers/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cheap-reliable-whole-genome-sequencing-not-so-fast-say-stanford-researchers/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:17:45 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50831 http://www.bioethics.net/news/cheap-reliable-whole-genome-sequencing-not-so-fast-say-stanford-researchers/feed/ 0 Choosing Wisely: Promising New Tests to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease http://www.bioethics.net/2014/03/choosing-wisely-promising-new-tests-to-diagnose-alzheimers-disease/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/03/choosing-wisely-promising-new-tests-to-diagnose-alzheimers-disease/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:55 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=50817 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

According to an article in Nature Medicine, a new blood test appears to be accurate for diagnosing whether an individual is likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Although not yet available for public use, the technique may offer a faster, cheaper, easier, and less invasive method for diagnosis. The researchers looked for fats present in the blood of seniors in the subject pool who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Five years earlier, this group, along with others, had a baseline blood draw performed.…

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A Powerful New Way to Edit DNA http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-powerful-new-way-to-edit-dna/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-powerful-new-way-to-edit-dna/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:27:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50785 http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-powerful-new-way-to-edit-dna/feed/ 0 Tampering With Evolution? “Three Parent Embryos” http://www.bioethics.net/2014/03/tampering-with-evolution-three-parent-embryos/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/03/tampering-with-evolution-three-parent-embryos/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:14:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=50753 by Maurice Bernstein, MD

Babies are born with  a progressive neurometabolic disorder with a general onset in infancy or childhood, often after a viral infection, but can also occur in teens and adults.  The disease is seen on MRI as dead or dying tissue within the brain and though the child appears normal at birth,  in a few months to two years of age, though earlier or later,  there is loss of basic skills and finally the child may have  heart, kidney, vision and breathing complications. …

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China Cracks Down on DNA Testing http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-cracks-down-on-dna-testing/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-cracks-down-on-dna-testing/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:13:04 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50752 http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-cracks-down-on-dna-testing/feed/ 0 The Market For DNA-Sequencing-Based Down’s Syndrome Tests Could Exceed $6 Billion http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-market-for-dna-sequencing-based-downs-syndrome-tests-could-exceed-6-billion/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-market-for-dna-sequencing-based-downs-syndrome-tests-could-exceed-6-billion/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:57:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50735 http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-market-for-dna-sequencing-based-downs-syndrome-tests-could-exceed-6-billion/feed/ 0 Scientists Question Safety Of Genetically Altering Human Eggs http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-question-safety-of-genetically-altering-human-eggs/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-question-safety-of-genetically-altering-human-eggs/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:47:12 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50728 http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-question-safety-of-genetically-altering-human-eggs/feed/ 0 Ancient American’s genome mapped http://www.bioethics.net/news/ancient-americans-genome-mapped/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ancient-americans-genome-mapped/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:51:37 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50585 http://www.bioethics.net/news/ancient-americans-genome-mapped/feed/ 0 How your DNA can reconstruct history http://www.bioethics.net/news/how-your-dna-can-reconstruct-history/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/how-your-dna-can-reconstruct-history/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:44:54 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50584 http://www.bioethics.net/news/how-your-dna-can-reconstruct-history/feed/ 0 Measuring Public Perception About Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Research http://www.bioethics.net/news/measuring-public-perception-about-cancer-prevention-treatment-and-research/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/measuring-public-perception-about-cancer-prevention-treatment-and-research/#comments Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:04:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50565 http://www.bioethics.net/news/measuring-public-perception-about-cancer-prevention-treatment-and-research/feed/ 0 23andMe Releases New Research on Genetic Causes of Allergies http://www.bioethics.net/news/23andme-releases-new-research-on-genetic-causes-of-allergies/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/23andme-releases-new-research-on-genetic-causes-of-allergies/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:36:58 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50542 http://www.bioethics.net/news/23andme-releases-new-research-on-genetic-causes-of-allergies/feed/ 0 To Catch a Killer Gene: Sisters Race to Stop Mystery Disease http://www.bioethics.net/news/to-catch-a-killer-gene-sisters-race-to-stop-mystery-disease/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/to-catch-a-killer-gene-sisters-race-to-stop-mystery-disease/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:31:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50541 http://www.bioethics.net/news/to-catch-a-killer-gene-sisters-race-to-stop-mystery-disease/feed/ 0 Ethics Questions Arise as Genetic Testing of Embryos Increases http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethics-questions-arise-as-genetic-testing-of-embryos-increases/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethics-questions-arise-as-genetic-testing-of-embryos-increases/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:37:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50484 http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethics-questions-arise-as-genetic-testing-of-embryos-increases/feed/ 0 Myriad Genetics jumps into RA Dx with its $270M Crescendo Bioscience deal http://www.bioethics.net/news/myriad-genetics-jumps-into-ra-dx-with-its-270m-crescendo-bioscience-deal/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/myriad-genetics-jumps-into-ra-dx-with-its-270m-crescendo-bioscience-deal/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:29:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50482 http://www.bioethics.net/news/myriad-genetics-jumps-into-ra-dx-with-its-270m-crescendo-bioscience-deal/feed/ 0 How much Neanderthal DNA do you have? Lots http://www.bioethics.net/news/how-much-neanderthal-dna-do-you-have-lots/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/how-much-neanderthal-dna-do-you-have-lots/#comments Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:57:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50386 http://www.bioethics.net/news/how-much-neanderthal-dna-do-you-have-lots/feed/ 0 World’s oldest-known living cancer ’11,000 years old’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/worlds-oldest-known-living-cancer-11000-years-old/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/worlds-oldest-known-living-cancer-11000-years-old/#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:05:40 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50311 http://www.bioethics.net/news/worlds-oldest-known-living-cancer-11000-years-old/feed/ 0 Building the Better Baby http://www.bioethics.net/2014/01/building-the-better-baby/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/01/building-the-better-baby/#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:03:17 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=50287 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In the 1997 film GATTACA, a couple anxious to have a child sit down with their doctor. He shows them the very best embryos that were produced from combining their gametes. The physician explains that he will help them to have a child who is the very best of themselves by choosing the best embryos and tweaking the DNA.  In 2014, BGI, a Chinese company, is hoping that it will soon be able to offer parents a similar option—choosing the “smartest” embryo.…

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23andMe genetic test reveals disturbing artificial insemination switch http://www.bioethics.net/news/23andme-genetic-test-reveals-disturbing-artificial-insemination-switch/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/23andme-genetic-test-reveals-disturbing-artificial-insemination-switch/#comments Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:33:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50171 http://www.bioethics.net/news/23andme-genetic-test-reveals-disturbing-artificial-insemination-switch/feed/ 0 Three Biological Parents and a Baby http://www.bioethics.net/news/three-biological-parents-and-a-baby/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/three-biological-parents-and-a-baby/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:01:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50031 http://www.bioethics.net/news/three-biological-parents-and-a-baby/feed/ 0 Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-discover-double-meaning-in-genetic-code/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-discover-double-meaning-in-genetic-code/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:04:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50033 http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-discover-double-meaning-in-genetic-code/feed/ 0