February 20, 2013

Do You Have a Right to Use Your Own Stem Cells?

Sarah Fecht, Genetic Literacy Project

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By classifying stem cells as drugs, Food and Drug Administration regulations have prompted Celltex, a Texas-based company that stores and multiplies stem cells, to move to Mexico. Is the FDA being appropriately cautious or strangling a potential U.S.-based industry before it even gets off the ground?

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TAGGED: Stem Cell Therapy, Experimental Treatment, Bioethics


October 23, 2013
Would Having DNA Sequenced at Birth Change Life?
Carl Zimmer, Slate
In June 2007, James Watson, a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, went to Houston to pick up his genome. At a ceremonial press conference at Baylor College of Medicine, scientists handed the 79-year-old Nobel Prize-winner a... more ››
October 17, 2013
New Techniques Resuscitate the 'Dead'
Bahar Gholipour, Live Science
The line between life and death is not as clear as once thought, now that developments in the science of resuscitation have made it possible to revive people even hours after their heart has stopped beating and they are declared... more ››