China throws a leading scientist in the slammer

Patrick Foong | 30 January 2020 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, China, genetics, modifying human genome

Is a happy marriage just a matter of genes?

Michael Cook | 06 March 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: genetic determinism, genetics, Jane Austen, marriage

Sexual difference runs deep, new research shows

Jenny Graves | 07 November 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: genetics, sexual difference

Who do we think we are?

Fleur Letcher | 30 March 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: family history, genetic orphans, genetic ties, genetics
Why biological links matter and why society should care

Storing knowledge for a million years – in DNA?

Denyse O'Leary | 4 Dec 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Crispr, genetics, information

Once again, a cloud over the ‘gay gene’

Michael Cook | 09 October 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: gay gene, genetics

May we tinker with the genetic heritage of humanity?

Margaret Somerville | 09 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: genetic engineering, genetics
Science fiction has become a reality.

Born to be bad?

Michael Cook | 23 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: crime, criminology, genetic determinism, genetics
The idea that criminal behaviour is in our genes may be making a come-back.

Truth is sacred

Damian Adams | 16 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: gamete donation, genetics, IVF, sperm donation
Donor-conceived men and women deserve to have accurate records of how they entered the world.

Why genes + environment ≠ Us

Daniel Bernardus van Schalkwijk | 30 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: biological determinism, genetics, Tourette's syndrome
A battle against Tourette's syndrome suggests that there is more to human beings than evolutionary biology tells us.

23andMe, me, me

Nathaniel C. Comfort | 29 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: commercialism, genetics
A medical historian deconstructs an advertisement for personalized genetics.

Safeguards needed for genetic privacy

Michael Cook | 26 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: genetic privacy, genetics, privacy, surveillance
If your genome can be digitized, it can be hacked.

Should human genes be patentable?

Bernadette Tobin | 23 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: genetic testing, genetics, patents
We must ensure that access to needed tests and treatments is not limited by the operations of the market.

The New Eugenics

Michael Cook | 14 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: eugenics, evolution, genetics
Some scientists are haunted by the idea of genetic degeneracy.

Not “Born This Way”

Dale O'Leary | 06 March 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: genetics, homosexuality

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