February 14, 2024

More Patients Rely on Early Prenatal Testing as States Toughen Abortion Laws

(PBS) – Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, many health care providers say an increasing number of patients are deciding the fate of their pregnancies on whatever information they can gather before state abortion bans kick in. But early ultrasounds … Read More

January 29, 2024

Report: Plagues, Cyborgs, and Supersoldiers: The Human Domain of War

(RAND) – A complex, high-threat landscape is emerging in which future wars might be fought with humans controlling hyper-sophisticated machines with their thoughts; the military-industrial base is disturbed by synthetically generated, genomically targeted plagues; and the future warfighter goes beyond … Read More

January 29, 2024

A New Edition of European Journal of Human Genetics Is Now Available

European Journal of Human Genetics (vol. 32, no. 1, 2024) is available online by subscription only.  Articles include: “Advancing intercontinental Collaboration in Human Genetics: Success Story of the African and European Young Investigator Forum” by Mohamed Zahir Alimohamed, et al. … Read More

January 24, 2024

Unethical Studies on Chinese Minority Groups Are Being Retracted–But Not Fast Enough, Critics Say

(Nature) – Moreau and a few other researchers have alerted publishers to 96 papers over the past half-decade, and raised questions about genetic databases that hold data from minority ethnic groups. Ethical concerns are particularly acute in forensic science because … Read More

January 19, 2024

A First-Ever Experiment Shows How Pigs Might One Day Help People Who Have Liver Failure

(Associated Press) – Surgeons externally attached a pig liver to a brain-dead human body and watched it successfully filter blood, a step toward eventually trying the technique in patients with liver failure. The University of Pennsylvania announced the novel experiment … Read More