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Parents Are Leery Of Schools Requiring ‘Mental Health’ Disclosures By Students

Children registering for school in Florida this year were asked to reveal some history about their mental health. On registration forms for new students, the state’s school districts now must ask whether a child has ever been referred for mental health … Tęsti skaitymą

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Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks. more

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Pet cloning is bringing human cloning a little bit closer

When Barbra Streisand revealed to Variety magazine that she’d had her dog cloned for $50,000, many people learned for the first time that copying pets and other animals is a real business. more

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Ancestry, 23andMe and others say they will follow these rules when giving DNA data to businesses or police

Ancestry, 23andMe and other popular companies that offer genetic testing pledged on the  31st, July to be upfront when they share users’ DNA data with researchers, hand it over to police or transfer it to other companies, a move aimed … Tęsti skaitymą

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Iceland’s ethical debate: Should DNA donors be told if they are predisposed to a deadly disease?

If you knew someone was genetically predisposed to cancer, would you tell them? Dr. Kari Stefansson would. The Icelandic neurologist is the CEO of deCODE Genetics, a company that has collected the DNA of nearly half the country’s population. Using … Tęsti skaitymą

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‘Mind-reading’ tech being used to monitor Chinese workers’ emotions

Workers in China are being hooked up with brain-reading devices that feed information about their moods to their employers, raising concerns about the privacy of people’s most basic emotions. more

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Employees Jump at Genetic Testing. Is That a Good Thing?

Genetic disease risk screening is becoming a popular employee benefit. But the tests may not be all that beneficial for the general population, experts say. more

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How Conjoined Twins Are Making Scientists Question the Concept of Self

Krista and Tatiana are conjoined at the skull, making them craniopagus twins. They may be scientific miracles, but they are also just eleven-year-old sisters: they play together, annoy each other, support each other, etc. At the borders of these daily … Tęsti skaitymą

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Parents want custody to stop transgender teen having hormone treatment

An Ohio court will decide the fate of a transgender teen who is in what the judge describes as a “gut-wrenching situation.” The teen’s parents want court authority to stop their child from getting the treatment and therapy that was … Tęsti skaitymą

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Coffee may come with a cancer warning in California

California coffee shops may soon be forced to warn customers about a possible cancer risk linked to their morning jolt of java. more

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