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Estija planuoja surinkti per 10 proc. savo gyventojų DNR

Estija atidaro DNR duomenų bazę, kurioje bus daugiau nei 150 tūkst. šalies gyventojų genetiniai duomenys ir kuri padės vykdant chroniškų ligų prevenciją, taip pat jas diagnozuojant ir gydant.

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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.

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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.

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Japan’s Unit 731 conducted sickening tests on Chinese. The perpetrators’ identities will now be revealed

A group of Japanese scholars is set to reveal the names of the members of a Japanese second world war germ warfare unit that infected and starved Chinese and allied POWs in a series of gruesome experiments.

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Man’s second face transplant is a world first

A man in Paris has become the world’s first to successfully receive two facial transplants.

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Chinese baby born four years after parents’ death

A baby has been born in China to a surrogate mother four years after his parents died in a car crash, Chinese media reported.

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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 concerns, however, there hovers a whole fleet of philosophers and scientists. And the question they all get around to asking is this: What can these girls tell us about the self?

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Parents vs Doctor: Who Is Really in Charge?

In the vast majority of cases, medical treatment decisions are made for children without much conflict between families and physicians. However, in an important minority of cases, conflict arises to varying degrees.

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System has failed Alfie Evans, says father after court defeat

Alfie has a rare degenerative brain condition and has been at the centre of a life-support treatment battle. Parents lose legal battle over continuing life support for their 22-month-old son.

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The shadow of eugenics

Eugenics is a science that seems to belong back in the darkest days of the 20th century. But today, ‘newgenics’ has people worried, as reproductive technologies make it increasingly possible to filter out certain genetic disorders. How does this affect the way we view disability and disease as a society? And how does it colour our notion of what constitutes a ‘desirable’ or ‘undesirable’ human subject?

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