How CRISPR is Revolutionizing Biomedical Research
Control of CRISPR, biotech’s most promising breakthrough, is in dispute
U.K. researcher details proposal for CRISPR editing of human embryos
Its Time to Question Bioengineering (TED 19.50 min)
N.Y. Preschool Starts DNA Testing For Admission (4/1/12 NPR Audo 3 min 41 sec)
Oxford Professor Calls For Genetically Engineered 'Ethical Babies' As Moral Obligation (8/20/2012 Intl Business Times)
Rental Company Using DNA To Track Dog Droppings (2/13/12 NPR Audio 29 sec)
1 minute video: DNA Stucture
1 minute video: DNA Replication
Molecular Visualizations of DNA (Video: 7:47 minutes)
Our Dwindling Food Variety (National Geographic)
How Industrial Farming Destroyed the Tasty Tomato
Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops (chart 2000-2010)
Monsanto shares slip on bug-resistant corn woes
Sustainable Table: Biodiversity (in food)
Texas Man Freed After DNA Clears Him Of 1988 Rape (8/24/12 Associated Press)
DNA Evidence May Clear Man of Murder
DNA Reveals Outlaws Remains
DNA evidence links U.S. man to 1988 murder of two Canadians in Texas trailer park (1/10/12)
N.Y. Passes DNA Requirement For Convicted Criminals (3/15/12 NPR Audio 3 min 41 sec)
Wash. Lawmakers Fight For DNA Sampling At Arrest (2/28/12 NPR 6 min 7 sec)
Court Rules For Death Row Inmate Seeking DNA Tests (3/7/2011 NPR Audio 4 min 34 sec)
DNA Testing for Your Pet: Not Just for Criminals!
Giant Galapagos tortoise species may not be extinct (1/6/12)
Identification: Some things to consider
Cost of testing and recording
Cost of research and comparison
At what point DNA is recorded (level of crime for example)
What are appropriate uses?
Are there potential inappropriate uses?
Study Shows Telomere Length in Early Life Can Predict Lifespan (1/10/12)
New machine said to decode someone’s DNA for $1,000 within a day (1/10/12)
Genetic testing for health, disease and ancestry (such as 23andme)
Skin Cells Made to Mimic Stem Cells
A Step Toward a Saliva Test for Cancer
Janssen Taps Forma to Develop Metabolism-Targeting Anticancer Drugs (1/10/12)
Scientists Grow Parts For Kids With Urinary Damage (NPR 3/8/11 Video 2 min 38 sec)
First Hints That Stem Cells Can Help Patients Get Better (NPR Video 1/23/12 4 min 53 sec)
Bits of Mystery DNA, Far From ‘Junk,’ Play Crucial Role (NYT 9/6/12)
When is it OK to create cells?
consider origination of cells (such as animals into humans)
consider use of cells
When is is not OK to create cells?
At what point is a line crossed?
Who should pay?
Who should have access to the services?
What safety assurances should there be?
(generally regarded as safe (GRAS))
What about DNA modification? (adding elements or attributes; removing elements or attributes)
What about stimulating growth or killing growth?
What about DNA modification in argiculture?
Some things to think about
In regard to genetics (DNA testing) there are a few things to consider:
USU Genetic Science Center
Dolly scientist working on cloning Scottish wildcats
Dolly the Sheep
Few replicas as first cloned cat nears 10
2010: A Good Year For Neanderthals (And DNA) (12/28/2010 NPR Audio 4 min 11 sec)
The Human Edge Series (NPR)