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Tuesday, April 13 2004

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Check out our our first guest editorial by Prof. Francis Fukuyama
and the response by Prof. John Robertson. Prof. has now posted his rebuttal to Prof. Robertson's response.

Thousands of women offered baby hope
Thousands of women struggling to have babies could be helped with a new technique that stops their bodies rejecting newly ...
California company claims it is cloning
A California company says it will clone a person's favorite feline for 50-thousand dollars. Sausalito, California-based Genetics, Savings and Clone ...
Hope for the future?
Pregnant parents have gambled with painting the nursery pink or blue for decades. But today, mothers- and fathers-to-be have the ...

MSU professor to talk to United Nations about therapeutic stem cell cloning
In an outreach mission on a global scale, a Michigan State University scientist is to address United Nations national delegates ...
Greenpeace Pans Patent
Baby dolls frozen in blocks of ice and chanting Greenpeace activists shut down the European Patent Office (EPO) headquarters in ...
In cloning debate, a compromise
While the United States debates whether marriage is limited to one man and one woman, a presidential panel has waded ...

Bioethics Council's Suggestions May Break Cloning Deadlock
There may be a way for Washington to get out of the legislative deadlock on cloning, thereby clearing the ...
The Doctor Is In - The head of the president's bioethics commission on assisted reproduction, cloning, council critics & more
On Thursday, the President's Council on Bioethics issued a its latest report, "Reproduction and Responsibility: The Regulation of New Biotechnologies." ...
Science and the Bush Administration - Breaking the policy deadlock on cloning and assisted reproduction
You wouldn't know it from the charged partisan debate here in the United States, but throughout the world new policies ...

Just Treat, or Enhance?
In this issue (p. 34), Science's News Focus looks into remembering and forgetting--a topic of increasing interest, not only to ...
The Altered Human Is Already Here
In the popular imagination, the technologically altered human being is a cross between RoboCop and the Borg. The hardware that ...
The God Effect - America's religious conservatives aren't the only ones who object to science on spiritual grounds - so do Europe's Greens. The big winner is Asia
Many thousands of years ago, most of our ancestors were barely subsisting on whatever food nature provided for them in ...




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Inspiring Science: Jim Watson and the Age of DNA. Edited by John Inglis, Joseph Sambrook & Jan Witkowski. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press: 2003. Reviewed by Robert Olby
Enough. Staying Human in an Engineered Age. By Bill McKibben. Times Books: 2003. Reviewed by Timothy Lenoir
War Against The Weak. Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race. By Edwin Black. Four Walls Eight Windows, New York: 2003. Reviewed by Daniel J. Kevles

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