Archive for: June, 2017

Should We Convene a UN Convention on the Rights of Children of Technology?

Should We Convene a UN Convention on the Rights of Children of Technology?

When Mary Ann Mason became the first female graduate dean at U.C. Berkeley in 2000, she noticed a trend. The number of women on the faculty was nowhere close to the number of women in graduate school. This imbalance inspired her to embark on a ten-year-long research study that looked at the ...

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Do Your Children Have The Right to An Open Genetic Future?

Do Your Children Have The Right to An Open Genetic Future?

Parents’ desires for genetic information about their children can vary widely. The big question is what genetics experts and institutions think they should know—and how we might empower parents to take control of their children’s genetic data. An Excerpt From The Gene Machine by Bonnie Rochman ...

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NEO.LIFE:  The Genetic Algorithm That Revealed My Possible Babies

NEO.LIFE: The Genetic Algorithm That Revealed My Possible Babies

Seeing a thousand of my potential progeny gave me a glimpse of new things that future parents will stress over.  A review of the genetic testing company GenePeeks. My first feature for Wired magazine founder Jane Metcalfe’s new publication, Neo.life, about the Neo-biological revolution. ...

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