Mark Leach: My Daughter's Paradoxical Genes

Mark Leach, J.D., published an article called “My Daughter’s Paradoxical Genes” detailing the seemingly paradoxical case of the ethical considerations arising from his daughter Juliet’s genes. Specifically, he examines the moral paradox of medical guidelines for Juliet’s two genetic conditions of Trisomy 21 and Double X: for one, prenatal testing is considered an ethical obligation and for the other prenatal…

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2011 | Eric Vilain et al. – UCLA Scientists Accurately Predict Age Using Just Saliva Sample

ISG Director Eric Vilain has been featured in several news reports about his latest publication, “Epigenetic Predictor of Age“. He and other UCLA scientists Sven Bocklandt, Wen Lin, Mary Sehl, Francisco Sánchez, Janet Sinsheimer and Steve Horvath have successfully predicted human ages based upon simple saliva samples. Their predictions have been shown to be accurate to within five years –…

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Appeals Court Lifts Stem Cell Research Ban

In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the U.S. court of appeals in Washington overturned a judge’s order that would have blocked federal financing of stem cell research. The judges ruled that opponents are not likely to succeed in their lawsuit to stop the government funding.  The panel reversed an opinion issued last August by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth,…

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