bioethics

Led by researchers at BBMRI-ERIC, the effort intends to clarify how entities should share data, including genomics information, across institutions and countries.

Questions about the ethics of alerting people to their cancer risk without their consent have frustrated DeCode Genetics' vision of using genetics to improve public health.

COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb) – At an ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) panel at the Biology of Genomes meeting here yesterday afternoon, legal experts discussed the current climate surrounding gene patenting and the key court cases leading up to it.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of California, San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente, and the UC Hastings School of Law will use a $780,000 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to create a new center that will focus on the ethical, legal, and social implications of the us

BOSTON (GenomeWeb News) – A panel at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting today discussed whether researchers have an obligation to return results, particularly so-called incidental findings, from genetic studies to research participants.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of articles published online today in Science debate the pros and cons of returning incidental findings from clinical sequencing tests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Obama Administration's bioethics advisory panel plans to write a report on how researchers, clinicians, and direct-to-consumer testing firms should handle any incidental but potentially important health-related and genetic information they discover while testing in

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has launched an online survey to collect the views of "ordinary people" about how personal genomic information should be used in medical research and by agencies

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Blood samples that are left over from newborn screening tests offer a treasure trove of research materials for scientists seeking to uncover the role of genes in diseases and health, and the science community should be pushing for policies that promote their use in res

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An Obama Administration panel today released a dozen recommendations drafted to help create policies for securing whole-genome sequencing data, with the aim of protecting individual privacy without hampering the use of genome sequencing in research and medicine.

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.