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Genomic research has deepened human understanding of health, development, and disease, and also offers powerful avenues for treatment. Includes: obesity, diabetes, ADHD, and other specific disorders; clinical trials; drugs/pharmaceuticals; gene therapy; stem cells; health disparities; infectious disease; antibiotic resistance; toxicogenomics; pharmacogenomics; gene-environment interaction; and the history of these areas.
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Clairvoyance and Caution: Repercussions from the Human Genome Project
, The Code of Codes: Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project, Cambridge, Mass., p.x, 397 p., (1992)
Nancy Wexler discusses the search for the Huntington's disease gene and the problems of undergoing a predictive test when no prevention or cure is available.
Potential Biohazards of Recombinant DNA Molecules
, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 07/1974, Volume 71, Number 7, p.2593-4, (1974)
This original call for a moratorium on recombinant DNA research, written by Paul Berg, is known as "The Asilomar Declaration."
Patents and Genomic Medicine
A biotech lawyer explains that it's not just patents on genes, but also patents on the technologies used to manipulate and study them, that could slow development of new drugs.
Bioethics.net: American Journal of Bioethics online
, Cambridge, Mass.Philadelphia, (2007)
The American Journal of Bioethics (online) features frequently updated news about stem cell research, policy and regulation.
Artist Martin Begaye (Navajo) uses altered images from advertising and pop culture to raise awareness of the role of junk food in the diabetes epidemic. For instance, on the distinctive soft drink emblem, he's replaced the words "Enjoy Coca-Cola" with "Enjoy Diabetes." Then there's "Fool-Aid," and "Supersized Angels." It's biting satire — funny and alarming.
National Center for Infectious Diseases
Information on just about any infectious disease — from A to Z — from the CDC. Explore hot topics like antimicrobial resistance, SARS, and avian influenza.