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Synthetic biology could lead to disaster, says Oxford bioethicist

Michael Cook BioEdge Julian Savulescu, of Oxford’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, has issued a dramatic warning about the dangers of synthetic biology. He believe that it easily could be used to synthesise lethal new organisms which could kill vast … Continue reading

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The OxyContin Express

Awesome House Media vimeo.com In this Peabody Award-winning edition of Vanguard, correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to South Florida–the “Colombia of prescription drugs”–to expose a bustling pill pipeline that stretches from the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale to the rolling hills … Continue reading

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Sell the farm to buy a future as China’s food bowl

Lauren Quaintance Sydney Morning Herald PLANS to seek billions of dollars in Chinese investment to transform vast tracts of undeveloped land in northern Australia for farming would come at the expense of giving Australians access to affordable, good quality food, … Continue reading

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Millions trapped in insecure work

AAP Casual workers should be given annual leave while bosses should be banned from keeping workers in unstable work long-term, an ACTU report recommends. Former deputy prime minister Brian Howe is launching his report into insecure work in Sydney on … Continue reading

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Dawn Of The Clone Age (BBC)

BBC/EvolutionDocumentary Broadcast (1997) In February 1997, science fiction took a step closer to reality when a team of British scientists achieved what many believed to be impossible: cloning a single adult cell to create a whole new animal Dolly the … Continue reading

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Sperm donors should all be identified, says Victorian committee

Michael Cook BioEdge The Australian state of Victoria, the first in the world to pass a law on assisted reproduction, may pass retrospective legislation to give all donor-conceived people access to information about their donors. The Victorian Parliament’s Law Reform … Continue reading

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Integrative Cancer Research: Surviving Chemo & Radiation

Sayer Ji GreenMedInfo To survive actually means more than to simply exist or to live, following a traumatic event or challenge. The word derives from the Latin supervivere which means “live beyond, live longer than,” which itself comes from super … Continue reading

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The Secret Iraq Files

Al Jazeera It is the biggest leak of military secrets ever. Al Jazeera has obtained access to almost 400,000 classified American documents. Torture, claims of murder at the checkpoint – revelations that make a mockery of the rules of combat. … Continue reading

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Healthy foods missing from stores in low-income black neighborhoods, UGA study finds

Jung Sun Lee EurekAlert Athens, Ga. – Most convenience stores have a wide variety of chips, colorful candies and bottles of sugar-sweetened carbonated beverages. While shoppers can buy calorie-heavy foods wrapped in pretty packages in these locations, what they usually … Continue reading

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We Become Silent: The Last Days of Health Freedom

International award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller of Well TV announced the release of a new documentary about the threat to medical freedom of choice. ‘We Become Silent: The Last Days of Health Freedom’ details the ongoing attempts by multinational pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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