In the News April 2013
MIT Technology Review,
--Prenatal DNA sequencing
This piece explores prenatal DNA sequencing, which is being featured as one of the 10 breakthrough technologies of 2013. Stephen Quake, the Lee Otterson Professor in the School of Engineering and professor of bioengineering, and Hank Greely, with the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, are quoted.
The Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments on whether or not human genes can be patented. Mildred Cho, associate director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, discussed the case against Myriad Genetics during this segment.
Hank Greely on the ethics of resurrecting extinct species
Scientists predict that within 15 years they will be able to revive some recently extinct species, such as the dodo or the passenger pigeon, raising the question of whether or not they should – just because they can. Law Professor Hank Greely weighs in.