SCBE In The News
NBC Nightly News, 05/11/10
During this segment, Hank Greely discussed over-the-counter genetic testing kits. Greely was also interviewed on CBS Evening News.
Genetic testing kit to hit drugstore shelves
Starting Friday, over-the-counter genetic test kits will be sold at Walgreens drugstores across the country, raising practical and ethical questions for patients and medical professionals alike. Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences and the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics’ Program in Neuroethics, is quoted in this article.
Star Tribune, 05/12/10
DIY genetics put to test
Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences and the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics’ Program in Neuroethics, is quoted in this article on concerns over-the-counter genetic test kits. (Walgreens had been planning to begin selling the kits tomorrow; the company reversed its decision late yesterday.)
Science Friday (NPR), 05/14/10
This segment discussed the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to determine if someone is lying. Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences and the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics’ Program in Neuroethics, was interviewed.
UC Berkeley is asking its incoming freshman class to volunteer to submit DNA samples for confidential testing; the tests will target three genes that regulate the ability to metabolize milk, alcohol and folic acid. David Magnus, the Thomas A. Raffin Professor in Medicine and Biomedical Ethics, was interviewed for this segment.