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Fact or Fiction?. A small Western nation has contracted with a private biotechnology company to give the company access to its citizens’ medical records. The nation’s legis-lature made the deal on behalf of it constituents without requiring individualized informed consent from any.

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fact or fiction
Fact or Fiction?
  • A small Western nation has contracted with a private biotechnology company to give the company access to its citizens’ medical records. The nation’s legis-lature made the deal on behalf of it constituents without requiring individualized informed consent from any.
  • A British company that uses DNA for paternity testing now offers a range of luxury items based on s person’s unique DNA signature. Shoppers can jewelry, rugs and engraved crystal designed in patterns based on their actual DNA sequence. The DNA patterns are reportedly precise enough to positively identify a person
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  • In the 1980’s, British scientists created cross-species chimeras, so called “geeps”, by combining the embryos of sheep and goats and letting them grow to become full sized animals. Now, in a attempt to track and find cures for single gene disorders, American scientists have engineered human “she-male” combinations by injecting human male cells into human female embryos and allowing them to develop for 6 days.
  • Fertility doctors in the U.S. are able to create an artificial womb made from a woman’s own endometrial cells. Designed to allow women with damaged or missing wombs to conceive children, the artificial womb is made of a matrix of the woman’s own cells grown on biode- gradeable material in the shape of a uterus. Embryos are“implanted” or attached to the artificial womb and transferred back into the woman, and have survived for 30 days.
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  • A well-known artist in the U.S. has created Alba, a genetically engineered fluorescent bunny, as a work of art. The artist worked with scientists in Europe to insert a jellyfish gene (that creates fluorescence) into the embryo of a rabbit, and considers Alba to be part of a critical discussion about transgenic art. The rabbit glows green.
  • Chinese researchers have created part-human, part-rabbit embryos by inserting the nucleus from a young boy’s cell into the hollowed-out egg of a rabbit. Intended to make embryos for stem cell research, the hybrids developed for several days in vitro. The researchers used rabbit cells because of the shortage of available human eggs.
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  • Scientists in Israel have created a DNA “mini doctor” able to detect an abnormal chemical change in a body and correct it by first making and then releasing a therapeutic chemical cocktail. The socalled “biological computer,” which contains billions of living cells, can perform a billion operations per second and fits inside a drop of water.
  • U.S. doctors have successfully used stem cells to save a young boy who suffered a heart attack after being shot in the heart with a nail gun. The cells were derived from the boy’s own blood and are part of a worldwide experimental trial to repair cardiac function with stem cells.