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    By Debbie J Challis, on 6 April 2011

    Typecast Today? News and Opinion on Genetics, Heredity and Race. . .

     

    The exhibition Typecast opened at the Petrie Museum last week and we officially open together with the UCL Library’s Francis Galton: An Enquiring Mind tomorrow evening. Whilst I was preparing the ‘private view’ information a few cursory clicks on google brought up the following headlines around ‘genetics’, ‘breeding’, ‘family tree’  . . .

    4 April 2011 BBC News

    Five more Alzheimer’s genes discovered, scientists say http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12937131

     6 April 2011 Daily Telegraph

    Genetically modified cows produce ‘human’ milk

    Scientists have created genetically modified cattle that produce “human” milk in a bid to make cows’ milk more nutritious. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/agriculture/geneticmodification/8423536/Genetically-modified-cows-produce-human-milk.html

    6 April 2011 Sky News

    Pre-Pregnancy Genetic Disease Tests Backed

    Gene tests that virtually eliminate the chances of couples having a baby with an inherited disease have been approved by a watchdog. http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Pre-Pregnancy-Genetic-Disease-Tests-Backed-By-Watchdog-Human-Genetics-Commission/

    6 April 2011 Daily Mail

    Woman, 29, gives birth to her own ‘cousin’, ending her aunt’s 15-year fertility struggle

    Baby Maia is biological child of Emma and her aunt’s husband. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1373930/Surrogacy-Woman-29-gives-birth-cousin-aunt-15-year-fertility-struggle.html#ixzz1IkIDsUu9

    25 November 2010 Evening Standard

    Welfare cuts will encourage poor to breed, says Tory peer

    Downing Street today disowned one of David Cameron’s new peers after he claimed that Coalition welfare changes encourage “breeding” by the poor while putting the middle classes off having children. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23901166-welfare-cuts-will-encourage-poor-to-breed-says-tory-peer.do

    17 November 2010 Daily Mail

    Meet the Middletons: The rather racy in-laws who’ll spice up royal life… and how Kate and Wills are already related

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1330370/Kate-Middletons-family-Prince-Williams-racy-laws-wholl-spice-royal-life.html#ixzz1IkMmoytl

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