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What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court Decision in ‘AMP v. Myriad Genetics’ | The Nation

Do you own the rights to your own genes? Only 59 percent of the time, according to one recent study; the other 41 percent of the genes in the human genome have already been patented. This means that once your blood is drawn, nearly half of your genetic material cannot legally be isolated, studied or tested by anyone but the patent holder.

What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court Decision in ‘AMP v. Myriad Genetics’ | The Nation.

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June 7, 2013 at 2:26 am

Posted in Health, Privacy

California’s Great Prison Experiment | The Nation

The cost of incarceration has continued to rise—to almost $52,000 per person annually—while rehabilitation funding has plummeted from the Schwarzenegger era, to just over $1,000 per year for 2011 and 2012.

California’s Great Prison Experiment | The Nation.

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June 7, 2013 at 2:24 am

Posted in Imprisonment

Turkish Protests Are About Democracy, Not Religion | The Nation

Protests in Istanbul rage on after police violence transformed an occupation by a handful of activists in a public park into massive anti-government demonstrations around the country.

Turkish Protests Are About Democracy, Not Religion | The Nation.

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June 7, 2013 at 2:02 am

Posted in Religion, Violence

Ohio approves budget to defund Planned Parenthood, rape crisis centers – Salon.com

The Ohio Senate voted on Thursday to approve a two-year budget that would defund Planned Parenthood, block funding for rape crisis centers and redirect money for women’s health services to Christian-run, antiabortion “crisis pregnancy centers.”

Ohio approves budget to defund Planned Parenthood, rape crisis centers – Salon.com.

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June 7, 2013 at 1:56 am

Abortion and Magical Thinking | The Nation

The idea that what we believe is right will be taken into account when the laws are enforced is a nice thought. If true, it would mean that Ireland’s Savita Halappanavar would still be alive. But she’s not. She died of sepsis, after miscarrying, because a hospital refused to give her an abortion—even though she lived in a country that claims to allow the procedure if a woman’s life is at risk.

Abortion and Magical Thinking | The Nation.

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June 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm