But there is a darker side to the human tissue trade. Michelle Goodwin comments

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What if we could use a simple, routine test to screen every baby for autism? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. Larger-scale clinical trials for an eye-tracking device that could be used to predict autism are slated to begin this year

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The fact that more teen girls bought the morning-after pill after it became more accessible is a sign that teens, like adults, often are not very good at contraception,” said Bill Albert, chief program officer for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

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The genetics startup GenePeeks has just partnered with a fertility clinic to screen egg donors for their likelihood of passing on nearly 450 genetic changes linked to disease. As this technology advances, some critics worry about an emerging market for designer babies

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The BabySeq project in Boston has begun collecting data to quantify the risks and benefits of DNA sequencing at birth

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“We were under intense scrutiny,” said Dr. Allyson Brooks, executive medical director of Hoag’s women’s health institute. The C-section rate at the time, in early 2012, was about 38 percent. That was higher than the state average of 33 percent and above most others in the area, according to the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, which seeks to use data to improve birth outcomes

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About gene-edited super babies. Let’s talk about making babies. Specifically, designer babies. Because ever since in vitro fertilization made it possible for parents to select embryos with the best genetics, precisely-engineered progeny have been a big fear

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