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AAAS seminar explores the implications for human cloning
...ence (AAAS). Speakers will explore the ethical and religious
arguments against human reproductive cloning, the moral predicament associated with therapeutic cloning, and the problems with genomic reprogramming. Opinions from human cloning activists will be summarized. Ample time will be provided for speakers t...
July media highlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY
...y may have played some role in the collapse of the religious
system expressed in the temples. Accelerated Pleistocene coral extinctions in the Caribbean Basin shown by uranium-lead (U-Pb) dating. Stephen R. Getty, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA; et al. Pages 639-642These authors applied new and...
Alzheimer's genetic susceptibility could bring fear and misunderstanding, religious scholars say
...OED UNTIL JUNE 18 at 17:00 ET US), is addressed by religious
scholars concerned about possible public misunders...ains quotes from carefully selected, well-informed religious
leaders. All quotes are free to use by journalists in any news medium. Contact information is prov...
Heritability of attitudes: Twin research in religious perspective
...rgoed until 17 June 2001 1800EDT), raises profound religious
and philosophical questions about human freedom an...problem is the relationship between scientific and religious
models of reality. Some believe that neither should be allowed to contaminate the other. Such a v...
Presbyterians vote in favor of fetal, embryonic, and stem cell research
...ight to choose an abortion based on conscience and religious
beliefs. We believe that a woman's right to evaluate her life situation and the impact of her pregnancy on her own health and on her obligations to other family members is an essential element of her personhood and her status as a moral being. We vie...
New research confirms that natural selection is acting on the current human population
... in the number of children born to families with a religious
affiliation. Many of the Catholic twins we studied had an average family of five children, where other families were having only one or two children. We also found that mothers with more education were typically having just one child at an older age....
Fertility experts urge clinics to consider natural cycle IVF instead of routine use of ovarian stimulants
...of extra embryos generated could cause ethical and religious
dilemmas while problems related to multiple pregnancies still occurred and added significantly to the number of premature births and subsequent costs in neonatal care. Analysis of costs of the two methods showed that, in the UK, natural treatment cy...
Teaching evolution in US schools: new report to be released Sept. 26
...ussion to policymakers, scientists, members of the religious
community and educators, including a front-line perspective from Lisa Graham Keegan, Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction. WHEN: 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26--Lerner Report Presentation 10:45 a.m. -...
Inheritable gene modification research should not proceed on humans without standards and oversight, AAAS report says
...gical obstacles, the complexity of the ethical and religious
implications and the absence of public oversight a...ds for safety and efficacy. Serious ethical and religious
issues also must be addressed as research policy is formulated, according to the report. IGM, for i...
Vanderbilt archaeological team unearths buried Maya royal palace
...l, cave-filled towers of limestone for burials and religious
purposes. One of the Cancuén kings had an area of about two square kilometers around the palace paved with stone. This kept the farmers from using the area to grow crops. Over time, jungle trees pushed through the stones and established an islan...
150-year global ice record reveals major warming trend
... as newspaper archives, transportation ledgers and religious
observances, scientists have amassed lake and river ice records spanning the Northern Hemisphere that show a steady 150-year warming trend. The study, which includes 39 records of either freeze dates or breakup dates from 1846 to 1995, represents one...
Biotechnology research to grow from embryonic start
...lation has attracted criticism from some pro-life, religious
and bioethics groups. The central ethical argument hinges on the status of an embryo. "The early-stage embryos used for the isolation of human stem cells are no more than six days old and are invisible to the naked eye," said Dr Tolstoshev, Manager...
Adolescents raised on strict macrobiotic diet show vitamin B12 deficiency and impaired cognitive function
...biotic diet, usually adhered to by families due to religious
beliefs or purported health benefits, is similar to a vegan diet in that animal products are avoided and vitamin B-12 content is very low. Adolescents in the study who had consumed the diet until an average age of 6 years and had tested B12-deficient...
Ancient mediterranean port city may have been holy land way station
...locations may seem unusual, but they emphasize the religious
importance of water and gave seafarers a place to pray for safe journeys and give thanks both before and after voyages," he said. The first defensive wall protecting Aperlae appears to have been built in the middle of the third century when the Goth...
Jews are the genetic brothers of Palestinians, Syrians, and Lebanese
... "Because ancient Jewish law states that Jewish religious
affiliation is assigned maternally, our study afforded the opportunity to assess the contribution of non-Jewish men to present-day Jewish genetic diversity," says Michael Hammer, Ph.D., from the University of Arizona, Tucson, who is the lead author o...
UNC-CH scientist finds smallest number of genes needed for organism's survival
... the science involved and to pinpoint key ethical, religious
and metaphysical questions..." Hutchison was co-inventor of a technique known as site-directed mutagenesis, which is now used by researchers around the world for introducing designed changes into genes. His friend and colleague Dr. Michael Smith of ...
Scientists at TIGR uncover the minimal number of cellular genes needed for life
...cus, the Group identifies the ethical, social, and religious
issues that will be raised by the eventual creation of the minimal genome -- before its actual creation. By applying this model of conducting discussion, reflection, and commentary prior to and during the research process to any scientific research, ...
DFG to set up 21 new collaborative research centres in 2000
..., how do societal structures and demands impact on religious
behaviour, speech and thought? Speaker: Prof. Dr. Rainer Albertz, Alttestamentliches Seminar, tel.: 0251/83 22512/13 Symbolic acts and ritualised, traditional or ceremonial forms are the tools of politics and the law, religion and everyday life. ...
Kansas decision will leave students with insufficient skills to enter an increasingly technological world
...ethen, evolution has also been a source of ongoing religious
commentary andsometimes controversy. Those defend... ineducation; historical, philosophical, legal and religious
perspectives onevolution; and commentary on current issues....
Capture the flag: 'Darwin fish' may be a new version of a very old game, University of Georgia study proposes
...cience. "The Darwin symbol's obviousemulation of a religious
symbol gives it unique power to express ridicule i...essage. "I believe that the Darwin fish sums up my religious
beliefs," the respondentsaid. "I believe in a higher being, God, if you will, but I do not believe t...
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