Category Genetic Technologies

You Might Have an Extra Chromosome

Chris Kaposy considers the implications of a study showing that having an extra chromosome is much more common than previously thought.

Elective Egg Freezing: Should it Be Publicly Funded?

Zoë Walwyn and Katie Hammond evaluate the Ontario Liberal Party’s inclusion of funded elective egg freezing in their platform for the June 2022 election.

Responding to Indigenous Women’s Stories of Reproductive Coercion

Holly McKenzie and her colleagues argue for broader public conversations and institutional responses to reproductive coercion.

Bill S-231 & DNA Evidence: Effective Tool or Discrimination?

Erin Kenny, Katharina Clausius, and Michael J. Crawford detail how the expanded use of DNA profile databases and genealogy in criminal investigations offers powerful tools to solve crimes and exculpate innocents but also risks permanently stigmatizing genetic relatives.

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: Risk Perception is Highly Personal

Alessandro Marcon and Vardit Ravitsky present their research into online discussions of interpreting risk related to non-invasive prenatal testing.