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The Innocence Project

The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.


Resource: The Innocence Project
Age range:  16-18
Approach: Topic Material,

Policy and Regulation

The Public Health Genetics Foundation page on the ethical, legal and social issues arising from advances in genetic technologies.


Resource: Policy and Regulation
Age range:  16-18
Approach: Topic Material

Time Limits on Innocent DNA Data

BBC news article (7 May 2009)


Resource: BBC Website
Age range:  16-18
Approach: Topic Material, related internet links

The UK Police National DNA Database

GeneWatch has many concerns about the Police National DNA Database. This article covers issues about changes in the law to make the Database much smaller and more carefully controlled.


Resource: GeneWatch UK
Age range:  16-18
Approach: Topic Material, related internet links

EuroStemCell

Description: An excellent website containing information about stem cells, their use and latest legislation, along with links to other resources.


Resource: EuroStemCell
Age range:  16-18
Approach: Topic Material, related internet links

An International Consortium on Ethics and Law

The Hinxton Group website is a clearing house, facilitating communication among scientists, policymakers, journal editors and the public about international scientific collaboration in the area of stem cell research.


Resource: The Hinxton Group
Age range:  16-18
Approach: Topic Material, related internet links

Obama Ends Stem Cell Funding Ban

BBC news article about President Obama ending the US ban on funding for the creation of new stem cell lines for scientific research.


Resource: BBC Website
Age range:  16-18
Approach: Topic Material, related internet links

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is the UK's independent regulator overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research.


Resource: The HFEA
Age range:  16-18
Approach: Topic Material, related internet links

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