When a biologist isolates a bacterium and sequences its genome, the results are her intellectual property. She is free to publish the sequence or share it with other biologists in whatever manner she deems appropriate.
Riaan Rifkin, a prehistoric archaeologist, together with geneticists at the University of Pretoria, South Africa gets down to the root of origins of human disease pathogens in sub-Saharan Africa, the cradle of mankind.
So let's amuse ourselves with the radical life extension discussions. We'll take the best of the anti-aging advice to heart, and focus the majority of our precious resources on healthcare rather than disease care.
As a physician, I take very seriously my oath first to do no harm. This is true of most doctors. However, as the disconnect and gap between policy and practice widens, caregivers are increasingly embattled.
Many supplements that don't work at all are marketed routinely, and some, very successfully. I have always maintained that this was a domain of both baby, and bathwater -- and that differentiating is essential.
To be clear, Ohio's HB 135 and Indiana's HB 1337 use sympathy and pity toward a minority group as a tool to garnish rights from a large swath of the general population: ALL women. However, these regulations victimize people who live with Down syndrome even more than people who don't.