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Biotechnology and the new genetics: what it means for women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/groups/biotech/availdocs/biotech.htm

Examines assumptions about biotechnology and the new genetics for Canadians as a whole and for women in particular. Provides a brief overview of "biotechnology" and the "new genetics" and their implications for women's health. Examines two main areas of concern - agricultural biotechnology and biotechnology in health care and medicine.

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Published: 2001
Genomics, health and society: emerging issues for public policy  
http://www.policyresearch.gc.ca/doclib/genomicbook_e.pdf

Looks at issues that will need to be addressed for us to reap the potentially tremendous health and economic benefits that genomics promises, while managing the associated risks. Deals with a range of topics, including genetic medicine and privacy, issues of intellectual property, and implications for the developing world.

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Published: 2003
Good clone, bad clone?  
http://sisyphe.org/spip.php?article283

Discusses the impacts of cloning on women's health.

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Published: 2002
The implications of human reproductive cloning and germ line alteration for women and women's health : ten mis-conceptions  
www.ourbodiesourselves.org/book/companion.asp?id=31&compID=67&page=7

Discusses the recent news story involving an Italian infertility specialist who plans to clone human beings within the near future. Critiques human reproductive cloning and germ line alteration from the perspective of women and women's health. Highlights ten misconceptions in regards to cloning and women's health.

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Published: 2001
Geneticization: an interview with Abby Lippman on new genetics  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39708
Discusses the consequences of the new genetics on women, in particular the health and social practices and policies applying genetic technologies will allow. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Biotechnology, genetic engineering and GMOs  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39632
Provides a brief description of biotechnology, genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). (See Details)
Published: 2000
Bill C-56: womb for improvement  
http://www.rabble.ca/everyones_a_critic.shtml?sh_itm=6fb3dff3346831cefdcf919494682cd3&r=1
Discusses the implications of the introduction of Bill C-56, respecting new reproductive technologies. Raises concerns over what is being proposed in the impending bill and provides clear and concrete alternatives. (See Details)
Published: 2002
The hazards of human developmental gene modification  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/7-newman.pdf
Looks at human developmental gene modification, sometimes termed germ-line gene therapy. Identifies specific dangers for women and for their children where genetic modification of human embryos or fetuses is pursued. Also presents an important gender analysis, pointing out that this kind of genetic experimentation is reliant on the powerful desire and expectation that women will do anything for their children. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Genetic engineering in agriculture and health: feminist dilemmas and/or opportunities  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/10-abergel.PDF
Examines agricultural biotechnology and identifies the way that the current prevalence of genetic engineering crops and foods has been hidden from Canadians. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Gender and the gene giants: research and action on women and the new genetics  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/13-delahanty.pdf
Provides discussion on four issues, including: the use of genetic research in the pharmaceutical industry; the corporate concentration in the life industries; the terminator and traitor technologies; and, the threat of genetic biowarfare. Outlines gender-equality concerns and issues for further research and action. (See Details)
Published: 2000