When Ben Altif got engaged to his first cousin Mazal, there was no problem winning the blessing of their families or the Samaritan high priest, who leads their ancient Israelite sect. Marriage between cousins is common in the religious community.Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 4:00am
The Chinese University's outpatient genetic clinic set up in collaboration with a US medical school will open next week to train more experts and provide a wider range of tests.
The clinic at the Prince of Wales Hospital will offer consultation services and diagnosis for genetic diseases such as growth disorders and autism.15 Sep 2012 - 3:16am
A Hong Kong biotechnology laboratory has been banned by private hospitals amid fears that mainland mums-to-be are using its services for unethical sex selection.3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
review of the week
by Michael Crichton
From the inventive mind of Michael Crichton comes a fine example of what can happen when the writer asks, what if?31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
It could be years before genetic testing for insurance purposes becomes feasible in Hong Kong because the technology is insufficiently advanced and the tests too expensive, experts say.14 May 2001 - 12:00am
The Guangdong laboratory set to conduct genetic tests on abode-seekers to verify parentage has no international accreditation, lawmakers were told yesterday.
A senior chemist at the Government Laboratory, Dr Betty Law Man-yee, raised concerns about the Guangdong Investigation Bureau laboratory yesterday during a meeting on the Immigration (Amendment) Bill.20 Dec 2000 - 12:00am
Errors could result if both the mainland and SAR were involved in genetic tests to verify the parentage of right-of-abode seekers, legislators warned yesterday.
Some lawmakers want the Hong Kong Government to take charge of the procedure.29 Nov 2000 - 12:00am
A bill to introduce genetic tests for right-of-abode claimants and their parents might contravene legal principles, legislators have warned.1 Nov 2000 - 12:00am
I refer to the letter from Dr Richard Collins headlined, 'Procedure proposed by Government technically flawed' (South China Morning Post, July 13).2 Aug 2000 - 12:00am
I refer to the report headlined, 'Genetic tests for abode children sealed' (South China Morning Post, May 30).13 Jul 2000 - 12:00am