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Genetic Testing

Genetic testing and IVF boost population of Israel's Samaritans

Ben Altif and cousin Mazal have a healthy boy. Photo: LA Times

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

New genetic testing clinic opens next week at Prince of Wales Hospital

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

Gene lab banned over test for sex

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

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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

Using genetic tests for insurance 'years away'

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

Fears raised over laboratory for abode tests

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 feared in DNA testing of abode-seekers

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

Legal query raised over right-of-abode DNA tests

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

Allegation of bad test procedure is totally unfounded

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

Procedure proposed by Government technically flawed

I refer to the report headlined, 'Genetic tests for abode children sealed' (South China Morning Post, May 30).

13 Jul 2000 - 12:00am