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Op-eds & Articles


Should We Genetically Modify Our Children?by Jessica CussinsKennedy School ReviewDecember 7th, 2015We need the wisdom of historical, global, and social perspectives to help shape a world that is not merely concerned with what is possible, but also with what is beneficial.
Human gene editing is a social and political matter, not just a scientific oneby Marcy DarnovskyThe GuardianDecember 4th, 2015The organizing committee kicked the can down the road, leaving the door open for gene editing for human reproduction.
Genetically engineered children?by Marcy DarnovskyThe HillDecember 1st, 2015The powerful new gene editing tools now under consideration in D.C. could be used for scientific and medical breakthroughs, or misused to undermine human rights and human equality.

Reports


Extreme Genetic Engineering and the Human FutureReclaiming Emerging Biotechnologies for the Common GoodThe Center for Genetics and Society and Friends of the Earth examine the human applications of synthetic biology. This 50-page report challenges claims that this new set of genetic engineering techniques should be seen as "the future of manufacturing, engineering and medicine."
CGS Letter to the FDA on Mitochondrial TransferThe Center for Genetics and Society's letter regarding the FDA's February 25-26 public meeting to discuss the advisability of a technique that would modify the human germline.
Responsible Federal Oversight of the New Human Biotechnologies: Opportunities for the New Administration [PDF] The Center for Genetics and Society's recommendations for the Obama Administration concerning the new human biotechnologies include 1) Immediate opportunities for policy action; 2) How Obama can reshape the debate; and 3) Issues likely to demand attention over the next four years.

Multimedia


Three-parent DNA treatment for rare defect raises debate on PBS Newshour
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[With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]February 3rd, 2016Go ahead given to technology that would replace original mitochondria in either the motherís egg or in the parentsí embryo with healthy mitochondria from a third person. A child born this way would then be carrying the DNA of three different people.
Debating UK approval of gene editing in human embryos
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[With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]February 1st, 2016The decision by Britain's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority marks the first time a country's national regulator has approved the technique.
Editing the Human GenomeBBC Newshour ExtraNovember 28th, 2015An hour-long radio broadcast with panelists Annalien Bredenoord, Robin Lovell-Badge, Marcy Darnovsky, and Michael Le Page, hosted by Owen Bennett Jones.

Talks & Testimonies


Information for delegates to the Global Summit on ChildhoodApril 2014A session at the Global Summit on Childhood in Vancouver called "Genetically Modified Babies?"
The Case for a New Biopoliticsby Marcy DarnovskyYouTubeDecember 11th, 2013A talk at UC Berkeley Extension for Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvouz (LASERs), a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience.
CGS Letter to the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of EuropeSeptember 20th, 2013Regarding the UK's possible approval of "mitochondria replacement," techniques that constitute human inheritable genetic modification.

Fact Sheets


Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Frequently Asked Questions and Fact Sheet [PDF]January 9th, 2009The Center for Genetics and Society has released a briefing document to assist reporters and others in preparation of the expected announcement of a new federal policy.
College-age Women, Donor Eggs, and Assisted Reproduction [PDF]September 6th, 2007A one-page overview of the provision of eggs for reproduction by college women
Program on Gender, Justice, and Human Genetics [PDF]July 13th, 2006A one-page overview of CGS's Program on Gender, Justice, and Human Genetics.

Annual Reports


2014 Report on Activities [PDF]July 30th, 2015
2013 Report on Activities [PDF]May 15th, 2014
2012 Report on Activities [PDF]April 1st, 2013

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