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Should We Genetically Modify Our Children? [VIDEO][A talk by CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]May 22nd, 2016Marcy Darnovsky unpacks the controversies that have erupted in recent months about how we should - and should not - use gene editing tools, and explores the technical, social, and ethical stakes of these imminent decisions.
GMOs 2.0: Reengineering Life, from Plants to PeopleWebcast - April 14, 2016 An online discussion about the new generation of genetic modification techniques, and the social issues they raise.
Is there a racial "care gap" in medical treatment? [Video][With CGS Advisory Board Member Dorothy Roberts]by Gwen IfillPBS NewsHourApril 5th, 2016A new study finds African-American patients are often treated differently. Among its findings: Medical students believe that African-Americans feel less pain than white patients, and that their skin is thicker.
A Life of the Law Conversation on Eugenics[With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky and Osagie K. Obasogie]
March 29th, 2016Beginning in 1907, over 60,000 Americans were forcibly sterilized. These were people considered by scientists to be “unfit” — the mentally ill, the disabled, the morally suspect. How could this happen? How could the law deny tens of thousands of men and women the right to have children?
Altering human embryos giving rise to designer babies [Video][With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]March 14th, 2016Tall, olive skin, brown hair, and blue eyes, these aren't descriptions found in an online dating profile. They are choices to those who are sperm shopping. CCTV America's Shraysi Tandon reports on the recent advancements in reproduction and fertility technologies.
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 mother’s egg or in the parents’ 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]by Larry MantleAirTalk, KPCCFebruary 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.
Gene Manipulation In Human Embryos Provokes Ethical Questions: This controversial new research could have some serious, long-term societal implications. [Video][With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]
[Video] Is It Worth Your Time and Money to Freeze Your Eggs?[Interview with CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by StaffBroadly [VICE]August 24th, 2015This report investigates the commercial promises of Egg Banxx "freezing parties" while following a patient through the process of egg retrieval.
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