CGS encourages responsible uses and effecitve governance of human genetic and assisted reproductive technologies

Featured

Op-Ed

When we talk about gene editing technology, we often talk about—but almost never deeply consider—the concept of designer babies. Consider this article in The New York Times, titled “Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say.”...

Aggregated News

Let’s Not Distort Debates about Human Cloning and Heritable Gene Editing

Cloning is back in the headlines. Researchers managed to create two macaque monkeys by cloning, and immediately there was talk about using the Dolly-the-sheep technique to create human clones....

Op-Ed

Remember the human cloning controversies of the early 2000s? One reason they faded was that scientists were unable to...

Biopolitical Times

Last January, CGS predicted that gene editing would be one of the biggest science stories of the year. This has...

Biopolitical Times

Many scientists seem to think that heritable human genetic modification is too far off to worry about. Others suggest it’s...

As we learned last Friday, the UK’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has given Newcastle Fertility Centre the green...

Last year we were reacquainted with two familiar ethical conundrums: the creation of human “replicants” and research using human embryos....

News

Op-Ed

It was 2011 and Kathryn Taylor was ready to get pregnant — with a boy. “I wanted a boy first mainly for my husband. I thought it would make him relate to the baby more, and just be more excited...

Op-Ed

What do recent advances in molecular genetics have to do with human rights? Quite a lot, it turns out. And key human rights documents have recognized this for some time.

Over the past few years, new “gene editing” tools that...

Aggregated News

Ukraine, one of Europe's poorest nations, is fast becoming the place to go for people desperate to find a surrogate to have their baby. The money on offer is drawing in many young women, but there are fears they could...

Aggregated News

BOSTON—Out on an old Navy dry dock, a biotech company called Ginkgo Bioworks is growing genetically modified organisms by the billions, and it would very much like to tell you about them.

“I think people should love GMOs,” Gingko’s CEO...

Video

Talking Biopolitics 2018 with Alondra Nelson and Jenny Reardon
Talking Biopolitics 2017-2018 with Shobita Parthasarathy and Tania Simoncelli
Talking Biopolitics 2017-2018 with Ben Hurlbut and Patricia Williams