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

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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.”...

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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....

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

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

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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....

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People will be able to earn cryptocurrency in exchange for letting pharma companies use their data.

Cryptocurrency in exchange for your genetic data! Sounds a bit like a scam, but it’s the premise behind a new company founded by a...

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Genomics is cheaper and more available then ever, but its usefulness for parents has yet to be proven

Before Cheryl Connolly gave birth to her first child, Loudon, she ran through the checklist of all the things expecting parents are...

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As one country responds with a ban on commercial surrogacy, the market just shifts to the next unregulated destination. An international declaration will thus send the right message against exploitation of women.

In 2016, the Indian government drafted the Surrogacy...

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Ever since DNA was first used in 1986 to catch a killer, it's swashbuckled its way through society as an almost infallible weapon of truth: convicting the guilty, freeing the innocent, revealing bloodlines, paternity and identity.

On the health front, even before it...

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