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

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It’s not for nothing that Time, Inc. developed its formula for telling stories—catchy lede, billboard that tells 'em what you’re going to tell ‘em, last graf that catapults them into the future. No wobbling; narrative charging right along. In the rush, the reader is propelled, questions cast aside, riding the tale you want them to believe.  

Not surprisingly, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author and former Time editor, has the style down pat. A sometimes breathless, technocratic enthusiasm; an ability to reduce...

View a recording of the February 25, 2021 event sponsored by the San Francisco Asian Art Museum: With film clips and discussion, this DEAI series workshop explores a dangerous idea that has threatened the American Dream from the beginning: the belief that some groups and individuals are inherently superior to others and more deserving of fundamental rights.

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A lot of surprising things happen when the use of assisted reproductive technology slams up against outdated family law doctrines...

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At least five separate studies involving human embryo research are raising fresh versions of old questions about science, ethics and...

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University of California Professor Paul Knoepfler has once again done some excellent research and reporting. This time he has revealed...

Don’t miss Perfect“a dive into the brave new world of genetic engineering” – in two live virtual performances...

A brand-new, well-financed genome analysis company called Orchid made a splash last week:

Orchid Blooms With $4.5M Seed For...

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BOSTON — Thomas Feldborg and Daria Rokina set off nearly every afternoon to explore this city. They leave from their hotel in the Charlestown neighborhood, pushing their baby carriage, some days heading deep into downtown, others choosing a path along the Charles River. ...

The gene-editing system, CRISPR-Cas9, is truly revolutionizing medicine: in the future, it may help us eradicate ailments from sickle cell, cancer, and even blindness.

While this system allows scientists to make changes to DNA, the changes are permanent. On the...

At the turn of the 20th century, a German horse took Europe by storm. Clever Hans, as he was known, could seemingly perform all sorts of tricks previously limited to humans. He could add and subtract numbers, tell time and...

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A vaccine against malaria has been shown to be highly effective in trials in Africa, holding out the real possibility of slashing the death toll of a disease that kills 400,000 mostly small...

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