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


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The Center for Genetics and Society, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley recently hosted a lively and thought-provoking conversation between john a. powell and Bill McKibben about heritable genetic modification, climate change, and how the two issues are connected.

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Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has reaffirmed his support for a moratorium on heritable genome editing.

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A new DNA test claims to let prospective parents weed out IVF embryos with a high risk of disease or low intelligence. It will also warn clients about any embryo predicted to become a person who is among the shortest 2 percent of the population.

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Scientists and genetic counselors say that unregulated tools like the "How Gay Are You?" app can cause anxiety, unnecessary medical expenses, stigmatization and worse.

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Those who have read academic papers by Canadian philosopher Françoise Baylis — say on social egg freezing, or dementia and...

On October 18, 2019, the Center for Genetics and Society, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and...

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) is essentially broke. In 2004, Proposition 71 set it up with $3...


At the start of this decade, the federal government called out consumer DNA testing as a burgeoning scam industry. Little did we know how it would explode in popularity.
Science academies and the World Health Organization must act in unison. When the two groups report next year, they must speak with one voice and have more inclusive representation.
Families, doctors, and a pharmaceutical company are all dealing with a philosophically fraught question: Is it ethical to make a little person taller?
A radical experiment to genetically modify a strain of mosquito in order to stop them breeding malaria-carrying daughters is one of the latest efforts to tackle the deadly scourge of malaria.


Bill McKibben and john a. powell discuss “Climate Crisis, Designer Babies, and Our Common Future.”
A Reading and Discussion with George Estreich
Controversial Gene Editing Physicist Missing