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

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Scientists and ethicists from seven countries have issued an urgent call for a strict global moratorium on heritable genome editing. Writing in the March 14 issue of Nature, Drs. Lander, Baylis, Zhang, Charpentier, Berg, and others make a clear...

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We call for a global moratorium on all clinical uses of human germline editing — that is, changing heritable DNA (in sperm, eggs or embryos) to make genetically modified children.
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An international group of distinguished figures, including some of the scientists credited with discovering CRISPR, has published a commentary in...

Biopolitical Times

In the months since He Jiankui first announced the birth of gene-edited twins, there’s been a steady stream of revelations...

Biopolitical Times

DNA Testing, Medical Applications and Databases

The concept of merging DNA ancestry testing with forensic analysis is very disturbing. But...

Ancestry Testing and Forensics

FamilyTreeDNA has produced a TV ad with a remarkable sales pitch: Help the police by signing...

Every now and then, the fertility industry claims a breakthrough. The latest is one that had little to do with...

News

In 2010, Dr. Pamela Munster mailed her saliva to 23andMe, a relatively new DNA testing company, and later opted in for a BRCA test. As an oncologist, she knew a mutation of this gene would put her at high risk...

PALO ALTO, Calif. — “Success!” read the subject line of the email. The text, in imperfect English, began: “Good News! The women is pregnant, the genome editing success!”

The sender was He Jiankui, an ambitious, young Chinese scientist. The recipient...

In the last few years, ASRM has aggressively courted RESOLVE, once a purely grassroots group of women helping women get support for infertility. RESOLVE’s grassroots nationwide membership was its crown jewel.

Eager to gain access to RESOLVE’s membership, Big Pharma,...

Like millions of women, Diana Diller was a devoted user of the pregnancy-tracking app Ovia, logging in every night to record new details on a screen asking about her bodily functions, sex drive, medications and mood. When she gave birth...

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