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

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The use of DNA for forensic purposes is long overdue for reassessment. The alleged identification of the so-called “Golden State Killer” (also known by several other nicknames) may just be sparking debates that have been needed for decades, about the law, privacy, databases, and the reliability of DNA evidence.

Details of the methods used to identify the suspect are still emerging; the police have been reluctant to discuss them. We now know that at least one subpoena was issued to...

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This open letter was produced by a group of 67 scientists and researchers. The full list of signatories can be found below.

In his newly published book Who We Are and How We Got Here, geneticist David Reich engages...

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Twenty years after its release, the film Gattaca remains an enduring touchstone for discussions of human genetic technologies. Starring Ethan...

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What do recent advances in molecular genetics have to do with human rights? Quite a lot, it turns out. And...

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On May 6, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) opened national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program. This...

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The use of DNA for forensic purposes is long overdue for reassessment. The alleged identification of the so-called “Golden State...

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Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of “gifting” recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world of personal genetic testing. Yet, the recent arrest of the Golden State Killer suspect has heightened concerns about privacy and...

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WASHINGTON — As a teenager, Keoni Gandall already was operating a cutting-edge research laboratory in his bedroom in Huntington Beach, Calif. While his friends were buying video games, he acquired more than a dozen pieces of equipment — a transilluminator,...

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When future historians look back on the 21st century, one of the most iconic photos may be of a smiling, dark-haired man in blue scrubs protectively holding a newborn — the world’s first commercially produced “three-parent” baby....

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The DOJ and FDA are seeking permanent injunctions in federal court against two of the most widespread and influential of the for-profit, unproven stem cell clinic firms in the U.S. This story is breaking so I’ll have more later this week. ...

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