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

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If you’re hoping that your child will be a basketball star, well, good luck using polygenic scores and genetic screening to foretell that. And if you try to choose your embryo in hopes of a genius IQ, you will probably be disappointed, and perhaps extremely upset.

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Dozens of nations have considered this prospect and decided that manipulating the human germline should be legally off limits. The U.S. and China have not.
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Here, in roughly chronological order, are key events related to the November 2018 "CRISPR babies" announcement.

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The need for regulation in germline editing is urgent because the consequences may fundamentally change the human genome and be passed down through generations.

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The venerable “news” show 60 Minutes (13 at a time) chased down and re-broke a very old story on Sunday,...

The first Republican to file for Oklahoma’s presidential primary was Zoltan Istvan, the transhumanist. His campaign slogan is “Upgrading...

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
—Yogi Berra, or perhaps Mark Twain, Niels Bohr or some anonymous...

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A group of biology teachers from across the country is testing the idea that the science classroom may be the best place to provide a buffer against the unfounded genetic rationales for human difference that often become the basis for...
Scientists and ethicists say the company’s experiment is not only dubious but it also raises concerns about how anti-aging treatments should be tested in people.
Dozens of nations have considered this prospect and decided that manipulating the human germline should be legally off limits. The U.S. and China have not.

He Jiankui’s manuscript shows how he ignored ethical and scientific norms in creating the gene-edited twins Lulu and Nana.

Earlier this year a source sent us a copy of an unpublished manuscript describing the creation of the first gene-edited babies,...

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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