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

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A report released today by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences and Medicine and the U.K. Royal Society lays out a road map to clinical uses of heritable genome editing – that is, altering the genes and traits of future...

Biopolitical Times
Writing in the pages of The New York Times, Harvard Business School professor Debora Spar argues that a coming technological breakthrough – in vitro gametogenesis, or gametes manufactured from ordinary body cells – will herald a “revolution” that will “dismantle completely the reproductive structure of heterosexuality.”

Op-Ed

In this interview as in past public comments, Jennifer Doudna opens the door to using the CRISPR platform she helped...

Biopolitical Times
We are in a moment of extreme challenge for each of us and for our country's future – yet again....

Biopolitical Times

In a wide-ranging conversation on September 22, a stellar panel grappled with an ambitious agenda announced by the event’s title:...

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), established by a 2004 ballot initiative that allotted it $3 billion, has finally...

On September 3rd, Heritable Human Genome Editing was published. This Report was the work of a multinational Commission organized...

News

Like MySpace, the Martha Stewart prosecution and American democratic norms, spending gobs of state money on stem cell research might sound like an artifact of the Aughts. And yet 16 years after voters agreed to borrow $3 billion to explore...

I'm married with five children from a blended family with my current husband, and I've been a gestational surrogate three times. My journey to surrogacy was a very long one, and really began back in 1998.

That year, I was...

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BEIJING – Cherry Lin wistfully strokes a one-piece baby outfit, fretting it may be too small for a son she is yet to meet — one of hundreds of Chinese mothers estranged from babies born...

The ethical debate about what is now called “human gene editing” (HGE) began sixty years ago. At the time, eugenicist scientists wanted to use new knowledge about the structure of DNA to modify humans—to perfect the human species by making...

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