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

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Despite the appearance of agreement, scientists are not of the same mind about the ethics and governance of human germline editing. A careful review of public comments and published commentaries in top-tier science journals reveals marked differences in perspective. These...

Aggregated News

Leaders in the scientific community are urgently seeking to set international standards for producing genetically modified humans. They are reacting to November’s announcement by Chinese scientist He Jiankui, who claims that twin girls have been born carrying gene-editing changes He...

Op-Ed

The fierce global controversy over whether to alter the genes of future children and generations just got fiercer. On the...

Biopolitical Times

The biggest biopolitical news of the year was also the most significant, as is not always the case. Despite the...

Biopolitical Times

After the heritable human gene editing headlines of late 2018, and considering that the stakes include the future of human...

Last year’s heritable human gene editing scandal continues to reverberate. He Jiankui remains under investigation in China, where authorities have...

Family Tree DNA is now working with the FBI to “help law enforcement agencies solve violent crimes faster than...

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By Antonio Regalado, MIT Technology Review | 02.11.2019

As many people purchased consumer DNA tests in 2018 as in all previous years combined, MIT Technology Review has found.

Surging public interest in ancestry and health—propelled by heavy TV and online marketing—was behind a record year for sales of...

By Allison Lewis, Daily News | 02.08.2019

If you think clandestine DNA dragnets and secret databases are things of science fiction, I have some upsetting news.

From the same law enforcement playbook that brought you stop-and-frisk comes the latest form of racial profiling and policing: the knock-and-spit....

By Michael J. Joyner and Nigel Paneth, Stat | 02.07.2019

Twenty years ago, Dr. Francis Collins, who was then director of the National Center for Human Genome Research, made rosy predictions in his Shattuck Lecture about the health benefits sure to flow from the Human Genome Project. His paper on...

By David King, The Guardian | 02.07.2019

Genomics England’s plans to move into paid-for genome sequencing of healthy people has done more than raise eyebrows in the scientific world. Last week a parade of the genomics great and good – who had clearly not been informed of...

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