About CGS


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The Center for Genetics and Society is the leading US nonprofit committed to placing social justice and human rights at the center of public debates and policy decisions about powerful new human biotechnologies. We confront a range of cutting-edge social issues raised by human genetics and assisted reproduction. Of particular concern is heritable gene editing, which could exacerbate already dire levels of inequality and discrimination, and revive pernicious ideas about eugenics and genes as social destiny. 

CGS convenes and serves as a thought leader for a global network of civil society advocates and scholars. We speak and write widely; appear frequently in the media; and participate in policy discussions. We facilitate collaborations so that voices and perspectives grounded in reproductive, gender, racial, disability, LGBTQ, and environmental justice, and Indigenous sovereignty, can democratically guide the governance and uses of human biotechnologies toward equity and justice for future generations.


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