Biopolitical Times

The Center for Genetics and Society blog highlights the latest developments in the social, political, and ethical implications of human biotechnologies, with contributions from staff, fellows, consultants, and guest authors.


The cover of Harden’s book
Kathryn Paige Harden is well on her way to notoriety, or possibly fame, and perhaps riches. A long article about her in the current New Yorker and an interview in The Guardian both promote her book, The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality, which Princeton University Press will publish next week.
Biopolitical Times

Animals are … not exactly people in the sense that corporations are (as Senator Romney has explained) but related species, some of them close cousins. Evidence for such similarity, especially behavioral but also genetic, is piling up very quickly, and being reported as if that were a big surprise, even in reputable newspapers and magazines (1, 2, 3, 4, all in August 2021). Scientists, not being stupid, have taken to presenting their perfectly good...

As the last days of summer wane and we transition into fall, we thought you might enjoy some of our favorite recent CGS resources.
It’s August – which means there’s still summer time left to sample some of the many recent books and movies about human genetics and reproduction. The Center for Genetics and Society does not have a formal Review section, but does publish reviews of books, and occasionally movies, that are relevant to genetics and reproduction.