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.


He Jiankui wearing blue shirt
On December 30, China’s official state news agency Xinhua reported that three scientists had been found guilty of “the crime of illegal medical practice,” in causing three “gene-edited babies” to be born. The announcement was news all around the world.
Biopolitical Times
2019 was a year of challenging conversations, disturbing developments, and glimmers of hope for bioethicists, advocates, scientists, and concerned citizens who monitor misuses of human biotechnologies and the markets that surround them.
Following a Biopolitical Times tradition, we present some of our favorite blog posts of the past year.
If you’re hoping that your child will be a basketball star, well, good luck using polygenic scores and genetic screening to foretell that.