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.


President Putin
The Russian molecular biologist who wants to edit the genomes of human embryos is getting impatient with authorities who won't yet let him go ahead.
Biopolitical Times
This story is about much more than a single tweet. It's about abusing the hard-earned authority of the National Academies (and the Royal Society) to push a particular point of view.
Each passing year, more people die who would be eligible for reparations after involuntary sterilization in California.
There has been little-to-no discussion in the press or in scientific circles about whether deafness can be called a ‘serious’ condition.