Katie Hasson

Katie Hasson, PhD, writes, speaks, researches, and teaches about the social and political aspects of human genetic and reproductive technologies. Katie earned her PhD in Sociology with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality from the University of California, Berkeley, and was previously Assistant Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California.

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Publications

Gloved hands moving small test tubes from one test tube rack to another
By Katie Hasson and Marcy Darnovsky, The Guardian | 11.27.2018

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

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By Katie Hasson, GeneWatch | 08.06.2018

A wave of controversy about reproductive gene editing gathered force in response to reports in 2015 of the first CRISPR...

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By Marcy Darnovsky, Leah Lowthorp, and Katie Hasson, OpenGlobalRights | 02.15.2018

What do recent advances in molecular genetics have to do with human rights? Quite a lot, it turns out. And...

In the News

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By Marcia Frellick, Medscape [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 12.18.2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) is creating a global panel to study human gene editing and the scientific, legal, social,...

Pipet in test tubes
By Emanuela Campanella, Global News [Cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 11.01.2018

The Canadian Border Services Agency is collecting the DNA of immigrants and using ancestry websites to find long-lost family members...

An individual's hand is held to a scanning machine for fingerprinting.
By Sarah Russo, The Technoskeptic [Cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 08.01.2018

A common belief of technocentrism is that if we have the ability, why not use it? The rapid advancements in...

Biopolitical Times

Has a commentary in Nature shifted the landscape of the debate about editing the genomes of future children? Or will...

In the months since He Jiankui first announced the birth of gene-edited twins, there’s been a steady stream of revelations...

Talks and Testimonies

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This podcast discussion peeks into the world projected by J.D. Lasica in his new genetics thriller novel, Biohack. Bioethics...

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Jesse Mulligan, from RNZ radio in New Zealand talks to CGS' own Katie Hasson regarding how many New Zealanders have sent off...

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The Center for Genetics and Society receives numerous invitations to speak in person and via video link to high school,...