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

CRISPR
By Katie Hasson and Marcy Darnovsky, The Hill | 09.13.2020

In November 2018, at a gene-editing “summit” hosted by scientific societies from the U.S., the U.K., and Hong...

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By Donna Dickenson, Katie Hasson & Marcy Darnovsky, Project Syndicate | 03.17.2020

The announcement by the Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui in November 2018 that he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies...

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By Roberto Andorno, Françoise Baylis, Marcy Darnovsky, Donna Dickenson, Hille Haker, Katie Hasson, Leah Lowthorp, et al., Trends in Biotechnology | 01.31.2020

Heritable Human Genome Editing: Nearing a Critical Juncture

The impending decision about whether to develop and use heritable human genome...

In the News

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By Françoise Baylis, Marcy Darnovsky, Katie Hasson, and Timothy M. Krahn, The CRISPR Journal | 10.20.2020

Abstract

Discussions and debates about the governance of human germline and heritable genome editing should be informed by a clear...

Home DNA testing
By Caitlin Harrington, Wired [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 10.02.2020

WHEN THE GENEALOGY company Ancestry released the latest update to its “ethnicity estimates” last month, a lot of people suddenly became...

CRISPR
By Katie Hasson and Marcy Darnovsky, The Hill | 09.13.2020

In November 2018, at a gene-editing “summit” hosted by scientific societies from the U.S., the U.K., and Hong...

Biopolitical Times

Public and policy conversations about heritable human genome editing often leave the impression that rules governing it are few and...

Last week, private equity mega-firm the Blackstone Group announced a deal to acquire Ancestry, the genealogy and direct-to-consumer DNA testing...

A wave of corporate solidarity statements followed in the wake of resurgent Black Lives Matter protests responding to the recent...

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,...