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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Cover of CRISPR Journal
By Marcy Darnovsky, Katie Hasson, and Timothy M. Krahn, The CRISPR Journal | 02.19.2021

In response to: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/crispr.2021.29121.gle

Levrier apparently misunderstands the nature of our project published in The CRISPR Journal in October 2020...

DNA Code
By Katie Hasson, Impact Ethics | 12.04.2020

The “CRISPR babies” announced in headlines around the world recently turned two years old, and we still know nothing about...

Map of the world showing countries that prohibit heritable human genome editing in red
By Françoise Baylis, Marcy Darnovsky, Katie Hasson, and Timothy M. Krahn, The CRISPR Journal | 10.20.2020


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

In the News

IVF with the cells in the embryo in the shape of a question mark
By Natasha Mitchell, ABC (feat. CGS' Katie Hasson) | 03.17.2023

Chinese scientist Dr Jiankui He flouted the law and bioethics basics to create the world's first CRISPR gene edited babies...

A wrench on top of the human genome to symbolize gene editing
By Grace Browne, Wired [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 03.17.2023

Last Week in London, a small group of protestors braved it out in the rain in front of the Francis...

Silhouettes of 4 people layered on the left, chunk of genetic code in between 2 DNA helices overlapping a graphic of Earth
By Josh Zumbrun, The Wall Street Journal [Cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 05.20.2022

Photo by National Human Research Institute on Flickr

Earlier this year, the police in Eugene, Ore., said they had identified...

Biopolitical Times

This week in London, some 400 people from around the world – including scientists, bioethicists, patients, journalists, civil society groups...

 Rehua, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

James Wilson, director of the Gene Therapy Program at Penn’s...

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...

Marcy presents in front of full of lecture hall full of students

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