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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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 Amy Dockser Marcus, The Wall Street Journal [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 10.27.2023

The Japanese biologist Katsuhiko Hayashi said earlier this year that he believes it will be possible to create a human...

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By Willow Shah-Neville, Labiotech [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 08.22.2023

Lately, there seems to have been a lot of talk about the possibility of ‘lab-grown babies’. Proper research into this...

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By Tina Hesman Saey, Science News [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 07.24.2023

Some newly reported clumps of cells growing in lab dishes have been hailed as the closest things to human embryos...

Biopolitical Times

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

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