CGS in the News

By Lindsey J. Smith, San Francisco Magazine [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 03.23.2018

After spending her 20s as an aid worker in Africa and India, Helena moved to the Bay Area in 2012, when she was 31. She wanted to apply her public health background to the startup world, so she worked for one health-tech company and then another. She quickly adjusted to life in the city and formed a group of single female friends whose ambitions closely matched her own. To Helena, these young women epitomized the freedom and boundless potential of...

By Ginger Christ, The Plain Dealer [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 03.21.2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio - After two recent failures of cryotanks storing eggs and embryos, a number of agencies and organizations are investigating fertility clinics in Cleveland and San Francisco. But a lack of federal oversight of the industry leaves it unclear what exactly, if anything, will come out of those investigations.

Fertility clinics are regulated by three federal agencies: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These agencies...

By Alex Lash, Xconomy [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 03.13.2018

Gene editing has arrived. Of the various forms of the technology, CRISPR-Cas9 is the easiest to use, and it’s already...

By David Jensen, The Sacramento Bee [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 03.01.2018

Back in 2004, when California's stem cell agency was little more than an idea in the minds of researchers, its...

By Ginger Christ, The Plain Dealer [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 03.21.2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio - After two recent failures of cryotanks storing eggs and embryos, a number of agencies and organizations are...

By Alex Lash, Xconomy [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 03.13.2018

Gene editing has arrived. Of the various forms of the technology, CRISPR-Cas9 is the easiest to use, and it’s already...

By David Jensen, The Sacramento Bee [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 03.01.2018

Back in 2004, when California's stem cell agency was little more than an idea in the minds of researchers, its...

By Rebecca Gale, Refinery29 [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 02.16.2018
It was 2011 and Kathryn Taylor was ready to get pregnant — with a boy. “I wanted a boy first...
By David Jensen, California Stem Cell Report [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 02.14.2018

California is counting its first royalties from a 13-year-old effort to develop stem cell cures and has declared that it...

By Pete Shanks, Medium | 02.02.2018

Let’s Not Distort Debates about Human Cloning and Heritable Gene Editing

Cloning is back in the headlines. Researchers managed to...

By Paul Knoepfler, The Niche [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 10.03.2017

The debate over whether the main conclusions of the Nature paper on human embryo CRISPR led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov’s lab...

By Jim Kozubek, Los Angeles Review of Books [cites CGS] | 09.07.2017

TWO TRENDS are on the rise, and one is about to make the other worse.

The first is epitomized in...