CGS in the News

He Jiankui
By Tina Hesman Saey, Science News [cites CGS's Katie Hasson] | 09.03.2020

In 2018, Jiankui He (pictured) announced that he had edited genes in embryos to create two baby girls.

Gene editing...

DNA sequencing lab
By Ian Sample, The Guardian [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 09.03.2020

Powerful genome editing procedures that could prevent parents from passing on heritable diseases to their children are far from ready...

Man signing documents
By George Thomas, The Government Center Gazette [cites CGS] | 09.01.2020

SACRAMENTO, CA — Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) announced today that his measure, Senate Bill 980 (SB 980)  passed the California...

Seal of California
By David Jensen, Capitol Weekly [cites CGS and Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.22.2020

A $5.5 billion stem cell bond measure qualified this afternoon for the November ballot, but the campaign to win voter...

Logo for Doha Debates
By Anon, Gulf Times [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 03.27.2020

The question of where the line should be drawn in human gene editing, and if it should be allowed to...

white baby crawling on a green background
By Dolli Player and Alicia Matsuura, The Daily Universe [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 02.18.2020

In the early 2000s, genome editing seemed like the answer to parents who carried latent genes that could result in...

latex gloves and a home DNA test swab and vial
By David Lazarus , Los Angeles Times [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 02.10.2020

These have been rough days for the DNA-testing business — an industry that sprang up seemingly overnight with promises of...

Silhouettes of prisoners behind a fence.
By Emily Mullin, Medium One Zero [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 01.08.2020

This week, the United States government will begin collecting DNA samples from thousands of people detained by immigration officials, including...