CGS in the News

By Ian Sample, The Guardian [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 07.17.2018

The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances...

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By Kurt Pitzer, People [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.21.2018

A Ukrainian doctor is creating genetically modified “three-parent” babies in an effort to give infertile women a chance to bear...

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By Eric Rosenbaum, CNBC [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.16.2018

The business of personal genetic-testing kits is booming, with consumers able to learn about their ancestry and health risks at...

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By John D. Loike and Alan Kadish, The Scientist [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.14.2018

On June 7, news reports emerged that Valery Zukin, director of Nadiya Clinic of Reproductive Medicine in Ukraine,...

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By David Lazarus, The Los Angeles Times [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.12.2018

A DNA test found that I’m 72.3% of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, thanks to ancestors from Ukraine. I expected as much....

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By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy DC Bureau [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.01.2018

For DNA testing companies, the genetic code that customers pay to have analyzed is a gift that keeps on giving....

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By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy DC Bureau [Cites CGS' Leah Lowthorp] | 05.31.2018

Curious about their roots, consumers are spending tens of millions of dollars each year getting their DNA tested and then...

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By Erica Evans, Deseret News [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 05.30.2018

Lynn Schwiebert was 67-years-old when she decided to figure out who she really was.

She had spent years tracing her...

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By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy DC Bureau [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 05.29.2018

It markets its DNA kits with promises that tug at the heartstrings: Discover ancestors. Strengthen family ties. Understand your life....