CGS in the News

World wrapped with GACT pattern
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...

Global with DNA letter around it
By Katie Hasson and Marcy Darnovsky, Trends in Biotechnology | 01.31.2020

The impending decision about whether to develop and use heritable human genome modification carries high stakes for our shared future....

photo of a world cloud
By Katie Hasson and Marcy Darnovsky, Development Journal | 01.14.2020

As genetic technologies merge with forensics, medicine, and human reproduction, renewed eugenic temptations are arising. The prospect of heritable genetic...

Red and blue DNA
By Samara Rosenfeld, Inside Digital Health [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 07.19.2019

It’s no secret that gene editing has sparked ethical concerns. In March, scientists and ethicists from seven countries issued ...

Gloved hand reaching for a test tube
By Staff Writer, CBS Los Angeles [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 07.09.2019

An unidentified New York couple is suing a Los Angeles fertility clinic after they claim the woman gave birth to...

Blue stylized images of DNA
By Isabelle Altman, The Dispatch [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 07.06.2019

A strand of DNA analyzed in a rape kit from 1990 was the key piece of evidence in Starkville Police...

Ban On Genetically Modified Babies
By Rob Stein, National Public Radio [cites CGS Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.04.2019

A congressional committee voted Tuesday to continue a federal ban on creating genetically modified babies in the United States.

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Latest gloves and mouth swab
By Lidia Davis, Reviews.com [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 05.20.2019

As morbid as it sounds, life insurance companies want to know how long you’ll be around, and figuring that out...