CGS in the News

In a new study, four researchers reviewed policy documents from 106 countries to map out the policy landscape regarding human germline and heritable genome editing, finding that only 11 countries explicitly allow the use of genetically modified in vitro...

Scientists using the Crispr gene-editing technology in human embryos to try to repair a gene that causes hereditary blindness found it made unintended and unwanted changes, frequently eliminating an entire chromosome or large sections of it.

The study published Thursday in...

By Rachel Bluth, California Healthline [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 10.21.2020

SACRAMENTO — In an election year dominated by a chaotic presidential race and splashy statewide ballot initiative campaigns, Californians are...

A 1971 protest against eugenics
By Jude Casimir, Wear Your Voice [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 10.27.2020

Henrietta Lacks visited John Hopkins Hospital in 1951, complaining of vaginal bleeding. A mother of five children, Lacks was diagnosed by gynecologist...

Map of the world showing countries that prohibit heritable human genome editing in red
By Françoise Baylis, Marcy Darnovsky, Katie Hasson, and Timothy M. Krahn, The CRISPR Journal | 10.20.2020

Abstract

Discussions and debates about the governance of human germline and heritable genome editing should be informed by a clear...

Voting by mail
By Terry McSweeney, NBC Bay Area [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 10.04.2020

Proposition 14 on the November ballot asks voters to approve $5.5 billion to continue funding stem cell research in California....

Home DNA testing
By Caitlin Harrington, Wired [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 10.02.2020

WHEN THE GENEALOGY company Ancestry released the latest update to its “ethnicity estimates” last month, a lot of people suddenly became...

2020 elections
By Guardian Editorial, San Francisco Bay Guardian [cites CGS] | 10.01.2020

We were for Bernie. We think he would have won in 2016 and would win this year.

But it’s not...

An embryonic stem cell
By Sammy Caiola, CapRadio [cites Center for Genetics and Society] | 09.18.2020

A measure on the November ballot would allow California to issue $5.5 billion in bonds to fund stem cell research...

California flag
By Joyce E. Cutler and Tiffany Stecker, Bloomberg Government | 09.17.2020

California voters will be asked this November to spend big on stem cell research, an expensive proposition that could help...

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...