CGS in the News

Mother holding young child
By Eoin O'Carroll, The Christian Science Monitor [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 05.06.2019

When you submit your DNA to a personal genomics company like Ancestry or 23andme, you’re not just uncovering secrets about...

5 men running on a track
By Nick Busca, Medium [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 04.25.2019

Scientists first developed gene therapy techniques in the 1990s, exploring ways to treat disease by modifying malfunctioning cells. In 1997,...

Human embryo under a microscope on blue background
By Emily Mullin, STAT [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 04.18.2019

Researchers at Columbia University in New York have created embryos containing genetic material from three people and are ready to...

A colorful image of a fertilized egg.
By Muri Assuncao, Daily News [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 04.11.2019

Oh baby!

A team of doctors from Greece and Spain announced the birth of a healthy baby boy who was...

Padlock attached to a DNA strand on a blue background.
By Karen Gullo, Electronic Frontier Foundation [cites CGS and Pete Shanks] | 03.29.2019

Analyzing and indefinitely keeping the DNA profiles of thousands of Californians arrested for felonies, but never charged with a crime,...

White pencil writing a double strand of DNA on a blue background
By Karen Weintraub, Scientific American [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 03.13.2019

A group of 18 prominent scientists—including some who helped develop CRISPR–Cas9, the current leading tool for gene editing—issued a call...

Depiction of CRISPR--purple strand of DNA being cut from them middle of two orange strands
By Rob Stein , National Public Radio [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 03.13.2019

A group of prominent scientists and bioethicists is calling for a global moratorium on any new attempts to bring gene-edited...

Microscopic picture of egg cells and embryos
By Rob Stein, National Public Radio [cites Marcy Darnovsky] | 02.01.2019

A scientist in New York is conducting experiments designed to modify DNA in human embryos as a step toward someday...