CGS in the News

By Sarah Russo, The Technoskeptic [Cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 08.01.2018

A common belief of technocentrism is that if we have the ability, why not use it? The rapid advancements in genetic testing requires ongoing public awareness. Direct-to-consumer companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com get access to users’ DNA, which is used...

Pipetting fluid into clear test tubes held in a blue container.
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...

Researcher extracts DNA from a test tube using a micropipette.
By Sarah Russo, The Technoskeptic [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 07.11.2018

Genetic Testing Kits: Fueling a Historical Discrimination Bias?
The diversity of snowflakes is a great analogy to that of the...

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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...

An artist's rendering of a futuristic-looking human figure made up of nitrogenous bases A, T, C, and G.
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...

Blue-tinted image of a human oocyte pierced by a needle.
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...