CGS in the News

By Pete Shanks, Medium | 02.02.2018

Let’s Not Distort Debates about Human Cloning and Heritable Gene Editing

Cloning is back in the headlines. Researchers managed to create two macaque monkeys by cloning, and immediately there was talk about using the Dolly-the-sheep technique to create human clones. Which leads straightaway to the claim that public concerns about human reproductive cloning “echo many of the earlier objections to IVF.”

That is historically inaccurate. It’s also a notion that promotes, either deliberately or inadvertently, an extreme technological agenda...

By Jim Kozubek, Los Angeles Review of Books [cites CGS] | 09.07.2017

TWO TRENDS are on the rise, and one is about to make the other worse.

The first is epitomized in a July 2017 report in The Economist on the United States’s urban-rural divide, which noted that “deaths of despair” — suicide, heart disease, and drug overdoses — are increasing in the southeastern corner of West Virginia. Life expectancy for men is now 16.5 years lower than in neighboring Arlington. Christian H. Cooper’s moving essay in Nautilus entitled “Why Poverty Is...

By Karla Lant, Futurism [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 08.21.2017

As the scientific community takes in the work of the team who edited the DNA of the human embryos this

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By Tom Ashbrook, NPR On Point [features Marcy Darnovsky] | 08.08.2017

After the blockbuster announcement a U.S. team successfully edited human embryos come the tough medical and ethical questions. We’ll talk...

By Rob Stein, NPR [cites Marcy Darnovsky] | 02.14.2017

Scientists could be allowed to make modifications in human DNA that can be passed down through subsequent generations, the National...

By Edward Hockings and Lewis Coyne, Ethics and Genetics [cites CGS] | 01.20.2017

KEY POINTS

  • UK biosciences policy has become increasingly motivated by economic considerations in recent years, at the expense, we believe,...
By Charles Piller, STAT [cites CGS's Marcy Darnovsky] | 01.19.2017

It’s been more than a decade since California launched an unprecedented experiment in medical research by direct democracy, when voters...

By Ekaterina Pesheva, Harvard Medical School [cites Marcy Darnovsky] | 01.11.2017

In vitro fertilization has transformed reproductive medicine and sparked a number of therapeutic and diagnostic breakthroughs.

Now a new, still...