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Researchers at Columbia University in New York have created embryos containing genetic material from three people and are ready to use them to start pregnancies. But they’re at a legal impasse.

At a public forum at Harvard Law School on...

Like millions of women, Diana Diller was a devoted user of the pregnancy-tracking app Ovia, logging in every night to record new details on a screen asking about her bodily functions, sex drive, medications and mood. When she gave birth...

When the journal Science chose the radical gene-editing technology CRISPR as its 2015 breakthrough of the year, the editorial team...

We Are Egg Donors has been a long-time partner with Dr. Diane Tober, a medical anthropologist at UCSF who is...

doctor's hand holding stethoscope
By Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic | 05.07.2019

In 2014, 23andMe tests revealed a decades-old secret in Indianapolis: A local fertility doctor named Donald Cline had secretly used...

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...

Gavel sitting next to two books
By Nicholas Iovino, Courthouse News Service | 05.01.2019

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Despite prior court rulings that police can collect DNA samples from people arrested but not convicted...

Large sign titled "eugenics board" that acknowledges forced sterilizations
By Dorothy Roberts, The Inquirer | 05.01.2019

At the turn of the 20th century, U.S. scientists proposed the control of reproduction to advance society based on the...

Human embryo on blue background
By Alison Motluk, HeyReprotech [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 04.30.2019

Mitochondria provide the power for our cells, and when they malfunction, it can be serious. So scientists have developed experimental...

White pencil writing a double strand of DNA on a blue background
By Sarah Glazer, CQ Researcher [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky and Katie Hasson] | 04.26.2019

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Marcy Darnovsky, Ph.D. , Katie Hasson, Ph.D. 
Executive Director, Center for Genetics and Society; and Program Director on...

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,...

Gloved hands over test tubes
By Editor, American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy | 04.24.2019

In a letter sent to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today, a broad collective of...