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Press Statements

Press Statement

January 31, 2020

Authors of the “Geneva Statement on Heritable Human Genome Editing: The Need for Course Correction” point to the need to clarify misrepresentations, center societal consequences and concerns, and foster meaningful public empowerment and deliberation...

Press Statement

Berkeley, California – China has announced the sentencing of He Jiankui, the scientist whose attempts at heritable genome editing led to the births of three babies. The Center for Genetics and Society welcomes this strong stand by the Chinese government,...

Press Statement

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that overturns existing state law and allows researchers to pay women for their eggs. Along with 17 other state and national organizations committed to reproductive justice, women’s health, LGBTQ rights, disability rights, and...

CGS in the News

The question of where the line should be drawn in human gene editing, and if it should be allowed to create ‘superhumans’, has been tackled by Doha Debates in the final debate of the Qatar Foundation production’s first season under...

It wasn’t until the discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 in 2013 that the conversation among scientists changed from “is genome editing impossible” to “should it be possible?”
Pretty much everyone who wanted to give home DNA testing a try has done so, and companies are having a hard time winning over new customers.


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Pandemics are often thought to be unforeseeable acts of God that emerge suddenly to wreak havoc on unsuspecting populations. But that’s not how public health practitioners think about them. More often than not, pandemics...

Whether to employ heritable genome editing is not a decision we can take lightly. It certainly cannot be treated as a choice we have already made.

Heritable Human Genome Editing: Nearing a Critical Juncture

The impending decision about whether to develop and use heritable human genome modification carries high stakes for our shared future. Deciding to proceed with altering the genes of future children and generations...

Fact Sheets