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Biopolitical Times

What might have been the story of the year turned out to be a disappointment. On February 14th, the National...

The November 2017 issue of Nature Biotechnology included a special focus on “Humans 2.0.” The articles (currently available...

Are heroes born or are they raised? This is a classic example of the “nature versus nurture” debate. Anyone who...

Newsletter

Biopolitical Views & News: 2017 Highlights |  Musings of a Comics Fan | Gene Drive Hits Speed Bump

Revisiting GATTACA in the Era of Trump | Talking Biopolitics Explores "Patent Politics" 

CRISPR Embryo Research - Do Context and Intentions Matter? | Surrogacy in Bollywood and US Tabloids

Video

On November 16, 2017, Shobita Parthasarathy, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan spoke...

On August 23, 2017, Ben Hurlbut, Professor of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, spoke with Patricia Williams, James L....

This webinar discusses the role reproductive health, rights and justice advocates can play in preventing a high-tech eugenic future where some...

Talks and Testimonies

The Center for Genetics and Society receives numerous invitations to speak in person and via video link to high school,...

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Hosted by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Executive Director Marcy Darnovsky was a panelist for a debate and dialogue on...

Photo of Victoria during the workshop, with a board that reads "Race, Genetics, and Reproduction."

Communications Coordinator Victoria Massie facilitated a thought provoking workshop discussion at the Black Women for Wellness Conference, Power Manifesto.

CRISPR...

Reports

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This comprehensive progress report critically evaluates the first year of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the agency running...

President Obama State of the Union

The Center for Genetics and Society met on January 2 with members of the new administration's transition team to discuss...