Talks and Testimonies

Invited by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), CGS Executive Director Marcy Darnovsky spoke at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, which centered on the theme of "Advancing Science: Discovery to Application." 

Her talk, "Gene Editing for Reproduction: Moral Questions of an Altogether Different Kind,” was among the Scientific Session for "Gene Editing and Human Identity: Promising Advances and Ethical Challenges."


Below is the abstract for her presentation.

Human gene editing holds great...

The Center for Genetics and Society receives numerous invitations to speak in person and via video link to high school, college, and university classes about gene editing and other related topics. Through these engagements, CGS shares a biopolitical framework that is grounded in social justice and the common good. Though we are not able to accept all requests, CGS welcomes these opportunities.

Below is a list of recent classroom presentations.

CGS Staff Presenter University Class Title Department Date Instructor
Marcy Darnovsky, Executive...

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

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

CRISPR...

A puzzle of DNA is spotlighted, with a few puzzle pieces still missing.

Marcy Darnovsky was a workshop speaker at the 27th annual National Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California.

Dramatic advances in...

Black Women for Wellness' promotional poster for Black Futurism event, featuring a portrait headshot of a black woman staring directly. She is filtered using a red ting, and the words "brave," "bold," and "fearless" are overlaid.

LA-based Black Women for Wellness, hosted "Black Women for Wellness Futrism Conference," which merged reproductive justice issues and futurism as...

Bird's eye view of a red graduation cap, with a 2016 tassel attached.

Marcy Darnovsky delivered the convocation address at Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation in Society.

In her...

Shaping SF Panel presenters Tito Jankowski, Elliot Hosman, and Pete Shank look thoughyfully engaged in discussion. Above them is a quote from Jennifer Doudna stating, "Once the discovery is made, it's out there. Anybody with basic molecular biology training can use it for genome editing. That's a bit scary."

Synthetic Biology Shaping San Francisco hosted a forum titled, "Synthetic Biology: DIY Tinkering Meets Big Capital." 

Full video and transcript can be...