Talks and Testimonies

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CRISPR, the powerful gene editing technique that enables the precise modification of genes, is revolutionizing medicine and biotechnology. It can be used to alter embryonic DNA, delay the aging process, treat cancer, and other diseases. 

But the high costs and ethical implications have sparked intense debate. When should gene-editing be used?  Who will control it? And how can we make sure its benefits are available to all? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Matt Martin, and you....

Sponsored by the Health and societies of the Lang Center, Sociology and Anthropology, Black Studies.

Marcy Darnovsky and Dorothy Roberts discuss urgent social justice issues at the intersection of race, genetics, and human biotechnology, and explore their implications for the new US political landscape.

How can engaged scholarship and informed advocacy help avert the kinds of scientific, medical, and biotechnological innovations that unjustly divide us, and encourage those that affirm our common humanity?

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

CRISPR...

Marcy was a speaker for a summer seminar for high school educators, “Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics...

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In an attempt to reimagine the aspirations of biotechnology, and to develop important questions, the Emory University Center for Ethics...

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The Center for Genetics and Society was invited to speak about human germline modification at the first public workshop of the...

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As part of the Science, Technology, Medicine & Society Speaker Series, Marcy Darnovsky presented at the University of Michigan in Ann...

Event logo to the Stanford discussion on Human Germline Modification: Medicine, Science, Ethics, and Law

On May 14th, 2015, Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences and Stanford's Phi Beta Kappa Chapter co-hosted a panel event...