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From the New York Times front page

On January 1st, The New York Times website prominently featured a substantial piece...

From a screenshot by Eben Kirksey, tweeted on January 5, 2022

He Jiankui, the Chinese researcher who genetically modified human...

Cover of "The Genetic Lottery" by Kathryn Page Harden

Kathryn Paige Harden, Professor of Psychology who leads the Developmental Behavior Genetics lab at the University of Texas at Austin...

a pregnant woman in exam room talks to man in white coat w/ clipboard

Photo by CDC on Unsplash

After a year of fertility treatments, Yael Geller was thrilled when she found out she...

Policies

Screenshot of Trachman's talk

What happens when a couple freezes embryos to conceive a baby later, but they get divorced? What if egg and...

GMO produce at a grocery market

The goal was to get rid of the patchwork of different labels for foods and ingredients that have been scientifically...

CIRM logo in blue and gray text

One year ago this month, a $5.5 billion wave washed over California’s ambitious stem cell agency and left it refreshed...

Society

"Stop forced sterilization" poster

On New Year’s Eve California Governor Gavin Newsom announced another important action in the state’s ongoing effort to redress historical...

Uyghurs in an internment camp

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A highly regarded scientific journal has retracted a paper based on...

Science article on eugenics 1921

One hundred years ago, the Second International Congress of Eugenics was held from September 22-28, 1921, at the American Museum...

Perspectives

The Center for Genetics and Society mourns the loss of colleague Marsha Saxton, who died December 1, 2021. Marsha was...

six vials of blood in a yellow stand

The New York Times published an important investigative piece this week, exploring concerns about expanded prenatal genetic screening. Specifically, the...

Images of  cells, including sickle cell

OpenStax College, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

No doctor ever counseled Lametra Scott and her husband, Rickey Buggs...

Graphic of two hands bound with handcuffs with a DNA helix chain

On any given day, CeCe Moore’s inbox is flooded with strangers asking her to solve the mysteries of life and...