Marcy Darnovsky

Marcy Darnovsky, PhD, speaks and writes widely on the politics of human biotechnology, focusing on their social justice and public interest implications. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Law and Policy Review, Democracy, New Scientist and many others. She has appeared on dozens of television, radio, and online news shows and has been interviewed and cited in hundreds of news and magazine articles. She has worked as an organizer and advocate in a range of environmental and progressive political movements, and taught courses at Sonoma State University and at California State University East Bay. Her Ph.D. is from the History of Consciousness program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Publications

Jennifer Doudna
By Marcy Darnovsky, Issues in Science and Technology | 07.31.2020

In this interview as in past public comments, Jennifer Doudna opens the door to using the CRISPR platform she helped...

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By Donna Dickenson, Katie Hasson & Marcy Darnovsky, Project Syndicate | 03.17.2020

The announcement by the Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui in November 2018 that he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies...

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By Roberto Andorno, Françoise Baylis, Marcy Darnovsky, Donna Dickenson, Hille Haker, Katie Hasson, Leah Lowthorp, et al., Trends in Biotechnology | 01.31.2020

Heritable Human Genome Editing: Nearing a Critical Juncture

The impending decision about whether to develop and use heritable human genome...

In the News

DNA sequencing lab
By Ian Sample, The Guardian [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 09.03.2020

Powerful genome editing procedures that could prevent parents from passing on heritable diseases to their children are far from ready...

Jennifer Doudna
By Marcy Darnovsky, Issues in Science and Technology | 07.31.2020

In this interview as in past public comments, Jennifer Doudna opens the door to using the CRISPR platform she helped...

Seal of California
By David Jensen, Capitol Weekly [cites CGS and Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.22.2020

A $5.5 billion stem cell bond measure qualified this afternoon for the November ballot, but the campaign to win voter...

Biopolitical Times

Writing in the pages of The New York Times, Harvard Business School professor Debora Spar argues that a coming technological...

Our focus these days—like yours, I imagine—is largely on the spread of COVID-19 and its dire consequences. But our work...

Abby Lippman, friend and colleague to the Center for Genetics and Society and myriad other social justice organizations, died on...

Talks and Testimonies

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When you send your saliva to 23andme, you can get all kinds of genetic information — but now that it's...

DNA Strain

Are designer babies going to become a reality in the near future?

On this episode Cormac speaks to former NASA...

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Egg freezing has long offered hope for women who wish to delay having children. These days, some employers cover the...