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

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By Marcy Darnovsky, Katie Hasson, and Timothy M. Krahn, The CRISPR Journal | 02.19.2021

In response to: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/crispr.2021.29121.gle

Levrier apparently misunderstands the nature of our project published in The CRISPR Journal in October 2020...

CRISPR
By Katie Hasson and Marcy Darnovsky, The Hill | 09.13.2020

In November 2018, at a gene-editing “summit” hosted by scientific societies from the U.S., the U.K., and Hong...

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...

In the News

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By Marcy Darnovsky, Katie Hasson, and Timothy M. Krahn, The CRISPR Journal | 02.19.2021

In response to: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/crispr.2021.29121.gle

Levrier apparently misunderstands the nature of our project published in The CRISPR Journal in October 2020...

New York classroom
By Rachel Rippetoe, The Imprint [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 12.03.2020

In New York City, a middle-schooler pulled over by police could end up in a largely secretive DNA database simply...

Halt sign
By Farah Qaiser, Forbes [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 10.31.2020

In a new study, four researchers reviewed policy documents from 106 countries to map out the policy landscape regarding...

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...