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

By Alan Goodman, Marcy Darnovsky, et. al., New York Times | 04.02.2018

To the Editor:

In “‘Race’ in the Age of Modern Genetics” (Sunday Review, March 25), David Reich does...

By Marcy Darnovsky, Leah Lowthorp, and Katie Hasson, OpenGlobalRights | 02.15.2018

What do recent advances in molecular genetics have to do with human rights? Quite a lot, it turns out. And...

By Marcy Darnovsky, New Scientist | 01.24.2018

Remember the human cloning controversies of the early 2000s? One reason they faded was that scientists were unable to...

In the News

By Eric Rosenbaum, CNBC [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.16.2018

The business of personal genetic-testing kits is booming, with consumers able to learn about their ancestry and health risks at...

By John D. Loike and Alan Kadish, The Scientist [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.14.2018

On June 7, news reports emerged that Valery Zukin, director of Nadiya Clinic of Reproductive Medicine in Ukraine,...

By David Lazarus, The Los Angeles Times [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.12.2018

A DNA test found that I’m 72.3% of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, thanks to ancestors from Ukraine. I expected as much....

Biopolitical Times

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

Scholars researching California’s twentieth-century legacy of eugenic sterilization, led by University of Michigan professor and Center for Genetics and Society ...

The biggest surprise of the year was probably the birth, in Mexico, of a baby who was conceived following controversial...

Talks and Testimonies

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