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

Grayscale graphic of Eugenics tree
By Benedict Ipgrave, Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, Marcy Darnovsky, Subhadra Das, Charlene Galarneau, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Nora Ellen Groce, Tony Platt, Milton Reynolds, Marius Turda, Robert A Wilson, The Lancet | 05.21.2022

September, 1921 was unusually hot and New York was sweltering. For the many immigrants who crowded the city's tenements and...

Cover of CRISPR Journal
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...

Map of the world showing countries that prohibit heritable human genome editing in red
By Françoise Baylis, Marcy Darnovsky, Katie Hasson, and Timothy M. Krahn, The CRISPR Journal | 10.20.2020

Abstract

Discussions and debates about the governance of human germline and heritable genome editing should be informed by a clear...

In the News

Grayscale graphic of Eugenics tree
By Benedict Ipgrave, Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, Marcy Darnovsky, Subhadra Das, Charlene Galarneau, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Nora Ellen Groce, Tony Platt, Milton Reynolds, Marius Turda, Robert A Wilson, The Lancet | 05.21.2022

September, 1921 was unusually hot and New York was sweltering. For the many immigrants who crowded the city's tenements and...

a woman holds up a sign protesting sterilization of women
By Crystal Qian and Elizabeth Cheng, The Epic [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 05.03.2022

"Women welfare rights activists holding signs protesting
proposed forced sterilization bill outside Tennessee courthouse, 1971,”
Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF)...

tweezers are used to take a DNA strand apart
By Tim Brinkhof, Big Think [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 03.23.2022

George Church is one of the world’s most famous pioneers of genetics and biotechnology. He has made colossal contributions to...

Biopolitical Times

The Third International Summit on Human Genome Editing will be held in London on March 7–9, 2022. The three-day conference...

Almost a year after his election and in the midst of a global pandemic, President Biden has not yet nominated...

An organization of scientists is recommending that limitations on several experimental and controversial research procedures – including heritable genome editing...

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...