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Genetic Crossroads
December 15th, 2005

In the past few weeks CGS was cited or published in key national media outlets on the growing controversies over egg extraction and stem cells:

December 10: Jesse Reynolds was quoted in a New York Times article by Andrew Pollack on Proposition 71.

November 29: "Eggs versus Ethics" by Marcy Darnovsky and Emily Galpern was published on TheNation.com and picked up by CBS.com.

November 25: Sacramento Bee editorial, "Oocytes for Sale?" applauded CGS's efforts calling for tough standards protecting egg providers.

November 20: Rick Weiss of the Washington Post quoted Marcy Darnovsky on the need to protect egg providers.

November 14: Marcy Darnovsky was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on the South Korean egg scandal.

During November and December CGS staff continued an active round of meetings and convenings:

December 1: Emily Galpern presented at the University of California San Francisco's Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy on "Genetics and Justice: The Science, Politics, and Policy of the new Genetic and Reproductive Technologies."

November 21: Sujatha Jesudason and Sunita Puri hosted a convening of Bay Area-based South Asian domestic violence prevention organizations around the issue of sex selection that involved conversations about how to build the Campaign to End Sex Selection.

November 19: Patricia Berne presented on "Reproductive and Emerging Genetic Technologies and its Impacts on People with Disabilities" at the City College of San Francisco.

November 14: In collaboration with the Committee on Women, Population and the Environment, Patricia Berne convened a Queer Forum on Eugenics, Emerging Genetic Technologies and Queer/Transgendered Bodies to educate and begin mobilizing LGBTQ rights organizations

November 10-13: Sujatha Jesudason presented at a panel on Assisted Reproduction and Genetic Technologies at the Reproductive Justice for All: US Policy Conference hosted by Planned Parenthood of America and Smith College.


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