This is the first edition of the Techno-Eugenics Email List.
As far as we know, it's the only list focused on the politics
of the new human genetic and reproductive technologies.
We support biotechnology in the public interest. We oppose
policies and biotechnologies—including human germline
engineering and human cloning—that foster inequality,
discrimination, objectification, and the commodification
of human genes and tissues.
The pace of developments has picked up considerably in the
past several months. And glimmers of opposition are starting
to emerge. But most Americans—including most activists
academics—have no idea that a small group of influential
scientists have launched a campaign to promote germline
engineering, human cloning, and a techno-eugenic future.
We've begun working to change that situation: to alert the
public about the new technologies and the techno-eugenic vision;
to educate environmental, social justice, women's health, public
health, and other groups; and to create organized opposition.
TEEL will consist largely of announcements about relevant
events (especially in California), brief updates on important
developments, and pointers to useful information.
For at least the next several months, TEEL will be irregular
(a couple times a month), informal, and non-automated. We'd
welcome feedback, and suggestions about focus and format.
A web site will be coming soon.
Marcy Darnovsky will moderate. Send her submissions at the
email address below.
This first edition is being sent to people with whom we've
been in contact about human cloning, germline engineering,
genetic enhancement, and related issues.
Let us know if you don't want to receive TEEL—we won't
be hurt. On the other hand, feel free to pass TEEL on to
others who may be interested in becoming involved, and
encourage them to subscribe. No obligations!
Marcy Darnovsky Rich Hayes