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Playing the Gene Card? A Report on Race and Human Biotechnologyby Osagie ObasogieAn ever-increasing number of DNA-based products are being promoted and sold. While many have important benefits, "Playing the Gene Card?" focuses on three that pose particular risks for African American and other minority communities.
Next Steps for Stem Cell Research and Related Policies [PDF]Considerations for the New AdministrationJanuary 7th, 2009The Center for Genetics and Society met on January 2 with members of the new administration's transition team to discuss its future stem cell policies.
Geneticizing Disease [PDF]Implications for Racial Health Disparities by Jamie D. Brooks and Meredith L. KingJanuary 15th, 2008This joint report by the Center for American Progress and the Center for Genetics and Society examines the mainstream media's focus on genetic links to disease and health disparities and recent attempts to racialize those genetic links. Detailed in the report are the implications of this trend and a refocusing of the discussion on racial health disparities on the social determinants that impact disparities in the United States.
Assisted Reproductive Technologies [PDF]Overview and Perspective Using a Reproductive Justice Frameworkby Emily GalpernDecember 10th, 2007This document, produced by the Gender and Justice Program, provides basic background information on assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and offers a perspective on ART using a reproductive justice framework.
A Decade After Dolly [PDF]June 29th, 2006Ten years ago this summer, the world’s first cloned mammal was born. The lamb named 6LL3—soon to become famous as “Dolly”—was created from the DNA of an adult sheep by a team of veterinary researchers, led by Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell, at the Roslin Institute in Scotland.
The Basics: Stem Cells and Public Policy [PDF][offsite]June 16th, 2006This report, published by The Century Foundation, provides a concise, comprehensive overview of the implications of stem cell research for the development for public policy. It was authored by CGS's Richard Hayes in collaboration with Pete Shanks and Marcy Darnovsky.
The California Stem Cell Program at One Year: A Progress Report [PDF]January 18th, 2006This comprehensive progress report critically evaluates the first year of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the agency running California's new multi-billion dollar stem cell research program. It assesses the CIRM's performance, assigns grades in key areas, and offers specific policy recommendations.
Gender and Justice in the Gene Age [PDF]A Report from A Feminist Meeting on New Reproductive and Genetic TechnologiesMay 1st, 2005This report summarizes the feminist and social justice perspectives on the human biotechnologies that were discussed at a landmark meeting of feminist activists and scholars held in May 2004.
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