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Should We Genetically Modify Our Children? [VIDEO][A talk by CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]May 22nd, 2016Marcy Darnovsky unpacks the controversies that have erupted in recent months about how we should - and should not - use gene editing tools, and explores the technical, social, and ethical stakes of these imminent decisions.
A Life of the Law Conversation on Eugenics[With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky and Osagie K. Obasogie]
March 29th, 2016Beginning in 1907, over 60,000 Americans were forcibly sterilized. These were people considered by scientists to be “unfit” — the mentally ill, the disabled, the morally suspect. How could this happen? How could the law deny tens of thousands of men and women the right to have children?
Altering human embryos giving rise to designer babies [Video][With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]March 14th, 2016Tall, olive skin, brown hair, and blue eyes, these aren't descriptions found in an online dating profile. They are choices to those who are sperm shopping. CCTV America's Shraysi Tandon reports on the recent advancements in reproduction and fertility technologies.
Three-parent DNA treatment for rare defect raises debate on PBS Newshour
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[With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]February 3rd, 2016Go ahead given to technology that would replace original mitochondria in either the mother’s egg or in the parents’ embryo with healthy mitochondria from a third person. A child born this way would then be carrying the DNA of three different people.
Debating UK approval of gene editing in human embryos
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[With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Larry MantleAirTalk, KPCCFebruary 1st, 2016The decision by Britain's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority marks the first time a country's national regulator has approved the technique.
Gene Manipulation In Human Embryos Provokes Ethical Questions: This controversial new research could have some serious, long-term societal implications. [Video][With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]
The Case for a "New Biopolitics" [VIDEO][With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]Marcy Darnovsky presents the case for a "New biopolitics" at the University of San Francisco's LASER Center speakers series (2014)
Should We Design Our Babies? [VIDEO] [With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]The Aspen InstituteJuly 2nd, 2014At the Aspen Ideas Festival, Marcy Darnovsky and Nita A. Farahany discuss the possibility and implications of "designer babies."
Information for delegates to the Global Summit on ChildhoodApril 2014A session at the Global Summit on Childhood in Vancouver called "Genetically Modified Babies?"
The Case for a New Biopoliticsby Marcy DarnovskyYouTubeDecember 11th, 2013A talk at UC Berkeley Extension for Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvouz (LASERs), a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience.
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