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February 7, 2008

Please welcome... Generations AheadGenetic CrossroadsFebruary 7th, 2008CGS is proud to announce that our program on Gender, Justice and Human Genetics is now transitioning into an independent organization, called Generations Ahead, with CGS Associate Director Sujatha Jesudason as founding Executive Director.
A new path for stem cell research, without Holy Grailsby Marcy DarnovskyGenetic CrossroadsFebruary 7th, 2008A series of new techniques has moved the stem cell debate onto new technical, political, and ethical landscape, where it may be possible to find a clear path through the current stalemate.
New Book Makes Dangerous Claim That Inequality Is Geneticby Jesse ReynoldsAlterNetFebruary 7th, 2008Bold books that offer grand theses to explain the course of human history are risky endeavors. Few such attempts rightfully linger in the collective conscious.
Geneticizing Disease: Implications for Racial Health Disparitiesby Jamie D. Brooks and Meredith L. King Genetic CrossroadsFebruary 7th, 2008This joint report [PDF] 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.
Making Waves, Practicing WisdomGenetic CrossroadsFebruary 7th, 2008CGS colleague Charles Halpern's engaging new memoir, Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom, makes a compelling case that the new human biotechnologies present us with "a cluster of issues that demands the highest level of attention and care - wisdom of a high order."
CGS News: 2007 Report on ActivitiesGenetic CrossroadsFebruary 7th, 2008In addition to working towards the creation of Generations Ahead, during 2007 CGS gave priority attention to our communications and base-building efforts.
The Latest from Biopolitical TimesGenetic CrossroadsFebruary 7th, 2008Here are some of the recent posts from CGS' blog, Biopolitical Times. We invite you to add Biopolitical Times to your Internet routines or RSS reader, and to weigh in with your own comments.
CGS in the NewsGenetic CrossroadsFebruary 7th, 2008Are male eggs and female sperm on the horizon?, Mature Human Embryos Created From Adult Skin Cells, Biotech Stemagen fused skin and egg to clone embryo, and more
Other News and ViewsGenetic CrossroadsFebruary 7th, 2008Change planned on cloning consent, Spain gives go ahead to research using therapeutic cloning, 1,000 Genomes Project: Expanding the Map of Human Genetics, and more


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