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About the Center for Genetics and Society

The Center for Genetics and Society is a nonprofit information and public affairs organization working to encourage responsible uses and effective societal governance of human genetic, reproductive, and biomedical technologies. CGS is a 501(c)3 project of the TidesCenter and is funded by philanthropic foundations and individual contributions.

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Center for Genetics and Society comments on First Application to Pursue Genome Editing Research in Human Embryos[Press statement]September 18th, 2015"If scientists and the regulatory agency in the UK are serious about responsible use of powerful new gene altering technologies, they won't be rushing ahead in ways that could open the door to genetically modified humans."
Center for Genetics and Society comments on White House and National Academies approaches to altering the human germline[Press statement]May 27th, 2015“The endorsement of a pause by the White House is an important first step."
NIH Statement on Gene Editing Highlights Need for Stronger US Stance on Genetically Modified Humans, Says Public Interest Group[Press statement]April 29th, 2015CGS welcomes NIH Director Francis Collins' unambiguous statement that "altering the human germline in embryos for clinical purposes ...has been viewed almost universally as a line that should not be crossed."
Public interest group calls for strengthening global policies against human germline modification[Press statement]April 22nd, 2015“No researcher has the moral warrant to flout the globally widespread policy agreement against altering the human germline.”
United Kingdom Becomes Only Country to Allow Human Germline Modification[Press statement]February 24th, 2015The Center for Genetics and Society (CGS) joins many others who believe that this is a historic mistake.
Comment on House of Commons Vote Approving the Germline Engineering Technique “3-Person IVF”[Press statement]February 3rd, 2015MPs approved the technique despite more than 40 countries and several international human rights treaties that prohibit inheritable genetic modification.
Center for Genetics and Society Releases Open Letter to UK Members of Parliament as Vote on “Mitochondrial Donation” Approaches[Press statement]January 29th, 2015Five things MPs should know about “mitochondrial donation” before casting a vote.
Center for Genetics and Society Report on Global Surrogacy Practices[Press statement]January 16th, 2015Announcing the publication of Global Surrogacy Practices, a report from the landmark Forum on Intercountry Adoption and Surrogacy held in The Hague, Netherlands in August 2014.
Egg freezing poses health risks to women[Press statement]October 15th, 2014Facebook and Apple’s egg freezing “benefit” is ill-advised for multiple reasons
UK Move Toward “3-Person IVF” is Risky and Premature, Says Public Interest Group[Press statement]July 22nd, 2014The UK Department of Health has announced it will press ahead with efforts to gain Parliamentary approval for three-person IVF.
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