In 2015, CGS staffers and guest contributors posted 80 blogs at Biopolitical Times. Some were syndicated on our guest blog at Psychology Today, Genetic Crossroads.
Fourteen of our favorite posts plus a series by CGS staffers are shown below in chronological order. Scroll down for posts by our wonderful guest contributors.
- Blog Series: Forgotten Stories of the Eugenic Age
Forgotten Stories of the Eugenic Age explores the lesser-known ways that eugenics affected and engaged American lives during the first half of the twentieth century.
Part I: How “Better Babies” Became “Fitter Families”
Part II: Eugenics, Love and the Marriage Program
Part III: Divorce, “Crying Off,” and the Perils of Eugenic Perfection
Part IV.1: The Short Life and Eugenic Death of Baby John Bollinger
Part IV.2: The Black Stork Rises: Dr. Haiselden’s Celebrity and Public Controversy
Part IV.3: The Blurry Boundaries of Eugenic Infanticide
- Key Questions About the Social and Ethical Implications of Nuclear Genome Transfer or “3-Person IVF” Techniques
As the U.S. Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) launches an official assessment over the next year, here are eight questions to consider.
- Precision Medicine in Context
President Obama’s proposal for a Precision Medicine Initiative – which echoes President Nixon’s “War on Cancer” – should start a conversation that includes lots of questions.
- Mitochondrial Mission Creep and the Cloning Connection
Shoukhrat Mitalipov wants to use nuclear genome transfer for age-related infertility. He has joined forces with the disgraced stem cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk.
- Babies from Two Bio-Dads?
The views, opinions and positions expressed by these authors and blogs are theirs and do not necessarily represent that of the Bioethics Research Library and Kennedy Institute of Ethics or Georgetown University.