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Social Norms in Selective Reproduction: Implications for the Wide Offer of Genetic Screening Technologies

The ability to offer genetic information to inform reproductive decisions, for example through reproductive genetic carrier screening, expanded prenatal testing, or preimplantation embryo screening,…
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Pathways to affluence: Socioeconomic incentives in prenatal testing and abortion

Michie and Allyse argue that the expansion of prenatal screening is accompanied by societal expectations that potential mothers utilize it and consider the “burden” of their future child on society.

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Police Access to Genetic Genealogy Databases Survey

This 20-item survey by Guerrini and colleagues can be used to assess public opinion on police access to genetic genealogy databases. The survey assesses participant characteristics and views on the…


ELSI Friday Forum Seminar Series

ABOUT ELSI Friday Forum is a monthly one-hour seminar series featuring topics on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics and genomics research.  Join us from 12:00-1:00 pm ET…


NHGRI Commits to Workforce Diversity

Since 2002, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has funded programs to diversify the demographic composition of the genomics workforce. In 2020, the institute enhanced its commitment…

Ensuring Equitable Use of New Genetic Technologies: Lessons from Eugenics

ELSI Friday Forum • January 14, 2022 New genetic technologies have incrementally but steadily altered the landscape of human reproduction. These technologies include polygenic risk scores coupled…

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