Ethical Issues in Pediatric Gene Therapy Clinical Trials

The Working Group on Pediatric Gene Therapy and Medical Ethics (PGTME) was created in 2019 to study ethical issues surrounding research in genetic interventions for pediatric populations.

New Research

Natural and social scientists differ in their conceptualization and use of race at a critical moment

In a recent contribution to the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, Jada Benn Torres reviews the “race-as-biology” paradigms that were promulgated early in the discipline and tracks the emergence of…


LawSeqSM: Confronting the Legal Barriers to Genomic Medicine

On December 2, 2020 national experts convened for a Zoom webinar on “LawSeqSM: Facing the Legal Barriers to Genomic Research & Precision Medicine.” This event grew out of a project funded by the…

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The latest attack on the right to abortion: Restricted reasons 

Jonathan F. Will, a professor of law at Mississippi College School of Law, identifies a new trend in abortion restrictions.


Update on ASHG 2021 Annual Meeting

Dear ASHG Members, With the successful conclusion of ASHG’s first ever virtual meeting, we want to provide you with an update on the Society’s 2021 Annual Meeting. Given the continued uncertainty…

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Capacities of Global Institutions for Gene Drive Governance

Gene drive technologies represent a promising approach to the reduction of the global health burden posed by insect-borne infectious diseases like malaria and dengue. The application of new…

NIH Announcement

Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications in All of Us

(The following announcement is available online at All of Us, News and Events) Today the All of Us Research Program released the white paper “Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) in the …