CRG Hosts Book Party at Museum of Natural History for The GMO Deception

by jeeg 25. June 2014 20:12
  Last night the Council for Responsible Genetics hosted a book party on the terrace of the American Museum of Natural History to celebrate the release of our new book, The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our... [More]

Read the Outstanding Review of CRG's book, Genetic Explanations, in the Journal Logos

by jeeg 22. October 2013 22:57
Review Essay: Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Gruber, eds. Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013 Fall 2013: Vol 12, No 3 This timely and important collection brings together a group of prominent geneticists, biologists, medical researchers, psychologi... [More]

CRG President Profiled in Current Issue of Brandeis Magazine

by jeeg 4. April 2012 23:44
A Genetics Watchdog- While the emergence of genetic technology holds great hope for the future, Jeremy Gruber ’93 worries about the people who may be cast adrift in the deep end of the gene pool. As president of the Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG), Gruber recognizes the promise of th... [More]

CRG Urges Presidential Commission on Bioethics to Address the Rapid Growth of Forensic DNA Collection Practices in the US

by jeeg 23. March 2011 21:19
Dr. Amy Gutmann, Chair The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues 1425 New York Avenue, NW Suite C-100 Washington, DC 20005   Dr. Gutmann,   I am writing to you today to strongly encourage the Commission to explore the rapid growth in forensic DNA collecti... [More]

FDA Panel Hearing Suggests Medical Professionals May Play Role in Direct-to-Consumer Testing

by jeeg 22. March 2011 23:17
A role for professionals in direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests seemed like a forgone conclusion from an FDA hearing held two weeks ago, considering the agency first weighed in on the issue last spring. In May 2010, Walgreens backtracked from plans it announced two days earlier to sell a sa... [More]

FDA Panel Says Home Gene Tests Need MD Input

by jeeg 11. March 2011 23:43
Certain types of genetic tests that are available for at-home use without a prescription should not be used without the involvement of a physician or genetic specialist, an FDA advisory panel recommended. So-called direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests can provide information ranging from a ... [More]

FDA panel wants doctors to supervise genetic testing

by jeeg 9. March 2011 19:08
Members of a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel convened to consider new government regulation of genetic testing offered directly to consumers said Tuesday that such testing should only be allowed under a doctor's supervision. Personal testing, which is mainly available online from comp... [More]

Critics Confront Berkeley at Genetic Testing Hearing

by jeeg 12. August 2010 05:33
Two UC Berkeley professors Tuesday defended a controversial plan to perform genetic testing on incoming freshmen during a legislative hearing that also featured testimony from privacy experts and bioethicists blasting the plan. Lawmakers asked questions about the Bring Your Genes to Cal proje... [More]
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