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About CRG

The Council for Responsible Genetics fosters public debate about the social, ethical and environmental implications of genetic technologies. Founded in 1983, CRG is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. CRG works through the media and concerned citizens to distribute accurate information and represent the public interest on emerging issues in biotechnology. CRG also publishes a bimonthly magazine, GeneWatch, the only publication of its kind in the nation.


Central Principles

The public must have access to clear and understandable information on technological innovations. The public must be able to participate in public and private decision making concerning technological developments and their implementation. New technologies must meet social needs. Problems rooted in poverty, racism, and other forms of inequality cannot be remedied by technology alone.

Our Offices

Massachusetts Office

5 Upland Road, Suite 3

Cambridge MA 02140

Tel. 617-868-0870

Fax 617-491-5344



New York Office

30 Broad Street, 30th Floor

New York, NY 10004

Tel. 212-361-6360