Marcy Darnovsky, PhD, is Associate Executive Director at the Center for Genetics and Society. She speaks and writes widely on the politics of human biotechnology| focusing on their social justice and public interest implications. She has appeared on national television news and been cited in hundreds of news and magazine articles. She has worked as an organizer and advocate in a range of environmental and progressive political movements| and taught courses at Sonoma State University and at California State University East Bay. Her Ph.D. is from the History of Consciousness program at the University of California| Santa Cruz.
The Center for Genetics and Society is a nonprofit information and public affairs organization working to encourage responsible uses and effective societal governance of the new human genetic and reproductive technologies. We work with a growing network of scientists| health professionals| civil society leaders| and others.
The Center supports benign and beneficent medical applications of the new human genetic and reproductive technologies| and opposes those applications that objectify and commodify human life and threaten to divide human society.
The Center works in a context of support for the equitable provision of health technologies domestically and internationally; for women's health and reproductive rights; for the protection of our children; for the rights of the disabled; and for precaution in the use of technologies that could alter the fundamental processes of the natural world.