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The Center for Genomics and Society

Connecting people interested in ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomic research since 2007.

News and Events

  • ELSI Friday Forum | July 8 | 12p

    Legal Challenges to Newborn Screening Research The last few years have seen calls for more diverse and representative collections of biological samples for population based translational research. This need has sparked increased interest in using residual bloodspots from state newborn screening programs for research purposes, given that these collections contain DNA from all newborns born … Continued

  • ELSI Friday Forum | May 13 | 12p

    Addressing Algorithmic Harms: Practices and Provocations for Health AI Unique threats to patient safety and well-being from artificial intelligence (AI) in health care applications, such as bias, are now well-recognized. At the same time, policy makers and regulators are grappling with the challenges of evaluating and regulating AI-based technologies in order to minimize these threats. … Continued