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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 | October 14 | 12p ET

    Advocacy and Allyship in ELSI: Opportunities and Challenges Objectivity is a weight-bearing pillar in scientific inquiry, a norm to ensure that research and its outcomes are “value free” and unaffected by subjective value judgement. Yet ELSI research, as a field, is also poised to engage, take stands, and advocate for science-based policies and courses of … Continued

  • ELSI Friday Forum | Sept. 9 | 12p

    Decoloniality and Genetic Ancestry: Situating the “African Genome” The language and practice of social ancestry and genetics are steeped in history. They increasingly influence discussions about the practice of science and the role of communities, yet the meanings and concepts used in those discussions are disputed. In this ELSI Forum on decoloniality and epistemological erasures … Continued