Should We Convene a UN Convention on the Rights of Children of Technology?

Should We Convene a UN Convention on the Rights of Children of Technology?

When Mary Ann Mason became the first female graduate dean at U.C. Berkeley in 2000, she noticed a trend. The number of women on the faculty was nowhere close to the number of women in graduate school. This imbalance inspired her to embark on a ten-year-long research study that looked at the ...

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Do Your Children Have The Right to An Open Genetic Future?

Do Your Children Have The Right to An Open Genetic Future?

Parents’ desires for genetic information about their children can vary widely. The big question is what genetics experts and institutions think they should know—and how we might empower parents to take control of their children’s genetic data. An Excerpt From The Gene Machine by Bonnie Rochman ...

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NEO.LIFE:  The Genetic Algorithm That Revealed My Possible Babies

NEO.LIFE: The Genetic Algorithm That Revealed My Possible Babies

Seeing a thousand of my potential progeny gave me a glimpse of new things that future parents will stress over.  A review of the genetic testing company GenePeeks. My first feature for Wired magazine founder Jane Metcalfe’s new publication, Neo.life, about the Neo-biological revolution. ...

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The Consequences of Losing IVF: Why “Personhood” Legislation Could Be as Detrimental to Family Health as Losing Access to Abortion and Birth Control

The Consequences of Losing IVF: Why “Personhood” Legislation Could Be as Detrimental to Family Health as Losing Access to Abortion and Birth Control

In the late afternoon on January 21st, I took my four-and–half- year-old son to downtown San Francisco to march with women and men. We carried two signs. One that called out “Family Inclusion: Do-it-Yourself Moms Against Trump.” The other, which he helped me hold, said ...

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Let’s Raise the Volume on the Next Wave for Women, Families and Advanced Reproductive Technology

Let’s Raise the Volume on the Next Wave for Women, Families and Advanced Reproductive Technology

“We still have a long way to go. Our policies just haven’t kept up with the challenges women and families face today.”  —Hillary Rodham Clinton, Fortune Magazine, September 29th, 2016 In the past few months I’ve been so energized by the possibility that the most powerful glass ceiling in ...

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Next Wave Fertility: Why We Need A Think Lab Dedicated to the Future of Family

Next Wave Fertility: Why We Need A Think Lab Dedicated to the Future of Family

Around the turn of the 21st century, I started noticing a trend among my friends. We we’re staying single longer and many of us we’re starting to feel anxious about our biological clocks. We questioned how we were going to make it all (career, marriage, family) happen in this small window ...

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Why Egg Freezing Makes Dating Better

Why Egg Freezing Makes Dating Better

By Valerie Landis Dating is tough. Period. With the thousands of online dating sites and apps, it feels like finding a match is more difficult than ever. Strange how more options actually gives us less romantic results. We can feel like a needle in a haystack, lost in the sea of profiles. Well ...

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Your Fertility Crystal Ball: How Would Your Life Change with a Genetic Test that Could Help You Better Know the Optimal Age to Have a Baby?

Your Fertility Crystal Ball: How Would Your Life Change with a Genetic Test that Could Help You Better Know the Optimal Age to Have a Baby?

When I was in my mid 30s, I really wanted to have a baby, but I wasn’t quite ready. I talked to my OBGYN about freezing my eggs. It was 2009 and the procedure was still labeled “experimental” by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, but my fertility doctor told me the technique ...

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Somewhere Down the Line: A Breast Cancer Survivor Muses on Her “Totsicles” Tucked Away in an Earthquake-Safe Freezer

Somewhere Down the Line: A Breast Cancer Survivor Muses on Her “Totsicles” Tucked Away in an Earthquake-Safe Freezer

By Meaghan Calcari Campbell I never grew up dreaming about becoming a mother. You know that image of a little girl, swinging around a baby doll, cooing in a sing-song voice, practicing for when she becomes a real mom? Not me. “When the annual “embryo storage fee” comes due, I write a ...

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Calculate Your Frozen Egg Success

Calculate Your Frozen Egg Success

It’s not a bad idea to think about the point you’ll use your frozen eggs. You could be waiting for Mr. (or Ms.) Right, or for Mr. (or Ms.) Right to be ready to have kids. Maybe you’re just too darn busy working, traveling and living it up to get on the baby track. Don’t […]

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