Category: ART

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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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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Turn Panic into Peace: A New Edition of In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family

Turn Panic into Peace: A New Edition of In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family

Turn Panic into Peace: A new edition with updated medical, technological, and social science research In the six years that have passed since I published  the first edition of my memoir about the new choices that women face as they are having children older and are trying to balance career, ...

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Minimally Viable Dad 

Minimally Viable Dad 

The rights of sperm donors—who deserves to be called “daddy”? I began thinking about having a child on my own after a very serious relationship broke up when I was 37, a critical time for my fertility. I considered every option. I talked to a friend about donating his sperm and I considered ...

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A Book Review of “Finding Our Families”

A Book Review of “Finding Our Families”

Finding Our Families by Wendy Kramer and Naomi Cahn, J.D. A friend recently commented to me that choosing single motherhood with a donor or minimally viable dad today is the equivalent of “Starbucks coming to the East Village,” meaning it’s a formerly edgy neighborhood now turned mainstream and ...

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