Marcy Darnovsky, PhD

Marcy Darnovsky

Marcy Darnovsky is executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society, a Berkeley, Calif.-based public affairs organization working to encourage responsible uses and effective societal governance of reproductive and genetic technologies.

She speaks and writes widely on human biotechnologies, focusing on their social justice, human rights, health equity, and public-interest implications. Her articles have appeared in Nature, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Law and Policy Review, Democracy, Science Progress, The American Interest, Alternet, Contraception, Bioethics Forum, and others.

She has been interviewed for and cited by hundreds of television, radio and other news outlets. Her doctorate is from the History of Consciousness program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.