Stanford Center for
Biomedical Ethics

Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics

CIRGE is one of four interdisciplinary Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) research created by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, to proactively identify and 
deliberate ethical, legal, and social issues in current and emerging genetic research.

SCBE's Kate Darling, Angie Boyce, CIRGE PI Mildred Cho, and Pamela Sankar published “What is the FDA Going to Think?”: Negotiating Values through Reflective and Strategic Category Work in Microbiome Science in Science, Technology & Human Values!

CIRGE Program Manager Colleen Berryessa published Judiciary Views on Criminal Behaviour and Intention of Offenders with High-Functioning Autism in the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour!

CIRGE Co-PI Kelly Ormond and CIRGE PI Mildred Cho published Translating personalized medicine using new genetic technologies in clinical practice: the ethical issues in Personalized Medicine!

CIRGE's Jessica Erickson, Mildred Cho, Kelly Ormond, Douglas Levinson, and their colleagues published Genetic Testing of Children for Predisposition to Mood Disorders: Anticipating the Clinical Issues in the Journal of Genetic Counseling!

CIRGE Co-PI's Chris Scott and Sandra Lee and former SCBE Member Emily Borgelt published The Time is Ripe for an Ethics of Entrepreneurship in Nature Biotechnology!

Former CIRGE Post-Doc Megan Allyse and her colleagues from Duke University published Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Goes Global in Science Translational Medicine!

Former CIRGE members Lauren Sayres, Megan Allyse, Taylor Goodspeed, and CIRGE PI Mildred Cho published Demographic and Experiential Correlates of Public Attitudes Towards Cell-Free Fetal DNA Screening in Journal of Genetic Counseling!

CIRGE's Megan Allyse, Lauren Sayres, Taylor Goodspeed and Mildred Cho published Attitudes towards non-invasive prenatal testing for aneuploidy among US adults of reproductive age in the Journal of Perinatology!

CIRGE Program Manager Colleen Berryessa published Judicial Perceptions of Media Portrayals of Offenders with High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the International Journal of Criminology and Sociology!

CIRGE Post-Bacc Emily Liu and CIRGE Co_PI Christopher Scott published Great Expectations: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Technologies in Stem Cell Reviews and Reports!

CIRGE Co-PI Chris Scott and his colleagues published Fit to Print? Media Accounts of Unproven Medical Treatments Across Time in AJOB Empirical Bioethics!

SCBE Senior Research Scholar Sandra Lee, SCBE Alumna Simone Vernez, CIRGE Co-PI Kelly Ormond, and Mark Granovetter published Attitudes towards Social Networking and Sharing Behaviors among Consumers of Direct-to-Consumer Personal Genomics in the Journal of Personalized Medicine!

CIRGE Program Manager Colleen Berryessa, Nicole Martinez-Martin and CIRGE Post-Doc Megan Allyse published Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Surrounding Research on Genetic Contributions to Anti-Social Behavior in Aggression and Violent Behavior!

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CIRGE research

Researchers at CIRGE are dedicated to furthering public understanding and awareness of key ethical, legal and social issues in emerging human genetic variation research, focusing on the genomics of behavior.

Current projects underway at the Center include research on Maternal Serum Cell-Free Fetal DNA, Citizen Science, and Criminal Justice Perceptions of Offenders with Genetic Developmental Disorders.

For more information on current projects, please see Current Areas of Research.

RELATED National & international Events

2014 American Society for Bioethics & Humanities
Annual Meeting
October 16-19, 2014
San Diego, CA

2014 American Society of Human Genetics
Annual Meeting
October 18-22, 2014
San Diego, CA

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For financial donations, the primary contact for the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics is:

Anne Crowe
Assistant Director

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