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If you want to explore more about what's happening in our current world in human genetic engineering, and how that might eventually lead to the d-humans of the 22nd century, browse the links below.

professional organizations

The American Society of Human Genetics : Professional organization of human geneticist specialists; promotes genetics education.

The Center for Genetics and Society: Organization working to encourage "responsible use" of human genetic & reproductive technologies.

The Council for Responsible Genetics: "Fosters public debate" about the social, ethical and environmental implications of genetic technologies.

Genetics Society of America : Seeks to "foster a unified science of genetics and to maximize its intellectual and practical impact."

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals: Brings together interdisciplinary professionals with the mission of education.


Better Humans: Web site promoting Transhumanism

World Transhumanist Association : An international organization advocating transhumanism.

The Rhetoric of Extinction : Article by Charles T. Rubin on transhumanism in The New Atlantis magazine.

The Singularity: A Special Report : Multiple articles on Transhumanist themes by IEEE Spectrum Online 


human genome project

Human Genome Project: Web site of the U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of Science, the founder of the Human Genome Project.

Human Germline Engineering – The Prospects for Commercial Development: Online presentation sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Ethical, Legal and Social Issues: Links to ethical, legal and social issues provided by the Human Genome Project.

Genomics and Its Impact on Science and Society : A publication by the U.S. Dept. of Energy Human Genome Program.

Genomics and Its Impact on Science and Society: The Human Genome Project and Beyond
a publication of the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program


The Future of the Human Genome: Article by TransHumanist proponent, James Hughes.

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Our Future : Article by Joseph McPhee on the ethics of PGD

Bridging the Gap Between Life Insurer and Consumer in the Genetic Testing Era : Article by Christopher M. Keefer supporting genetic price discrimination by insurance companies.

CBC News In Depth: Timeline on key dates in the history of assisted reproduction and birth control

Fast Forward to 2020: What to Expect in Molecular Medicine: Article by Daniel Drell and Anne Adamson.

Germline Gene Therapy : An introduction from the UCLA Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life.

Genetic Screening: The Social Impact of Genetic Knowledge : An essay by Boris Sagredo .

Gene scientists plan aggression drug : Article in The Guardian (UK newspaper)

Human Cloning and Genetic Modification : The Basic Science You Need to Know: Primer from the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

Genes, Dreams and Reality: The promises and risks of the New Genetics : Article by Denise Casey

Preimplantation Genetic Testing: Undivine Intervention?: Article by Dean E. Masserman , Esq.

Redesigning Humans: Is It Inevitable? : Article by Christian minister, Dr. Ray Bohlin , raising concerns on genetic technology.

The Prospects for Human Germline Engineering : Article by Gregory Stock

What Can the New Gene Tests Tell Us? : Article by Denise Casey


Redesigning humans: our inevitable genetic future by Gregory Stock.  Discusses social and ethical issues around the inevitable path to genetically engineered humans.

Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution by Francis Fukuyama.  Fukuyama argues that the ability to manipulate the DNA of all of one person's descendants will have profound, and potentially terrible, consequences for our political order, even if undertaken with the best of intentions.

The singularity is near: when humans transcend biology by Ray Kurzweil.  Kurzweil argues that we will be able to create virtually any physical product just from information and considers their social and philosophical ramifications.

Tomorrow's People: How 21st-Century Technology Is Changing the Way We Think and Feel by Susan Greenfield.  Acclaimed neuroscientist Susan Greenfield shows that, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, we are standing on the brink of a mind makeover more cataclysmic than anything in our history.

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