Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics


Former CIRGE Research Assistant Jen Singh published Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science 2016 in University of Minnesota Press 

Is there a gene for autism? Jennifer Singh, a sociologist of science, technology, and medicine at Georgia Tech, investigates this very question in her new book Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science. The book critically examines the practices, politics, and meanings of autism genetics from scientific, cultural, and social perspectives. Based on over 70 interviews with scientists, parents, and people living with autism, the book charts parent activism and their promotion of autism genetics research, the scientific optimism and subsequent failure of finding a gene for autism, and the utility of genetic information for the immediate lives of people living with autism.

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Former SCBE Teaching Fellow Nate Olson published Medical Researchers' Ancillary Care Obligations: The Relationship-Based Approach in Bioethics!

Former CIRGE postdoctoral fellow Lauren Milner, Nanibaa' Garrison, CIRGE PI Mildred Cho, Russ Altman, Louanne Hudgins, Stephen Galli, Henry Lowe, and SCBE Director David Magnus published Genomics in the clinic: ethical and policy challenges in clinical next-generation sequencing programs at early adopter USA institutions in Personalized Medicine!

CIRGE PI Mildred Cho and colleagues published Building a central repository for research ethics consultation data: A proposal for a standard data collectiton tool in Clinical and Translational Science!


CIRGE PI Mildred Cho, SCBE Director David Magnus and their colleagues published Research ethics consultation: ethical and professional practice challenges and recommendations in Academic Medicine!

Former CIRGE Program Manager Colleen Berryessa, Lauren Milner, Nanibaa' Garrison, and CIRGE PI Mildred Cho's article Impact of Psychiatric Information on Potential Jurors in Evaluating High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (hfASD) was accepted for publication in the Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities!

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 DNACitizen Science, and Criminal Justice Perceptions of Offenders with Genetic Developmental Disorders.

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

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Related Events

2016 American Society for Bioethics & Humanities
Annual Meeting 
October 6-9, 2016
Washington, DC

2016 American Society of Human Genetics
Annual Meeting
October 18-22, 2016

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