Public Writing

Heritable Human Genome Editing? It May Never Be Safe Impact Ethics | Dec 4, 2020

Are we mapping a path to CRISPR babies? The Hill | Sep 13, 2020 (with Marcy Darnovsky)

Heritable Human Genome Editing Is Not Inevitable Project Syndicate | Mar 17, 2020 (with Donna Dickenson and Marcy Darnovsky)

We don't need more reasons to reject heritable genome modification The Hill | Jun 10, 2019

Gene-edited babies: no one has the moral warrant to go it alone The Guardian | Nov 27, 2018 (with Marcy Darnovsky)

The Evolving State of Human Germline Editing GeneWatch | Aug 6, 2018

Reproductive gene editing imperils universal human rights OpenGlobalRights | Feb 15, 2018 (with Leah Lowthorp and Marcy Darnovsky)

Designer DNA Isn’t Just for ‘Designer Babies’ Zócalo Public Square | Jan 17, 2018

Biopolitical Times blog posts

Assessing the Global Policy Landscape for Human Germline and Heritable Genome Editing | Nov 2, 2020

Private Equity Mega-Firm Founded by Trump Buddy Buys World’s Largest DNA Database | Aug 13, 2020

Reckoning (or Not) with Racism and Eugenics in Genetics | Jun 18, 2020

“Disastrous” Embryo Editing Results Deliver “Restraining Order” for Heritable Genome Editing | Jun 16, 2020

The Scandal-Plagued Company behind Stranded Surrogacy Babies is Also Promoting a Controversial IVF Technique | Jun 5, 2020

CRISPR Babies – One Year Later | Dec 2, 2019 (with Adrienne van der Valk)

Rigorous Pathway or Runaway Train? | Aug 15, 2019

One Week Later: Reactions to the Proposed Moratorium on Human Germline Editing | Mar 20, 2019

Are CRISPR Babies Healthy? Enhanced? Speculation Takes a Disturbing Turn | Mar 8, 2019

UK’s Nuffield Council Releases Report on Human Genome Editing | Aug 2, 2018

Connecting the Dots in a Flood of Genetic Testing Stories | Jun 7, 2018

So, CRISPR Doesn’t Cause All Those Off-target Effects After All? | Apr 13, 2018

Gattaca at 20: Looking Back, Looking Ahead… | Apr 2, 2018

What Just Happened? Looking Back at 2017’s Human Germline Editing Developments | Jan 10, 2018 (with Leah Lowthorp)

Nature Biotechnology Special Focus on “Humans 2.0” | Dec 12, 2017

Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Gene Editing Technology | Nov 15, 2017

Editing Human Embryos for Research: Do Intentions Matter? | Sep 29, 2017

7 Questionable Claims in Reporting on Gene Editing Human Embryos | Sep 6, 2017

Academic articles

Françoise Baylis, Marcy Darnovsky, Katie Hasson, and Timothy M. Krahn. 2020. "Human Germline and Heritable Genome Editing: The Global Policy Landscape." The CRISPR Journal 3(5): 365-377

Andorno, Roberto et al. 2020. "Geneva Statement on Heritable Human Genome Editing: The Need for Course Correction." Trends in Biotechnology 38(4):351-354.

Darnovsky, Marcy and Katie Hasson. 2020. "CRISPR's Twisted Tales: Clarifying Misconceptions about Heritable Genome Editing." Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 63(1): 155-176.

Hasson, Katie and Marcy Darnovsky. 2020. "Genetic Justice: Identity and Equality in the Biotech Age." Development 63: 140-144.

Hasson, Katie Ann. 2016. "Not a “real” period? Social and material constructions of menstruation." Gender & Society 30(6): 958-983.

Hasson, Katie Ann. 2012. "Making Appropriation 'Stick': Stabilizing Politics in an 'Inherently Feminist' Tool." Social Studies of Science 42(5): 638-661.

Hasson, Katie Ann. 2012. "From Bodies to Lives, Complainers to Consumers: Measuring Menstrual Excess." Social Science and Medicine 75(10): 1729-1736.


The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies. 2020. Co-edited with Chris Bobel, Inga T. Winkler, Breanne Fahs, Elizabeth Arveda Kissling, and Tomi-Ann Roberts.