Senior research scholar, The Hastings Center
Erik Parens is a senior research scholar at the Hastings Center, a bioethics research institute in Garrison, New York. He is the author of Shaping Our Selves: On Technology, Flourishing and a Habit of Thinking (2015) and coeditor, with Audrey Chapman and Nancy Press, of Wrestling with Behavioral Genetics: Ethics, Science, and Public Conversation (2005), among others.
Made to order
Parents already put their children under intense pressure to compete in the world. Will gene editing make it worse?
The genes we’re dealt
The new field of social genomics can be used by progressives to combat racial inequality or by conservatives to excuse it