Alliance for Humane Biotechnology is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to raising public awareness about the social implications of genetic engineering and other biotechnological and reproductive technologies. 

 

If critics want to do more than intellectual hand-wringing, they must take a clear position on where to draw the line when supporting scientific intervention in the manufacture and manipulation of human life.
— Diane Beeson and M. L. Tina Stevens, Founders of AHB
 

Our Mission

We are scholars, students, and activists working for a biotechnology that places the health and welfare of people and the natural environment above financial interests. 

We analyze, speak, and publish on the social and environmental impacts of biotechnological developments.  Areas of interest include synthetic biology, genetic, reproductive, and "designer baby" technologies, human egg harvesting, cloning research, human-animal hybrid research, biotech patenting, and genetic privacy.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS *

Diane Beeson, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita Department of Sociology and Social Services
California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA
contact:  dbeeson@humanebiotech.org

Patricia Jennings, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology and Social Services
California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA.

Abby Lippman, Ph.D.
Department of Family Medicine
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

Becky McClain, M. S.
Molecular Biologist, Injured Biotech Worker
Connecticut, USA
contact: BMcClain@humanebiotech.org

Catherine Powell
Director, Labor Archives and Research Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA

M. L. Tina Stevens, Ph.D.
Lecturer Emerita
Department of History
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
Author, 
Bioethics in America: Origins and Cultural Politics
contact: tstevens@humanebiotech.org


* Institutions listed for identification purposes only

Projects Consultant:  James E. Stevens, JD

Events Coordinator:  Joan C. Ryan, MA

 

ADVISORY BOARD *

Justine Durrell, J.D.
Law Offices of Justine Durrell, Sausalito, CA
Co-founder, RockRose Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA

Elaine Draper, J.D., Ph.D.
Director, Law and Society Program
Department of Sociology
California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rosann Greenspan, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Center for the Study of Law and Society
U. C. Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

Emilia Ianeva, J.D., Ph.D.
Professor of International Law
Bulgaria/USA
contact: ianeva@humanebiotech.org

David King, Ph.D.
Director, Human Genetics Alert
United Kingdom

Cathy Kudlick, Ph.D,Director, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rabbi Michael Lerner
Editor, Tikkun Magazine,
Chair, The Network of Spiritual Progressives
Berkeley, CA, USA

Paul K. Longmore, Ph.D. 

Institute on Disability, Director
Professor, Department of History
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA, USA


Margaret F. Lynch, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA, USA


Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy
New York Medical College, NY, USA

Marsha Saxton, Ph.D.
U.C. Berkeley, USA
World Institute on Disability

Stephen Shmanske, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA, USA
 

Sheila R. Tully, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA, USA

Casey Walker
Editor and Publisher, 
Wild Duck Review

Peter J. Whitehouse M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University
Attending Physician, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Director, Adult Learning, The Intergenerational School 

Malcolm Zaretsky, Ph.D, MPH
Researcher, Epidemiology and Neurobiology
U. C. Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA


Institutions listed for identification purposes only