The Gen-ethisches Netzwerk e.V. (GeN) is an NGO that speaks out against human and genetic engineering, as well as demographic policies. GeN advocates that science and technology serve the interests of human beings and the preservation of our livelihood.
Against Genetic Engineering and Bio-Politics
Genetic Engineering is no solution: it benefits neither public health nor the environment. On the contrary: it aggravates global problems such as hunger and the concentration of economic resources. So for the last 25 years the GeN has been monitoring and speaking out against the developments and consequences of genetic engineering, bio-politics, as well as related issues in the biological and life sciences.
We oppose bio-political policies that take human beings and nature to be primarily economic resources. We oppose research that aims to enhance output and productivity at the expense the environment, social cohesion, and solidarity.
Independent, Critical, Networked!
GeN began publishing the bimonthly magazine Gen-ethischer Informationsdienst (GID) in 1985. Its office in Berlin is staffed by employees and volunteers. It is a non-profit organization that is financed solely by donations and has 600 members in Germany and around the world. GeN was founded in 1986 to coordinate critique of genetic and reproductive technologies, human genetics, and eugenics in Germany.
GeN is a member of GENET (the European NGO Network on Genetic Engineering) and works together with GeneWatch UK (London), the Center for Genetics and Society (CGS, San Francisco) and the Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG, Washington).