Participant Detail

Tania Simoncelli

Science & Technology Fellow
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York NY 10004
United States


Tania Simoncelli currently works as a Science & Technology Fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In this capacity, she researches and analyzes the civil liberties implications of new and emerging genetic and reproductive technologies. Ms. Simoncelli has critically examined human and agricultural biotechnology developments both in the U.S. and abroad for more than ten years. Her interest in these topics stem from her Cornell undergraduate work as a Biology & Society major as well as her MS at UC Berkeley, where she analyzed competing models for the conservation and use of genetic resources in Costa Rica. Prior to her appointment at ACLU, Ms. Simoncelli worked as a Consultant to the International Center for Technology Assessment in Washington, D.C. and as Program Director for the Center for Genetics and Society in Oakland, California.


Speaker on Plenary #4: Screening Technologies: Sex Selection, Disability Deselection
7 May, 9:00 - 10:30


* Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Selection: From Disease Prevention to Customized Conception by Tania Simoncelli