A global observatory for gene editing

In recent years, leading scientists have called for global deliberation on the possible effects of gene editing on the human future. In this article in Nature, the Kennedy School's Sheila Jasanoff argues that the discussions so far have fallen well short of the expansive conversation that is needed.

Making commercial large-scale carbon capture possible—at the right price

In a new journal article, Professor David Keith and his team outline the material and engineering costs of a carbon capture system—the first time the costs of a commercial direct-air-capture process have been published.

Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, and director of the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard Kennedy School, has dedicated her career to exploring the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of modern democracies.

Computer science has a girl problem and Reshma Saujani MPP 1999 is fixing it

Concerned by the scarcity of girls in computer science classrooms, Saujani launched Girls Who Code. Already, the organization has helped 40,000 girls learn how to code.

Program on Science, Technology and Society confronts critical challenges

Data-Smart City Solutions: An Initiative at the Ash Center