Robert Cook-Deegan (aka BCD) is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at
Arizona State University, and a researcher in ASU's Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes.
He was previously the founding director of the Center for Genome Ethics, Law & Policy
in Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, 2002- 2012,
and remained at Duke through June 2016. He previously worked for eleven years at the
National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, a year at the
National Center for Human Genome Research at the National Institutes of Health
and six years at the Office of Technology Assessment, US Congress.
He got his MD from the University of Colorado in 1979 and his BA in chemistry
(magna cum laude) from Harvard in 1975. He is the author of
The Gene Wars: Science, Politics, and the Human Genome and an author of over 250 other publications.
Paul E. Griffiths
A philosopher of science with a focus on genetics and development,
Paul Griffiths is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney
and a Domain Leader at the Charles Perkins Centre, a major research institute of the
university devoted to interdisciplinary approaches to lifestyle-related disease.
He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and of the
Australian Academy of the Humanities. From 2011-13 he was President of the
International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology.
His publications include:
(1997) What Emotions Really Are: The problem of psychological categories. Chicago, University of Chicago Press
(1999). Sex and Death: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Biology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (with Kim Sterelny)
(2013). Genetics and Philosophy: An introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press (with Karola Stotz)
Jenny Reardon is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Science and
Justice Research Center at University of California, Santa Cruz. She is also a
Visiting Professor in the Department of Global Heath and Social Medicine at King's College in London.
Her research draws into focus questions about identity, justice and democracy that are often
silently embedded in scientific ideas and practices, particularly in modern genomic research.
Her training spans molecular biology, the history of biology, science studies, feminist and
critical race studies, and the sociology of science. She is the author of Race to the Finish:
Identity and Governance in an Age of Genomics (Princeton University Press, 2005) and
The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, Knowledge After the Genome (forthcoming with Chicago University Press).
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