Kayte Spector-Bagdady, the Associate Director of The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, spoke to Dr. Glaser’s genetics class last week about law, policy, and ethics in genetic testing. Ms. Spector-Bagdady has both a Law degree and a Master’s degree in Bioethics, and has worked at The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) since 2010. The Bioethics Commission is an advisory panel of the nation’s leaders in medicine, science, ethics, religion, law, and engineering. It serves to advise the President on bioethical issues resulting from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. The Bioethics Commission also seeks to identify and promote policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery, and technological innovation are conducted in a socially and ethically responsible manner.
For more information about the Bioethics Commission check out the following link: http://www.bioethics.gov/