R. Alta Charo is the Warren P. Knowles Professor Emerita of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She recently completed service as the inaugural David A. Hamburg Fellow on the biosecurity team at the Nuclear Threat Initiative in Washington DC. She is now lead co-chair of the 4S (safety, security, sustainability and social responsibility) unit of the new Department of Defense biotechnology manufacturing innovation institute, “BioMADE” and consults on gene therapy and genome editing in medical and environmental applications for DARPA and various companies. Charo was a member of President Clinton’s National Bioethics Advisory Committee, and was a senior policy advisor at the FDA during the Obama administration. She is an elected member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the National Academy of Medicine, where she co-chaired its seminal reports on embryonic stem cell research guidelines and genome editing governance. At present, she co-chairs its committee on emerging technologies, science and innovation.
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Talks with this Speaker
In The Century of Biology, noted bioethicist R. Alta Charo ponders the ever-shifting interrelationship between humans and nature. (Talk recorded in September 2017)
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