Lori B. Andrews, J.D.

Lori Andrews is a professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law; Director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology; and Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Yale College and her J.D. from Yale Law School.

Andrews has been involved in setting policies for genetic technologies. She has been an adviser on genetic and reproductive technology to Congress, the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and several foreign nations including the emirate of Dubai and the French National Assembly. She served as chair of the federal Working Group on the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project. She recently served as a consultant to the science ministers of twelve countries on the issues of embryo stem cells, gene patents, and DNA banking.

Lori Andrews is the author of more than 100 articles on genetics, alternative modes of reproduction, and biotechnology, and nine books, including, The Clone Age, published in 2000. In 2001, two new books were published. Future Perfect: Confronting Decisions About Genetics outlines policy models we should consider as we enter an age of increasing knowledge of the human genome. The Body Bazaar, co-authored with sociologist Dorothy Nelkin, describes the profound psychological, social and financial impacts of the commercialization of human tissue.


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