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Marchant, Lindor blog on NOVA
An article by Regents’ Professor
, Faculty Director of the Center for Law, Science &
Innovation, and Rachel Lindor, LSI’s Research Director, has home-page billing on the website of NOVA, a popular PBS program.
The article, “Ten Answered Questions on Genetic Information,” dovetails with the debut of NOVA’s documentary, “Cracking Your Genetic Code.” It is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28.
In their article, Marchant and Lindor list the most pressing legal and policy challenges that must be addressed if society is to benefit from genetic testing, which soon will be a routine part of medical care for screening of genes that influence the risk of various diseases. Included in their list is privacy/discrimination, liability, patient education, physician participation and disclosure of genetic results, among others.
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Marchant, the ASU Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. His research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies. Marchant is a Senior Sustainability Scientist in the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability and a Professor in the ASU School of Life Sciences.