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This week we are joined by R. Alta Charo, the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Alta has also has served on the faculty of the UW Masters in Biotechnology Studies program and the Dept. of Medical History and Bioethics at the School of Medicine & Public Health at the University of Wisconsin.
Alta has written for JAMA and NEJM on stem-cell tourism (and its lessons for gene editing), among many other topics, applying her expertise on law & medical technology to a wide array of cutting edge controversies. Our conversation focuses on risk perception and reality in areas ranging from CRISPR-Cas9 (the breakthrough gene-editing technique) to teen pregnancy and reproductive health services. A distinguished scholar and top-level advisor to government and NGOs, Alta offers invaluable insights on a rapidly changing technological and political landscape.