Sheldon Krimsky

What is the purpose of the Genetic Bill of Rights?
Can the biotech industry regulate itself?
Will governmental regulations hinder innovation?
How do we get the public involved in these important issues?
Are the principles of the Genetic Bill of Rights directed towards current issues or future ones?
Are there historical lessons that we can apply to the current biotech revolution?

Sheldon Krimsky is a professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in physics from Brooklyn College CUNY and Purdue University respectively, and a masters and doctorate in philosophy at Boston University. Professor Krimsky's research has focused on the linkages between science/technology, ethics/values and public policy.

Professor Krimsky is the author of eight books and his writing appears in over 150 publications. His latest book Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age, co-edited with Peter Shorett, presents arguments in favor of a Genetic Bill of Rights.

The Genetic Bill of Rights were drafted by The Board of Directors of the Council for Responsible Genetics in spring of 2000.  Read the Genetic Bill of Rights