Joanna Smolenski

Joanna Smolenski
University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA · Health Ethics Center

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Currently, I am the Senior Clinical Ethics Fellow at the UCLA Health Ethics Center. I recently completed my Ph.D. in Philosophy at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, focusing on ethics, applied ethics (especially bioethics), and moral psychology. My work in recent years has focused on the ethics of germline gene editing, and has appeared in Nature and the American Journal of Bioethics. My dissertation critically examined informed consent and its limitations.
Education
August 2013 - September 2021
CUNY Graduate Center
Field of study
  • Philosophy
August 2005 - May 2009
Columbia University
Field of study
  • Philosophy, Political Science

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Publications (4)
Article
In recent years, CRISPR-Cas9 has become one of the simplest and most cost-effective genetic engineering techniques among scientists and researchers aiming to alter genes in organisms. As Zika came to the fore as a global health crisis, many suggested the use of CRISPR-Cas9 gene drives in mosquitoes as a possible means to prevent the transmission of...
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Heritable human genetic modifications pose serious risks, and the therapeutic benefits are tenuous, warn Edward Lanphier, Fyodor Urnov and colleagues.

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