Listen to W&L Law Professor’s Bioethics Discussion

Robin Fretwell Wilson

Robin Fretwell Wilson


With health care reform the center of contentious debate these days, Washington and Lee law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson discussed a different aspect of health care — bioethics and research involving human subjects — today when she appeared on the National Public Radio talk show, Virginia Insight. You can listen to the program above. Wilson is co-editor of a recently published book about bioethics, Health Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context and contributed a chapter on the Jesse Gelsinger, who died 10 years ago at age 18 as the victim of a gene therapy experiment that went awry at the University of Pennsylvania. Gelsinger was the first American to die while participating in gene therapy research, and, Wilson contentds that very little has changed in the last decade to protect those who participate in future studies. She was the author of an opinion piece on the subject in the Arizona Daily Star.



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