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David Wasserman, JD, MA

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David Wasserman, JD, MA

David Wasserman, J.D., M.A. (psychology) has been on the Department of Bioethics faculty since January, 2013. Previously, he was Director of Research at the Center for Ethics, Yeshiva University. He has written extensively on ethical issues in biotechnology, neuroscience, disability, reproduction, genetics, and health care. He has co-authored two books: Disability, Difference, Discrimination, with Anita Silvers and Mary Mahowald (1998) and Debating Procreation, with David Benatar (2015)). He has co-edited three volumes: Genetics and Criminal Behavior (2001); Quality of Life and Human Difference: Genetic Testing, Health-Care, and Disability (2005); and Harming Future Persons: Ethics, Genetics, and the Nonidentity Problem (2009), and is co-editing the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability. He has also co-edited special journal issues the ethics of enhancement, and on bioethics, risk, and probability. He is on the editorial boards of Ethics and Journal of Applied Philosophy and is a Fellow of the Hasting Center.

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