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Mark S. Frankel
Director, Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Area(s) of expertise: Genetic modifications; stem cell research; research ethics; bioethics; neuroscience and the law; social responsibilities of scientists
Language(s) spoken: English

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Research ethics; bioethics; human inheritable genetic modifications; neuroscience and the law; stem cell research; court-appointed scientific experts; and scientific freedom and responsibility are among the topics handled by Mark S. Frankel, PhD.

As Director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Frankel has authored or co-authored the following AAAS publications: Professional and Graduate-Level Programs on Dual Use Research and Biosecurity for Scientists Working in the Biological Sciences (2008); Neuroscience and the Law: Brain, Mind, and the Scales of Justice (2004); Human Inheritable Genetic Modifications: Assessing Scientific, Ethical, Religious, and Policy Issues (2000); Stem Cell Research Applications: Monitoring the Frontiers of Biomedical Research (1999); Breaking From the Past: Setting New Ground Rules for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility in East-Central Europe and the Russian Federation (1992).

Frankel has directed projects on human subjects research on the Internet; promoting research integrity, including a joint endeavor with the China Association for Science & Technology; the ethical and legal implications of advances in genetics and neuroscience; personalized medicine; and advocacy in science. He earned his B.A. in political science from Emory University, and his Ph.D. in political science (concentration in science policy) from the George Washington University.

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