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Robert M Cook-Deegan

Education: M.D.

Faculty Group: Professor (School for the Future of Innovation in Society)


Robert Cook-Deegan (Bob or BCD) is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and with the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University. He previously directed Duke’s Center for Genome Ethics, Law & Policy 2002- 2012, and taught in Duke’s in-Washington program through June 2016.  Before Duke he worked at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine 1991-2002; National Center for Human Genome Research (NIH) 1989-1990; and congressional Office of Technology Assessment 1982-1988. He obtained his MD from the University of Colorado in 1979; and a BA in chemistry (magna cum laude) from Harvard in 1975.  He is the author of The Gene Wars: Science, Politics, and the Human Genome and over 350 other publications.

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Cook-Deegan R. M. 2016. "The False Allure of the Cancer Cure." The Cancer Letter, 43(3): 9-11.

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Grady C., Eckstein L., Berkman B., Brock D., Cook-Deegan R., Fullerton S. M., Greely H., Hansson M. G., Hull S., Kim S.,Lo B.,Pentz R.,Rodriguez L.,Weil C., Wilfond B.S.,Wendler D. 2015. "Broad Consent for Research With Biological Samples: Workshop Conclusions." American Journal Bioethics, 15: 34-42.

Cook-Deegan, Robert M, Vishnubhakat, Saurabh and Bubela, Tania. March 15, 2016. "“The Mouse that Trolled (Again)” response and update." Journal of Law and the Biosciences: 185–191.

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Messner D. A., Al Naber J., Koay P., Cook-Deegan R., Majumder M., Javitt G., Deverka P., Dvoskin R., Bollinger J., Curnutte M., Maguire A. May 25, 2016. "Barriers to clinical adoption of next generation sequencing: Perspectives of a policy Delphi panel." Applied & Translational Genomics.

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