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The newest member of the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council is Henry T. Greely, J.D., the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law, professor (by courtesy) of genetics and director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford University in California. He specializes in the ethical, legal and social implications of new biomedical technologies, particularly those related to neuroscience, genetics and stem cell research. Greely earned an A.B. in political science from Stanford University and a J.D. from Yale Law School in New Haven, Conn. His experience includes being a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart and serving in the Departments of Defense and Energy.
The council, which meets three times a year, is composed of leaders in the biological and medical sciences, education, health care and public affairs. Members serve 4-year terms and perform the second level of peer review for grant applications assigned to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health. Council members also offer advice and recommendations on policy and program development, program implementation, evaluation and other matters of significance to the mission and goals of NIGMS.
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