A BIOETHICIST FROM the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Robin Alta Charo has written or collaborated on nearly 100 journal articles, book chapters, and government reports on a wide variety of topics ranging from environmental law to family planning regulations to abortion law and reproductive policy, playing an important part in the debate over medical genetics and cloning laws, as well as general science bioethical issues and dilemmas.

Robin Alta Charo was born in 1958 in Brooklyn, New York, and completed her Bachelor's in biology at Harvard—Radcliffe, graduating from Harvard University Law School in 1979 as Robin Anne Charo. She then studied for a law degree from Columbia University, and from 1982 until 1985, she served as associate director of the Legislative Drafting Research Fund of Columbia ...

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