eral years. Ms. Alpert recently completed a paper for the National Bioethics Advisory Commission on privacy issues in the analysis of stored tissue samples. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Public Policy at George Mason University.

Frederick Anderson is a Partner with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and former Dean of the law school at American University. His practice involves science, the environment, and natural resources including risk assessment and management, hazardous air pollutants. He has degrees from Harvard University and Oxford. He is a member of the D.C. and U.S. Supreme Court bars. Mr. Anderson is Chairman of the Board of the Center for International Environmental Law and was president of the Environmental Law Institute. He is the author of: Environmental Protection: Law and Policy; NEPA in the Courts; Environmental Improvement through Economic Incentives and numerous scholarly articles. He is a member of the NRC's Commission on Life Sciences.

Sherri Bale is Chief, Genetic Studies Section/Lab of Skin Biology, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health. She has been involved in research into the genetic basis of hereditary disorders, particularly those affecting skin and musculoskeletal systems, throughout her career. She received her Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh graduate School of Public Health. She took her Fellowship training in Medical Genetics at the National Institutes of Health and is board certified in Medical Genetics.

Paul Berg is the Director of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. His research interests include the molecular biology of mammalian gene expression and regulation. He received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1980 and the National Medal of Science in 1983. He received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the NRC's Commission on Life Sciences.

Paul Billings is the Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Network Director of the Heart of Texas Veterans Integrated Service Network. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in immunology from Harvard University. His research interests indulge social and political impacts of biotechnology. A board certified internist and medical geneticist, he is a Director of several not-for-profit organizations including the Council for Responsible Genetics.

Eugene Carstea is the Director of the Saccomanno Research Institute at St. Mary's Hospital & Medical Center. The institute maintains the Saccomanno

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