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Julie Gage Palmer

Julie Gage Palmer graduated magna cum laude in 1984 from Harvard University, where she had a special concentration in Ethics and Biological Sciences and won the Stanley Klein Prize in Science and Technology. She graduated cum laude from University of Michigan Law School in 1987. During law school, Ms. Palmer had an internship with members of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee of the National Institutes of Health, which was then the primary body regulating recombinant DNA.

After law school, Ms. Palmer practiced law at Hopkins & Sutter, specializing in medical ethics and genetics. She was a Senior Legal Scholar at the University of Chicago's Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and a Senior Fellow at The Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics.

Ms. Palmer was a member of the Working Group on Scientific Freedom & Responsibility of the American Association for Advancement of Science, Project on Human Germ Line Interventions. She is co-author, with LeRoy Walters, of the book The Ethics of Human Gene Therapy, and has written and spoken extensively on gene therapy and the law.