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Associate Professor Ainsley Newson
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Ainsley is originally from Melbourne, but now lives in Sydney – having spent almost a decade living and working in the UK in-between. Ainsley has had a love affair with all things genetics since picking up a biology textbook aged 15. Although she knew she wanted to work in bioethics, she also thought it would be important to have some knowledge of the science of genetics and what it was like to work in this area. So, she enrolled in a combined Science/Law degree and spent a year in a molecular genetics laboratory before doing a PhD in Bioethics. Ainsley now works as Associate Professor in Bioethics at the University of Sydney, where she leads the Sydney Bioethics Program. She has research projects focusing on genomics, as well ethics and organ donation. You can find out more about Ainsley's work here:http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/ainsley.newson.php.
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