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News Professor Tu co-author of bioethics law textbook

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – West Virginia University College of Law associate professor Shine (Sean) Tu is co-author of a new book on biotechnology.

“Biotechnology, Bioethics, and the Law” (LexisNexis, 2015) explores the ethical and legal issues that accompany advancements in the field of biotechnology.

Tu’s fellow authors are Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine, and John Paris, S.J. Michael P. Walsh Professor of Bioethics, at Boston College. 

In the book, the authors use specific cases dealing with topics such as the cloning of animals and plants for human consumption, drug regulation, and human reproduction and eugenics, to encourage thoughtful discussion.

Tu joined the faculty of WVU Law in 2011 and teaches in the areas of intellectual property, patent law, bioethics, drug law, and biotechnology. He previously worked as an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP and was a member of the firm’s Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice, and the Life Sciences and Nanotechnology Industry teams.

Tu holds two bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Microbiology from the University of Florida, a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Cornell University, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago.



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