of Technology Assessment, contributing to numerous science policy studies requested by congressional committees on science education, research funding, biotechnology, women’s health, human genetics, bioethics, and reproductive technologies. In the past decade, she has served as an analyst and editorial consultant to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes of Health, IOM, NAS, and several charitable foundations, voluntary health organizations, and biotechnology companies. Before coming to Washington, D.C., she was the Genetics Coordinator at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where she directed clinical counseling and coordinated an international research program in prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Hanna received an A.B. in biology from Lafayette College, an M.S. in human genetics from Sarah Lawrence College, and a Ph.D. from the School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University.


Sara D. Maddox is a science and health policy editor who served as senior editor for reports to the President of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, including Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research and Research Involving Human Biological Materials: Ethical Issues and Policy Guidance. Earlier in her career she was a writer and editor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and she has served as a science editor and writer for reports of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society. Ms. Maddox participated in editing Firepower in the Lab: Automation in the Fight Against Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism, a publication based on a colloquium on bioterrorism and laboratory-based data held at NAS. She has edited reports of the National Resource Council, including Intentional Human Dosing Studies for EPA Regulatory Purposes: Scientific and Ethical Issues and Participants and Science and Security in a Post 9/11 World. She also was editor for IOM’s Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment: Moving Beyond the Nature/Nurture Debate.



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