Welcome to my blog. This is a site for sharing and discussing information of a legal, scientific, or legal-scientific nature.
As a country, we have seen the excitement of having men walk on the moon and 40 years later, we have no reliable public program to put men in orbit. We have seen the completion of the sequencing of the human genome, and the rising costs to discover drugs.
Life is a journey, and we are on a miraculous one. We have moved both ahead and fallen behind in science, and some may say the same is true about human rights.
We have watched Y2K come and go with a fizzle, while many await 12.21.2012 with even more concern than Y2K.
We have seen the Internet revolution creating midnight billionaires, and we have seen excesses in the financial sector driving us into a national depression.
Let me tell you a bit about me. I earned a PhD in Genetics in 1992 and spent decades in academic medicine, private companies, public institutions, and biotech start-ups. As the new millennium approached, I saw a future where as a society we would be called on to tackle many issues where human rights and genetics meet. So, as a modern-day Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, I continued my cancer research program and earned a law degree in the evening at the only law school (at the time) between Washington DC and Atlanta which had such a program. With much effort, I graduated and passed both the North Carolina State Bar Exam and the exam to become a licensed U.S. Patent Attorney. I hold a research leadership position at a law school and spend most of my time as a practicing attorney. You can learn more about me at my site: www.cuticchia.com.
I hope that over the next weeks and months we can have active and thoughtful discussions around the topics discussed. There is a lot of information on the Internet, and I appreciate any time you spend on this site.
A. Jamie Cuticchia, PhD JD