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Leigh Turner, Associate Professor, Center for Bioethics, School of Public Health, and College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota

Leigh Turner is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics, School of Public Health, and College of Pharmacy. Turner’s current research addresses ethical, legal, and social issues related to novel biotechnologies. In particular, his research analyzes and critiques businesses engaged in direct-to-consumer marketing of unproven and unlicensed cell-based interventions. He also studies ethical issues related to crowdfunding, cross-border medical travel, translational research and regenerative medicine, and other topics. Turner is a co-editor of Risks and Challenges in Medical Tourism: Understanding the Global Market for Health Services and The View from Here: Bioethics and the Social Sciences. He is a member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research and the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy.