Lucas J. Matthews
Lucas J. Matthews is a postdoctoral researcher at The Hastings Center and the Columbia Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics. After completing a PhD in philosophy of science in 2016 at the University of Utah, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in behavioral genetics at the University of Virginia until 2019. His latest research seeks to identify conceptual, methodological, and ethical issues that underpin recent developments in genetic technologies, such as genome-wide association studies, polygenic risk scores, and SNP heritability.
Posts by Lucas J. Matthews
- From Bioethics Briefings
Genomics, Behavior, and Social OutcomesRead the PostFrom Bioethics BriefingsFraming the Issue The completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 ushered in technological advancements that have made genetic information more accessible to researchers and the public than ever before. While scientists have traditionally studied human genetics using twin, family, and adoptio...Read the Post