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IEET > Fellows > Linda Glenn

Linda Glenn, JD, LLM

Linda MacDonald Glenn is an attorney-at-law, bioethicist, educator and consultant. Her academic research encompasses the legal, ethical, and social impact of exponential technologies and “evolving notions of personhood”. 

She holds appointments the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical Center and California State University Monterey Bay.  She is also a lecturer at Singularity University, a Fellow at the Institute for Emerging Technologies and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Her other honors include an appointment as a Senior Fellow at the American Medical Association’s Institute for Ethics, and being named a Women’s Bioethics Scholar.

Prior to returning to an academic setting, she consulted and practiced as a trial attorney with an emphasis in patient advocacy, bioethical and biotechnology issues, and animal rights issues; she was the lead attorney in several “cutting edge” bioethics legal cases, including the case of Gray vs. Romeo.  She currently serves as an advisor to several Silicon Valley biotech startups.

She has advised governmental leaders and agencies and published numerous articles in professional journals and books.  Some of her better-known articles include Ethical Issues in Transgenics and Genetic Engineering, Human-Machine Mergers (or the Cyborgs Cometh) in Issues in Regenerative Nanomedicine and The Moveable Feast: Legal, Ethical and Social Implications of Converging Technologies On Our Dinner Tables.

She has made many media appearances, including the History Channel, NPR, and the Science Channel.  She is currently working on a book titled Bioethics for a New Earth: How Emerging Technologies Can Save Humanity and Our Planet.



Women's Bioethics Project

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Women's Bioethics Project Closes

Forced Sterilisation in Namibia

The pain of the fetus


"A Review of the State of the Future Report 2015-16"   Ethical Technology  Dec 11, 2015

"The Emperor Has No Clothes: Socrates Deconstructs Singularity University"   Singularity Weblog  Nov 29, 2015

"Live-Blogging the Morning of Day Two of Humanity+ San Francisco"   Ethical Technology  Dec 2, 2012

"Milton Friedman’s Birthday"   Ethical Technology  Sep 20, 2012

"Ethical and Legal Issues in Human-Machine Mergers, or “The Cyborgs Cometh”"   21 Annals of Health Law 75, Special ASLME edition  Apr 20, 2012

Recent Multimedia

Personhood Beyond the Human: Linda Glenn on Extending the Boundaries Internationally   2014-01-28

Mapping the Brain’s Connectome and Computer Chips in Your Brain   2013-11-21

Futurescape   2013-10-30

Singularity 1 on 1: Sentience Matters!   2012-04-20

Law and Order: BPU (BioPolitical Unit)   2010-02-01


New Humanity+ Board Members! (Nov 21, 2013)

IEET Fellow Linda Glenn Publishes “Nanofood” Essay in Northeastern University Law Journal (Aug 17, 2012)

IEET Fellow Linda Glenn featured in Washington Post (Jul 14, 2012)

New Special Issue of JET Online: Minds and Machines (Dec 11, 2011)

Linda’s Review of Dyson in Nature Biotechnology (Apr 14, 2008)

Past Appearances

Glenn @ Advancing Humanity Symposium (Stanford, CA USA - May 17, 2014)

Vita-More, Glenn, Smart, Pellissier @ TRANSHUMAN VISIONS (San Francisco, CA USA - Mar 01, 2014)

Kuscewski, de Grey, Goertzel, Brin, Pearce, Cascio, Hughes, Glenn, Vita-More, Naam @ H+ SanFran 2012 (San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA USA - Dec 01, 2012)

Linda MacDonald Glenn @ EPS Global Yangzhou International Biomedicine Forum (Shanghai and Yangzhou, China - Apr 14, 2011)

Linda Glenn @  Sixth International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering (New York, US - Apr 01, 2011)


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