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Anya Plutynski

Professor of Philosophy, Washington University

Anya Plutynski is a historian and philosopher of biology and medicine. She currently teaches philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis.

Plutynski received her Ph.D. in Philosophy, and her M.A. in Biology, both from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include biomedical research ethics, particularly issues surrounding precision oncology, cancer genomics, and risk communication.

Her current research is on the history of the cancer genome atlas project (TCGA) and the development of precision oncology.