About the Author
Dr. Gordon graduated from Columbia University with a major in Biology in 1971. He obtained a Ph.D. Yale University in 1978, receiving an award for the best Ph.D. thesis in Biology that year. In 1980 Dr. Gordon graduated with honors from Yale University Medical School. In the two years following medical school Dr. Gordon, in collaboration with Frank H. Ruddle at Yale University, produced the first “transgenic” mouse, a mouse with genes from another species inserted into the germ line. Since then he has pioneered new techniques for assisting fertilization in human in vitro fertilization and has published many research papers, reviews and opinion papers on the science and ethics of gene transfer and related reproductive technologies. He is an internationally recognized authority in the area of germ line gene transfer.