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CRG CHOOSES NEW PRESIDENT/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 

After a national search, the Board of the Council for Responsible Genetics has selected Jeremy Gruber as its new President/Executive Director.  Mr. Gruber holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from St. John's University School of Law and a B.A. in Politics from Brandeis University. Previously he served as the legal director of the National Workrights Institute, a human rights organization dedicated to the rights of American workers. Prior to that he served as the field director for the ACLU's National Taskforce on Civil Liberties in the Workplace.  

Jeremy has worked for over a decade on genetic non-discrimination legislation at the state and Federal level.  He helped author and pass numerous state laws on genetic non-discrimination. Mr. Gruber is a founder and executive committee member of the Coalition for Genetic Fairness, a group of 500 organizations that advocated for genetic non-discrimination legislation on Capitol Hill and played a major role in the recently passed Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) by Congress.  Jeremy worked closely with members of Congress and staff on GINA language as well as strategy and support.  He is a prolific writer on privacy issues and is often consulted by state legislatures.   He is regularly featured in print, radio and television.

 
 
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