Publications etc

Bioethics papers

Getting Genetic Ancestry Right for Science and Society, Anna C. F. Lewis, Santiago J. Molina, Paul S Appelbaum, Bege Dauda, Anna Di Rienzo, Agustin Fuentes, Stephanie M. Fullerton, Nanibaa’ A. Garrison, Nayanika Ghosh, Evelynn M. Hammonds, David S. Jones, Eimear E. Kenny, Peter Kraft, Sandra S.-J. Lee, Madelyn Mauro, John Novembre, Aaron Panofsky, Mashaal Sohail, Benjamin M. Neale, Danielle S. Allen, 2021,

Towards responsible use of polygenic risk scores in the clinic: potential benefits, risks and gaps, Polygenic Risk Score Task Force* of the International Common Disease Alliance, forthcoming in Nature Medicine

Polygenic risk scores in the clinic: Translating risk into action, A C F Lewis, R C Green, J L Vassy, HGG Advances, 2 (4), 2021

Polygenic risk scores in the clinic: new perspectives needed on familiar ethical issues, A. C. F. Lewis and R. C. Green, 13:14, Genome Medicine, doi: 10.1186/s13073-021-00829-7 (2021)

The Problems with Patchwork: State Approaches to Regulating Insurer Use of Genetic Information, J. Anderson, A. C. F. Lewis, A. E. R. Prince, forthcoming in DePaul Journal of Health Care Law

Where Bioethics Meets Machine Ethics, Anna C. F. Lewis, American Journal of Bioethics, 20:11, 22-24, DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2020.1819471 (2020)

Long-awaited progress in addressing genetic discrimination in the United States, A. C. F. Lewis, R. C. Green & A. E. R. Prince, Genetics in Medicine, (2020)

Regulating Genetic Advantage​, S Polcz, ALewis​, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, 32 (1), 265-297 (2018)

A Menagerie of Moral Hazards: Regulating Genetically Modified Animals,​ S. Polcz, ​A Lewis​, Journal of Law and Medical Ethics, 46 (1), 180-184 (2018) (Available on SSRN here)

CRISPR-Cas9 and the Non-Germline Non-Controversy, S Polcz, ​A Lewis​, Journal of Law and the Biosciences 3, 413 (2016)


A Narrow Path for Optimism that Social Genomics Can Combat Inequality, Bioethics Forum, Nov 23 2020

Should we regulate genetic advantage? (an accompanying post to the JOLT article)

Caster Semenya’s case gives a concrete opportunity to challenge the binary

Gay genes, liberals, and the relevance of biology to politics

A few opinion pieces from my All The Coolest Genomics blog


The Genetics Podcast,, “EP67: Dr Anna Lewis from the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, on the biggest ethical questions in DNA sequencing and editing” 

Channel Africa’s African Dialogue, “Artificial Intelligence in the Health sector”,

Genetically Speaking, “Addressing genetic discrimination in the USA”,

Other papers

I have published various science papers, list available on my google scholar page.