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Gregory Pence

Gregory E. Pence is a professor in the department of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is an expert in the field of Medical Ethics and has written several books and has testified before the United States Congress and the California Senate about cloning and reproductive ethics.

He graduated cum laude with a B.S. from William and Mary and a Ph.D. from New York University, writing under visiting Australian bioethicist Peter Singer. Professor Pence also directs UAB's competitive Early Medical School Acceptance Progam and has taught ethics for thirty years at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. In 2006, Samford University awarded him a Pellegrino Medal for achievement in medical ethics.


Pence has authored the following books:

  • Pence, G. Classic Cases in Medical Ethics, 5/ed., McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2008.
  • Pence, G. Who's Afraid of Human Cloning?, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1998.
  • Pence, G. Re-Creating Medicine: Ethical Issues at the Frontiers of Medicine, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2000.
  • Pence, G. Designer Food: Mutant Harvest or Breadbasket of the World?, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2001.
  • Pence, G. Cloning After Dolly: Who's Still Afraid?, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004.
  • Pence, G. The Elements of Bioethics, McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2007.

He has edited four books, one a collection of his op-eds in newspapers and magazines:

  • Pence, G. Classic Works in Medical Ethics, McGraw-Hill Publishers, 1995.
  • Pence, G. The Ethics of Food: A Reader for the Twenty-First Century, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2002.
  • Pence, G. Flesh of My Flesh: The Ethics of Cloning Humans, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1998.
  • Pence, G., Brave New Bioethics, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2003.

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