Virginia Romano is a sociologist and obtained a Phd in Sociology of Health Organisations at University "La Sapienza" of Rome. Her main research interests have concerned the activity of Ethical Committee, the moral and ethics implications of doctor-patient communication in end-of-life care and risk in health organisations. She has conducted numerous empirical research on these themes especially using qualitative methods such as ethnography, participant observation, in-depht interviews, collection of life narratives, focus groups. She also wrote about the ethical and legal aspects of qualitative methodology used in sensitive health organisations dealing with terminal illness, emergency and cutting-edge science.
Ethical, legal and social issues of gene editing
Gene editing technology pushes genetics beyond diagnostic testing and into the realm of treatment. We address the ethical, legal and social issues associated.