Amanda Wilson

Amanda Wilson

Amanda Wilson is a freelance journalist based in Washington, DC where she has contributed to hyper-local blogs with a focus on urban culture, start-ups, and real estate. Her interest in the social life of biobanking began after a textile mill closed in her native state of North Carolina and medical research projects sprung up focusing on collecting data and genetic materials from individuals. She has written about human gene patenting for international newswire Inter Press Service and her recent report for Pacific Standard explores the story of one biobank in the post-textile US South where questions and promises parallel those in a growing international industry.

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