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Devoted to understanding and teaching the ethical, social and humanistic dimensions of illness and health care since 1977.

Medicine’s Collusion with False Hopes: Rights to try, false hope, and the spine of the profession

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Marleen Eijkholt, JD, PhD Imagine your loved one is dying. You have heard about an intervention out there, somewhere, that could help—you think. Not trying this intervention for … Continue reading

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What level of risk will be tolerated for interventions that are developed for treating “pre-diseased” patients?

Crossing the Biology to Pathobiology Threshold: Distinguishing Precision Health from Precision Medicine Event Flyer Diseases have long been defined by their symptoms, and therefore patients have typically been treated when they are symptomatic. However, through advances in “omics,” wearable sensors, … Continue reading

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New commentary from Dr. Cabrera in September ‘American Journal of Bioethics’

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera is co-author of a new open peer commentary in the September issue of The American Journal of Bioethics. The article, “Environmental Neuroethics: Bridging Environmental Ethics and Mental Health,” was written by Adam J. Shriver (University … Continue reading

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Introducing the No Easy Answers in Bioethics Podcast

No Easy Answers in Bioethics is a new podcast series from the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences in the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Each month Center for Ethics faculty and their collaborators discuss … Continue reading

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Antibiotics: No Clear Course

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Robyn Bluhm, PhD It’s something we’ve all been told: be sure to finish taking your antibiotic prescription. Don’t just stop when you begin to feel better. Doing so, … Continue reading

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How do we explain to patients what genetic test results might mean for their baby when they have only been validated in other populations?

Expanded Carrier Screening for an Increasingly Diverse Population: Embracing the Promise of the Future or Ignoring the Sins of the Past? Event Flyer Race and ethnic groups have been tracking heritable conditions endemic within their communities for decades, but past … Continue reading

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Announcing the Fall 2017 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

The Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University is proud to announce the 2017-2018 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series, featuring a wide variety of bioethics topics. The fall series will begin on September 13, 2017. … Continue reading

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