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

Bioethics for Breakfast: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Fair Sharing of the Therapeutic Pie?

Jeanette M. Scheid, MD, PhD, and Connie Sung, PhD, presented at the Bioethics for Breakfast event on November 30, 2017, offering perspective and insight on the topic, “Autism Spectrum Disorder: Fair Sharing of the Therapeutic Pie?” Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as … Continue reading

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Gene Editing: God’s Will or God’s Won’t

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD Give God a rest; do your own gene editing (and thinking). On August 2, 2017 the New York Times headline read, “In Breakthrough, Scientists … Continue reading

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Dr. Cabrera presents at International Neuroethics Society and Society for Neuroscience meetings

Dr. Cabrera recently attended two events in Washington, D.C.: The International Neuroethics Society (INS) annual meeting, and the 47th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). International Neuroethics Society This year the INS meeting theme was “Honoring our History, Forging … Continue reading

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Dr. Fleck presents at Great Lakes Biorepository Research Network annual scientific meeting

Center Professor Len Fleck, PhD, was a keynote speaker at the Great Lakes Biorepository Research Network (GLBRN) Annual Scientific Meeting, held at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak Campus on November 3. The title of Dr. Fleck’s presentation was “Precision Medicine, Ethical Ambiguity,” … Continue reading

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Dr. Fleck presents on ‘Genetics, Ethics, and the Future of Human Reproduction’ at community event

On November 2, Center Professor Len Fleck, PhD, spoke at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland, MI as part of a community engagement project. Dr. Fleck’s presentation, “From Chance to Choice: Genetics, Ethics, and the Future of Human Reproduction,” is … Continue reading

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Mass Shootings, Mental Illness and Stigma

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Devan Stahl, PhD Over the past two months, we have witnessed two more mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, TX. Once again, these incidents bring up … Continue reading

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Dr. Stahl presents on hoping for “miracles” at annual MSMS bioethics conference

On November 11, Center Assistant Professor Dr. Devan Stahl presented at the Michigan State Medical Society 21st Annual Conference on Bioethics. Held in Ann Arbor, the conference’s theme was “First do no harm: Avoiding Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Medicine.” Dr. … Continue reading

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