Category Archives: Bioethics in the News

Charlie Gard: An Unnecessary Tragedy?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD I am writing from London, England, where I am teaching a study abroad course on medical ethics and health policy. We are located in … Continue reading

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Incarcerated AND Sick: At Risk for Pain, Injury, and Death

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD The U.S. project of mass incarceration reveals that more than 2 million people are jail-involved at any given time. That rate far exceeds that of … Continue reading

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Cis, Trans, Gay, Straight: Being Called Out by the Doctor

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Jamie Lindemann Nelson, PhD A little story—it might be called a dramatization—to start: Approaching the third trimester of pregnancy number two, Maria is in for a routine exam. Everything … Continue reading

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Transplant Headaches: Head transplant on the horizon

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Marleen Eijkholt, PhD, LL.B/LL.M Introduction On May 1, 2017, the Daily Mail reported on a successful head-transplant involving rats, as a “practice run for [a] controversial human experiment.” … Continue reading

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Pseudoscience and Measles in Minnesota

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Hannah C. Giunta, DO, PhD, MPH A recent measles outbreak in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN metro area is all over the news. More than thirty children have … Continue reading

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Trump’s Attempt to Reignite the Coal Industry Is Another Health Policy Blunder

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Sean A. Valles, PhD The recently abandoned effort to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was a massive blunder for the Trump administration, failing in its … Continue reading

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Can brain scans spot criminal intent?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Laura Cabrera, PhD Imagine that you are returning from your holidays and suddenly you are detained in the airport for carrying drugs in your suitcase. You remember … Continue reading

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