Category Archives: Bioethics in the News

Greed Is God: The Divine Right to Avaricious Drug Pricing

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD Some recent headlines worth noting: “U.S. Prescription Drug Costs Are a Crime,” “Americans Say They are Suffering as Drug Costs Continue to Rise,” “When … Continue reading

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Can Big Data and AI Improve End-of-Life Care?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Tom Tomlinson, PhD A recently reported study claims to more accurately predict how much longer patients will live. Researchers at Stanford University assigned a neural network computer the … Continue reading

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At a Crossroads: Medicaid and Health Policy in the U.S.

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Hannah Giunta, DO, PhD, MPH Recently, U.S. states were granted federal permission to pilot a variety of initiatives that will require able-bodied, adult Medicaid recipients to attend school, work, … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for the DNR Tattoo

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Tom Tomlinson, PhD A Letter to the Editor published at the end of November in The New England Journal of Medicine excited a lot of comment and mass … 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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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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Humanity in the Age of Genetic Modification

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Jennifer Carter-Johnson, PhD, JD Scientists have recently announced that they had used the new gene editing technique, CRISPR, to remove remnants of ancient viruses that had integrated into … Continue reading

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