Category Archives: Bioethics in the News

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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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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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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