Category Archives: Bioethics in the News

Doctors, Technology Puzzles, and the Clinical Ethicist Detective

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Marleen Eijkholt, JD, PhD I love puzzle rooms and detective novels. When medicine looks like a puzzle room, I become fascinated as a non-MD aspiring detective. When that … Continue reading

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Should we improve our memory with direct brain stimulation?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Laura Cabrera, PhD Should we be worried about the use of direct brain stimulation to improve memory? Well, it depends. If we think of people with treatment … Continue reading

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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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