Category Archives: Brownbag & Webinar Series

Prospects, Promises and Perils of Human Mind-Reading

Prospects, Promises and Perils of Human Mind-Reading Event Flyer In recent years, several research groups have been able to infer the contents of subjects’ thoughts from fMRI scans. E-commerce sites are tracking customers’ purchases and making ever better predictions about … Continue reading

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What level of risk will be tolerated for interventions that are developed for treating “pre-diseased” patients?

Crossing the Biology to Pathobiology Threshold: Distinguishing Precision Health from Precision Medicine Event Flyer Diseases have long been defined by their symptoms, and therefore patients have typically been treated when they are symptomatic. However, through advances in “omics,” wearable sensors, … Continue reading

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How do we explain to patients what genetic test results might mean for their baby when they have only been validated in other populations?

Expanded Carrier Screening for an Increasingly Diverse Population: Embracing the Promise of the Future or Ignoring the Sins of the Past? Event Flyer Race and ethnic groups have been tracking heritable conditions endemic within their communities for decades, but past … Continue reading

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Announcing the Fall 2017 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

The Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University is proud to announce the 2017-2018 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series, featuring a wide variety of bioethics topics. The fall series will begin on September 13, 2017. … Continue reading

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CHM Flint endowed professor of public health to cap off Spring Brownbag Series

Social Determinants of Behavioral Health Event Flyer It is well established that place matters with respect to health and health outcomes. In behavioral health studies of violence, alcohol and other drug use, and mental health, there is growing evidence that … Continue reading

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Do patients have a duty to participate in clinical trials?

The Choice to Become a Research Subject: A First-Person Perspective Event Flyer Patients with serious illnesses are often invited to participate in clinical trials. After being diagnosed with advanced cancer, I became one of those patients. I had to choose … Continue reading

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What are key ethical concerns surrounding the use of psychiatric deep brain stimulation?

Recurrent and Neglected Ethical Issues in the Psychiatric Brain Stimulation Discussion Event Flyer What are key ethical concerns surrounding the use of psychiatric deep brain stimulation (DBS)? Are those concerns shared broadly for all aspects of DBS or alternatively are … Continue reading

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