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Biohacking: How a DIY Approach to Biology Can Shape Our Future

In 2017, Josiah Zayner live-streamed himself injecting a gene therapy construct designed to edit the DNA in his muscle cells to give him bigger muscles. This moment was noteworthy because the gene therapy construct had been created entirely by Zayner in his garage laboratory. Such work is called biohacking or DIY biology. Continue reading

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Public Health Crisis Warrants Liberty Restrictions

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Parker Crutchfield, PhD Preventing Harm Suppose your colleague was diagnosed with tuberculosis on Friday but tried to come into work on the following Monday. You would be right to … Continue reading

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Tomlinson and De Vries: “Human Biospecimens Come from People”

Center Professor Dr. Tom Tominson and co-author Raymond De Vries have an article in the March-April 2019 issue of Ethics & Human Research, “Human Biospecimens Come from People.” The issue’s theme is “The Scientific Value and Validity of Research.” Abstract: … Continue reading

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Dr. Cabrera speaks at nutrition, enhancement conferences in April

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera recently spoke at the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference, held April 26-27 in Bay City, MI. Dr. Cabrera spoke on “Dietetics and Ethics: What is your Professional Role?” Her talk aimed … Continue reading

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Dr. Fleck presents at Great Lakes Biorepository Research Network annual scientific meeting

Center Professor Len Fleck, PhD, was a keynote speaker at the Great Lakes Biorepository Research Network (GLBRN) Annual Scientific Meeting, held at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak Campus on November 3. The title of Dr. Fleck’s presentation was “Precision Medicine, Ethical Ambiguity,” … Continue reading

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Dr. Fleck presents on ‘Genetics, Ethics, and the Future of Human Reproduction’ at community event

On November 2, Center Professor Len Fleck, PhD, spoke at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland, MI as part of a community engagement project. Dr. Fleck’s presentation, “From Chance to Choice: Genetics, Ethics, and the Future of Human Reproduction,” is … Continue reading

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Dr. Fleck published in new ‘Ethics, Medicine and Public Health’ issue

Center Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck has a new article in Ethics, Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Fleck’s article, “Just caring: Do we need philosophical foundations?,” appears in the April-June 2017 issue. Abstract The “Just Caring” problem asks: What does it … Continue reading

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Chapter from Dr. Fleck published in ‘Cancer Biomarkers: Ethics, Economics and Society’

A chapter from Center Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck has been published in the book Cancer Biomarkers: Ethics, Economics and Society, published by Megaloceros Press. Dr. Fleck’s chapter is titled “Just Caring: Precision Medicine, Cancer Biomarkers and Ethical Ambiguity.” The book is edited … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: The Future of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act: Ethical and Policy Challenges

Steve Fitton and Jane Turner, MD, presented at the Bioethics for Breakfast event on February 2, 2017, offering perspective and insight on the topic, “The Future of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act: Ethical and Policy Challenges.” We assume that Republicans … 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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