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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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Dr. Cabrera a co-author of new article in ‘Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease’

A new article from Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera and co-authors has been published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The article, “Alzheimer’s Disease in the Latino Community: Intersection of Genetics and Social Determinants of Health,” was co-authored by … Continue reading

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Cis, Trans, Gay, Straight: Being Called Out by the Doctor

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Jamie Lindemann Nelson, PhD A little story—it might be called a dramatization—to start: Approaching the third trimester of pregnancy number two, Maria is in for a routine exam. Everything … Continue reading

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Dr. Fleck presents at Michigan State Medical Society Conference on Bioethics

Center Professor Dr. Len Fleck presented at the 20th Annual Michigan State Medical Society Conference on Bioethics, held on November 12, 2016 in Ann Arbor. The theme of the conference was “Ethical Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Current Controversies and … Continue reading

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Individual vs. Public Benefit in Liver Donation

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Hannah Giunta Earlier this month, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) announced it would hold a public hearing regarding concerns about disparities in … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: Controlling Medicare Costs: What Are the Options? What Is Fair?

Leonard M. Fleck, PhD, and Tom Marks presented at Thursday morning’s Bioethics for Breakfast event, offering views on the topic, “Controlling Medicare Costs: What Are the Options? What Is Fair?” An October 2013 Health Affairs article projected that total Medicare … Continue reading

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