Tag Archives: medical ethics

Listen: Genes, Behavior, and the Brain

No Easy Answers in Bioethics Episode 17 We can look at an individual’s DNA and know what their hair color is, but what about their behavioral traits? This episode features Center for Ethics Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera, and Dr. … Continue reading

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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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How do our loved ones make life-and-death medical decisions for us?

Speaking for the Dying: Life-and-Death Decisions in Intensive Care Event Flyer Seven in ten older Americans who require medical decisions in the final days of life lack capacity to make them. For many of us, our biggest life-and-death decisions—literally—will therefore … Continue reading

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Listen: Ethics and Policy Issues of Targeted Cancer Therapies

No Easy Answers in Bioethics Episode 16 What kinds of challenges currently exist within precision medicine? This episode focuses specifically on targeted cancer therapies, featuring a discussion between Center Professor and Acting Director Dr. Len Fleck and College of Osteopathic Medicine student … Continue reading

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Bioethics for Breakfast: Medicare for All: What Should That Mean?

Stacey Hettiger and Rick Murdock presented at the September 26th Bioethics for Breakfast event, offering perspectives and insight on the topic “Medicare for All: What Should That Mean?” “Medicare for All” has become a contentious political slogan. Advocates for various versions … Continue reading

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Exploring life with a spinal cord injury

Spinal Cord Injury: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask Event Flyer Look at him zip around in that wheelchair. He is so independent and inspirational. But I wonder how he goes to the bathroom, if he’s … Continue reading

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Announcing the Fall 2019 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series

The Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series. The series will begin on October 16, 2019. You are invited to join us in person … Continue reading

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