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Guest editorial from Dr. Laura Cabrera published in ‘AJOB Neuroscience’

Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera is the author of a guest editorial on “The Need for Guidance around Recruitment and Consent Practices in Intracranial Electrophysiology Research,” published in the current issue of AJOB Neuroscience. Dr. Cabrera stresses the importance of … Continue reading

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“There’s no proof that anything works!” The ethics of COVID-19 research

The New York Times Magazine recently published a long-form story about the tension between treating patients with COVID-19 by any means that might improve their chances of survival and recovery, and enrolling them in clinical trials to establish the safety and efficacy of these treatments, thus improving care both for future patients and for those who survived the trial. Continue reading

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Brews and Views: Trust Me, I’m a Scientist!

Scientist [ˈsīəntəst] — a person who has expert knowledge. Last month more than 100 faculty members and researchers attended the latest Brews and Views session: “Trust Me, I’m a Scientist! Responsibility and Accountability in Science.” The event series, presented collaboratively … Continue reading

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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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The Ethics of Becoming an Adult in a Health Research Setting in Africa

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Rose Mwangi It is three years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reversed course to recommend that 11- to 12-year-old girls receive two doses of … Continue reading

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Resurrection 2030 Style: Reanimating the Brain?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Tom Tomlinson, PhD In April, an intriguing study drew a lot of media attention… and a swarm of bioethicists. Reported in the New York Times and other media outlets, … Continue reading

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We Should Tolerate and Regulate Clinical Use of Human Germline Editing

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Parker Crutchfield, PhD In November of 2018, a Chinese scientist announced that he had edited the embryos of twin girls and that the twins had been born. The scientist, … Continue reading

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Worried about your privacy? Your genome isn’t the biggest threat.

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Tom Tomlinson, PhD It was good news to learn last month that the “Golden State Killer” had at last been identified and apprehended. A very evil man gets … Continue reading

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Informed Consent in Africa for Adolescents’ Participation in Health Research

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Rose Mwangi I am writing to respond to a recent statement from the Co-chair of the International Vaccine Task Force (IVTF) who, in a World Bank press release, … 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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