Dr Jessica Fanzo stood in front of a large screen filled with a colourful plate of food. Most of it was filled with an assortment of fruits, vegetables, plant-based proteins, legumes and nuts. A sliver of the plate was reserved for animal-sourced protein and dairy products, some added sugars and starchy vegetables

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An international commission, including our Jeffrey Kahn, has been convened by the NAM, NAS, and the Royal Society with the participation of science & medical academies around the world, to develop a framework for scientists, clinicians, and regulatory authorities to consider when assessing potential clinical applications of human germline genome editing

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In some places, like rural sub-Saharan Africa, and rural South Asia, people don’t get enough animal products to get their growth cognitive needs,” said Jessica Fanzo, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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Written by 37 scientists from 16 countries. “It’s not a blanket approach, but when you look at the data there are certain individuals or populations that don’t need that much red meat for their own health,” said our Jessica Fanzo, “There’s a real inequity. Some people get too much. Some people get too little.”

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Providing evidence for cooperation and action on what is one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century. The Commission’s foundation is that migration and health are inextricably linked—and key to sustainable development. Commission members include our Leonard Rubenstein

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There’s very little research on whether medications are safe and effective in pregnant and lactating women, but an expert panel has ideas for how to close that information gap — and it’s calling on the federal government to take action in a new report that could stir change

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Presidents have appointed special commissions to help them tackle bioethical issues that arise during their tenure. President Barack Obama will leave behind a distinguished legacy of accomplishments in bioethics, including a Commission that produced ten reports and over a hundred recommendations on a diverse set of issues that impact the stakeholders of all kinds

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Comprehensive Database

March 15, 2013

New Database is ‘Stepping-Stone’ to Full Assessment of Protections for Human Research Subjects

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