For three years, Dr. Robert Green, a researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has been painstakingly gathering genetic data on thousands of Alzheimer’s patients, trying to figure out whether genetic differences explain why the disease progresses over a quarter century in some people and kills others within five years

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Dr. Francis S. Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, said the studies would help doctors decide which treatments would work best for which patients

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Q & A with Pamela Ronald, PhD, is Director of the Laboratory for Crop Genetics Innovation at the University of California, Davis and a participant in the Feeding the World, Ethically meeting

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The Drama of DNA

April 23, 2014

Berman Institute faculty member Karen Rothenberg is co-author of a new book that takes a creative approach to grappling with the ethical issues of genomic science and medicine.

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On the air to delve into the possibility of a ménage-et-test-tube is Dr. Debra Mathews, assistant director of Science Programs at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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Our Leila Jamal argues that, “we must keep the big picture in sight, and not let a tiff between the FDA and 23andMe hinder creative new ways of communicating and teaching about human genomics”

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Is Knowledge Power?

November 6, 2013

Allison McCague on Huntington’s Disease and family communication

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Reposted in light of today’s historic agreemnent between NIH and members of the Lacks Family: Our Debra Mathews comments on genetic research, participation, control, trust and HeLa cells

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