The Berman Institute’s resident geneticist Debra Mathews breaks down the Supreme Court ruling on gene patents, and its implications for healthcare and research

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A devil beset by details.
Angelina Jolie’s openness about her preventative mastectomy highlights the need for more accessible genetic testing and counseling

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Our Michelle Huckaby Lewis comments on ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the Sequel’ an op-ed by Rebecca Skloot

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Reluctance to return results has less to do with questioning people’s ability to understand uncertain risk than the irresponsibility of giving out info that doctors and researchers don’t fully understand themselves

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Both art and science remind us of the significant ethical challenges presented by new advances in genetics

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11 for Bioethics in ’12

December 29, 2011

Faculty members from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics make eleven predictions about the big issues facing bioethics in 2012

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Sequencing the full genetic code for individual patients will not be free or even cheap, not only in terms of money but in terms of some important risks that need to be considered, assessed, and hopefully addressed

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