Jeffrey Kahn, a Johns Hopkins bioethicist who chaired the Institute of Medicine’s chimpanzee review, floated the possibility of a similar review for other primate research. Responding to a comment about the necessity of that research, Kahn noted that similar claims had been made about chimp experiments

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Three Parents

November 7, 2016

Why are bioethicists thinking about the recent birth of a three parent child? Elizabeth Tracey speaks with our Jeffrey Kahn

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Jeffrey P. Kahn, Dracopoulos Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

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In the fierce debate about CRISPR gene editing, it’s time to give patients a voice

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A new consensus report issued by the Institute of Medicine finds that research into mitochondrial replacement techniques (MRTs), where an embryo has genetic information from three people, is “ethically permissible,” and should be allowed to move forward under limited conditions. With comments from our Jeffrey Kahn, chair of the IOM committee

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When women have defective mitochondria, their children can inherit terrible, sometimes fatal problems. A new technology could help. PBS News Hour learns more from our Jeffrey Kahn

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Gene Editing

January 19, 2016

Scientists have developed the technology to edit single genes, which could eventually eliminate some inherited diseases. Host Reed Pence discusses the pros and cons of gene editing with our Debra Mathews and Alta Charo

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