Less than two years after producing an exhaustive report on human genome editing, the NASEM are planning an international commission on the most controversial use of that technology — creating “CRISPR babies,” medicine academy president Dr. Victor Dzau announced on Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos

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The world urgently needs better international oversight of “genome editing in human embryos for reproductive purposes,” says an editorial co-written by the heads of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine

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Our Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been chosen to serve on a newly formed National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committee to develop recommendations for systemic solutions to combating clinician burnout

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Study participants share their blood and spit in the name of biomedical research. Now, a national group of experts says these volunteers should be told what scientists learn about their health from those samples

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Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, joined host Kerri Miller to discuss innovations in gene editing and the consequences that must be considered

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The 2017 Yarmolinsky Medal was awarded to Ruth R. Faden, founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, for her record of distinguished service to the National Academies. In the following interview, Dr. Faden describes her first encounter in bioethics, explains why the public’s understand of bioethics is important, and shares advice to her younger self

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The medal is presented annually to an NAM member outside of the health and medical sciences to honor their distinguished service and for their contributions to the NAM’s mission

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First, Do No Harm

September 21, 2017

Marshaling Clinician Leadership to Counter the Opioid Epidemic | A Special Publication from the National Academy of Medicine

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