Top Posts for 2015

January 4, 2016

As we begin 2016, a brief pause to look back at some of our top posts from the past year:


Problems With How We Talk About Female Scientists, May 13, 2015

It is far too common for journalists to focus on female scientists’ appearances, personal relationships, and children instead of their work




How Many Americans are Immunocompromised?, February 11, 2015

Estimating an important, under-researched number




A Self-Identified Frankenstein, June 19, 2015

Dr. Sergio Canavero announced his plan to transplant a human head as early as 2017




The Right to Die in Prison, January 7, 2015

“I am a human being, and regardless of what I’ve done, I remain a human being. So, yes, give me euthanasia.”




Vaccines and Genomics, October 29, 2015

Opening a new blog series from our Genomic Uses in Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (GUIDE) Project, thoughts from the team on genetic testing for adverse reactions to vaccination



What’s the Scientific Basis for Transgender Healthcare?, March 31, 2015

What we do and don’t know about providing good care to trans patients — and what’s likely to change soon




No Justice, No Peace, May 7, 2015

Berman Institute Director, Ruth Faden writes “Until our cities become at least minimally just places for all children to grow up, there will be no peace.”




The Ethics of Eating, July 14, 2015

Jess Fanzo, PhD, who will become the first Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor, blogs about what it means to feed the world ethically




The Healthcare of the Future or Business as Usual?, January 28, 2015

Would you trust a tech start-up to manage your health insurance?




“A Gun Is Not A Disease”, October 2, 2015

Our Alan Regenberg comments on hazy definitions of disease and the problematic rationale given for extending a ban on federal funding of CDC research into the underlying causes of gun violence



An Important Step Forward, September 11, 2015

Our Ruth Faden and Nancy Kass comment on the The Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed new rule making for the oversight of research involving human subjects



No Right to Frozen Embryos, May 15, 2015

Who gets to decide if you become a parent? Our Travis Rieder comments on the Sofía Vergara controversy




An Eye For An Eye, June 25, 2015

The United States wins its case to put bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death as capital punishment comes to a new crossroads




One-Way to Mars, February 12, 2015

Dutch non-profit, Mars One is looking for volunteers to take a one-way trip to colonize Mars launching in 2024. Learn more about ‘why!?’ from three of the more than 200,000 who applied




Potentially Inappropriate Care in the ICU, June 1, 2015

A Q&A with our Cynda Hylton Rushton about a new policy that aims to prevent and resolve treatment disputes in the intensive care unit




The Many Names of Mitochondrial Transfer IVF, March 13, 2015

Does the way we talk about new forms of assisted reproduction reflect misunderstanding and bias?




What is Bioethics?, July 23, 2015

A video project designed and produced by the Berman Institute’s Baltimore summer interns




How Are ACOs Sharing Their Savings?, September 23, 2015

Our Matt DeCamp, MD, PhD discusses what he and colleagues have learned via research into what plans ACOs have for sharing savings. Do their plans distribute savings fairly?



Selling a Straight White Smile, February 13, 2015

The US doesn’t have enough dentists. So why are the ones we do have spending so much time and energy selling totally cosmetic procedures?






The Bioethics of Lethal Injection April 27, 2015

A Q&A with our Leonard Rubenstein about physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and the constitutionality of death penalty protocols





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Alan Regenberg
Cynda Rushton
Global Food Ethics
GUIDE Project
Jessica Fanzo
Leah Ramsay
Leonard Rubenstein
Matthew DeCamp
Nancy Kass
Rachel Dvoskin
Ruth Faden
Theo Schall
Travis Rieder
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