What constitutes a disability?

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Faculty of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics share personal and professional experiences at the 40th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Association convention in Baltimore, and beyond.

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Escape Fire Q&A

September 21, 2012

(Video) A panel discussion with filmmaker Matthew Heineman, Berman Institute director Ruth Faden, David Hellmann, Vice Dean of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and journalist Shannon Brownlee

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Reconsidering Thalidomide

September 18, 2012

New and positive research about an old and historically-problematic medicine, provides an opportunity to pause and consider whistle-blowing, regulation/oversight and research with pregnant women

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Johns Hopkins bioethicist Debra Mathews, PhD, MA, has been appointed to the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission.

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Op-Ed, by Dan O’Connor, about why it’s so hard to talk about circumcision

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Regulating Rites

September 11, 2012

Although obtaining parental consent for ritual circumcision that includes metzizah b’peh (direct orogenital suction) is a necessary and appropriate step, some commentators have suggested that it is not sufficient

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Impositions upon the agency of individuals are generally suspect, but they become even more morally perilous when that imposition is being justified as necessary medical care

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