Flu Research Catch 22

January 4, 2012

Ruth Faden joins a panel of experts on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss the potential, unprecedented censorship of scientific research reports at the request of a federal govt advisory board

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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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Continuing paradoxes are created by current US health care policies for undocumented immigrants.

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Hilary Bok: the IOM committee “makes it clear that hard cases in chimpanzee research are rarer than we might have thought. In so doing, they show us that we have been getting some of the easy cases wrong”

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An IOM committee, chaired by Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Deputy Director, Jeff Kahn, was charged with determining if chimpanzees are necessary for the success of current and future research

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Dan O’Connor on human subjects protections and the meaning of ‘what happened in Guatemala’

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Plan B Kerfuffle

December 9, 2011

HHS Sec’y Sebelius overruled the FDA and denied approval for the “morning-after pill” contraceptive to be made available to women of any age without a prescription. Renee Boss comments on some of the evidence

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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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