Yearly Archives: 2012

Ethics of Stem Cell Research

HUBS hosted Dr. Insoo Hyun of Case Western Reserve University for a discussion on stem cells, including the thics of animal-based research and first-in-human stem clinical trials. Dr. Hyun is an Associate Professor of Bioethics at CWRU and the Director of

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Ethics in the Genetic Era

HUBS hosted Dr. Robert Green, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Genetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School,for a discussion “Ethical Issues in the Genetic Era.” Dr. Robert is also Associate Director for Research at the Partners

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The Future of Health Care Reform

HUBS hosted Professor David Jones, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, for a discussion about the future of health care reform. Professor Jones holds many

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Ethics of Euthanasia

In light of the recent ballot measure to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts, HUBS hosted Professor Dan Brock, Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, for a

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Bioethics and Law

HUBS hosted Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard Kennedy School, for a dinner discussion of bioethics in health and law. Professor Jasanoff  ”explores the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy

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Wired: How Sports Would Be Better With Doping

Poor Lance Armstrong. The seven-time Tour de France winner has been stripped of his famous victories by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which claims he used illicit performance-enhancing drugs. Armstrong never tested positive for anything, but his decision to quit

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HuffPo: Lance Armstrong and the Future of Performance Enhancement

Stripped of his seven Tour de France cycling titles by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for using steroids and blood doping, Lance Armstrong is the latest athlete to be tainted by charges of using banned substances. Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds

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NYT: Genes Now Tell Doctors Secrets They Can’t Utter

In laboratories around the world, genetic researchers using tools that are ever more sophisticated to peer into the DNA of cells are increasingly finding things they were not looking for, including information that could make a big difference to an

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Innovation or Bioterrorism?

In late 2011, a panel of government scientists urged the journals Science and Nature to conceal details of certain research on bird flu, responding to fears of potential for bioterrorism. Recently, in February 2012, Prof. Lipsitch participated in a panel at

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