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11/20/2017 - 11:04pm
In this episode we discuss the prospect of designer babies. As genetic engineering and reproductive technologies continue to advance, parents are likely to gain unprecedented control over their offspring. We discuss some of the recent progress in germ line engineering and speculate about the degree of manipulation that might be possible in the near term. But perhaps more importantly, we discuss some of the ethical and policy implications of such advances. Will designer babies pave the way for a healthier and happier society or are we in for a more dystopian outcome?
11/20/2017 - 9:20pm

The next POLST MN Steering Committee meeting is Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the office of the Minnesota Medical Association. 

Janet Silversmith ...

11/20/2017 - 9:20pm

The next POLST MN Steering Committee meeting is Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the office of the Minnesota Medical Association. 

We welcome a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders. If you would like to participate, please...

11/20/2017 - 10:02am

Travis N. Rieder, the assistant director of education initiatives at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, a Hopkins research center, shared his personal experiences with opioids at the event

11/20/2017 - 8:50am

Anthony W. Deering, a longtime Baltimore civic and business leader and an emeritus member of the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine boards of trustees, died Friday. He was 72

11/20/2017 - 8:45am

Even in professions known for acute emotional stress, workers aren't always taught the skills needed to cope, says Cynda Rushton, a professor of clinical ethics and nursing and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University

11/20/2017 - 8:38am

Hurricanes Maria and Irma devastated Puerto Rico, a major area for drug-manufacturing plants, causing shortages of many drugs, including cancer and HIV drugs. The storms have also exacerbated the shortage of saline bags that started in 2014. With comments from our Yoram Unguru

11/20/2017 - 8:38am
I will be discussing my new manuscript at Harvard Law at 5:00 p.m. today - "From Informed Consent to Shared Decision Making: How Patient Decision Aids Can Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Medical Liability Risk." 
11/20/2017 - 8:38am

I will be discussing my new manuscript at Harvard Law at 5:00 p.m. today - "From Informed Consent to Shared Decision Making: How Patient Decision Aids Can Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Medical Liability Risk." 

11/20/2017 - 6:00am

November 20, 2017 5-7 PM Hauser Hall, Room 104 Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA “From Informed Consent to Shared Decision Making: How Patient Decision Aids Can Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Medical Liability Risk.”  Download the presentation here. … Continue reading →