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bioethics

An epidemic's electronic eyes
Published Fall 2020
Digital tools offer promise and prompt ethical dilemmas during the COVID-19 pandemic, launching a complex new future for public health surveillance. Are we ready for it? / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Contact tracing
An epidemic's electronic eyes
Published Sept 9, 2020
Digital tools offer promise and prompt ethical dilemmas during the COVID-19 pandemic, launching a complex new future for public health surveillance. Are we ready for it?
Q+A
Distributing a COVID-19 vaccine raises complex ethical issues
Published July 1, 2020
Bioethicist Ruth Faden says a vaccine is no 'silver bullet' for ending the pandemic—once a vaccine is developed, complex questions of distribution and access arise
Q+A
The ethical challenges of digital contact tracing
Published May 26, 2020
Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, discusses the ethical considerations of using digital technologies for public health surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic
Q+A
The complex ethics of reopening America
Published May 26, 2020
Bioethicist Justin Bernstein explores the many considerations that should factor into decisions about how and when to relax social distancing measures
Q+A
Examining clinician burnout in health industries
Published Dec 26, 2019
Cynda Hylton Rushton shares insights about the issues that contribute to the burnout of health care providers
Berman Institute
Bioethicist sounds alarm on 'worst-case scenario' drug shortage
Published Nov 22, 2019
Hematologist/oncologist Yoram Unguru helped raise awareness recently when a pharmaceutical company stopped producing a widely used pediatric cancer drug
Intersession
Lulu, Nana, and 'Gattaca'
Published Jan 17, 2019
Students debate the ethical issues surrounding the recent birth of genetically altered twins who were designed to be HIV-resistant
#Frankenstein200
Two centuries of Frankenstein
Published Oct 29, 2018
Experts from Johns Hopkins discuss the issues raised by Mary Shelley's groundbreaking novel
Bioethics
Experimental fetal therapy needs trial testing, bioethicists say
Published Dec 13, 2017
Amnioinfusion therapy could aid lung development in fetuses that do not develop kidneys