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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
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
Two centuries of Frankenstein
Published Oct 29, 2018
Experts from Johns Hopkins discuss the issues raised by Mary Shelley's groundbreaking novel
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
Horsepox synthesis raises questions for science
Published July 11, 2017
Director of JHU's Center for Health Security discusses the implications of this ominous research breakthrough
20 years after ACHRE
Published Oct 5, 2016
Symposium explores ethical fallout of government-sponsored radiation experiments conducted on unsuspecting citizens
Baby, it's hot outside
Published Aug 19, 2016
Bioethicist Travis Rieder discusses the morality of having children in the age of global warming / NPR
Berman Institute program wins $4M grant
Published May 23, 2016
Funding will support continued study of the complex implications of genomic research / Berman Institute of Bioethics
Health care ethics
Kass to help oversee landmark NIH study
Published March 8, 2016
Study aims to determine how to best utilize electronic medical records, genetic data to improve health care
Medical ethics
In short supply
Published Feb 3, 2016
Drug shortages force doctors to make difficult ethical decisions