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A closer look at Alabama's IVF ruling
Published Feb 27, 2024
The ruling that frozen embryos are children could set the stage for a national fetal personhood law, but restricting IVF is generally unpopular, Hopkins bioethicist Ruth Faden says
The bioethics of boosters
Published Sept 15, 2021
Ethicist Ruth Faden urges wealthy nations to exercise restraint with COVID-19 vaccine boosters until more people around the world get their first doses
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
20 years after ACHRE
Published Oct 5, 2016
Symposium explores ethical fallout of government-sponsored radiation experiments conducted on unsuspecting citizens
Pregnancy and public health
Published April 15, 2016
Group to develop guidelines for inclusion of pregnant women in public health research
Faden to step down at Berman Institute
Published Sept 25, 2015
Longtime director, who was driving force in establishment of universitywide institute in 1995, will remain at JHU as professor of biomedical ethics
A life full of injustices
Published May 7, 2015
What is unjust about what happened to Freddie Gray goes far beyond what happened on April 12
No consent required
Published Feb 21, 2014
Patient consent to health research not always necessary, leading bioethicists say / Berman Institute
Stranger than fiction
Dose of reality for filmmakers
Published Oct 17, 2013
Bioethicists talk to Hollywood writers, producers, directors about injecting reality into medical shows / NPR
Are all calories equal?
Published Jan 18, 2013
Ruth Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, argues that a new Coke ad is misleading and unethical /