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Insider - Aug. 29 2022
7 tell-tale red flags of medical gaslighting and how it can lead to a horrifying misdiagnosis

Salon - July, 23 2022
A stranger, twisted and bleeding on the sidewalk. What would you have done?

NEJM Journal Watch - July 20, 2022
Why are young internists flocking to the hospitalist practice style? Clinical Conversations hosts a roundtable to tackle this question - July 1, 2022
What doctors need to know about physician health programs [Podcast]

Hastings Center - June 21, 2022
Veterinarians Often Provide Futile Care. Doing So Comes at a Cost

Boston Globe - June 18, 2022
It’s painfully difficult to access psychiatric care - June 8, 2022
The extortion of physicians: If doctors don’t pay up they don’t work

Greenwall Foundation - June 2022
FSP Alum Amy McGuire to Chair Faculty Scholars Program Committee

Relias Media - May 1, 2022
More Patients Are Refusing Discharge

Medpage - April 25, 2022
What Happens When NFT Enthusiast Docs Try to Sell a New Form of Healthcare?

Slate - April 13, 2022
Ambulance Raises an Important Point About Ambulances

Scientific American - April 13, 2022
Some Medical Ethicists Endorse NFTs—Here’s Why

Genetic Literary Project - April 13
Where should society draw ethical lines for experimental CRISPR gene therapies that appear able to cure diseases?

WalletHub - April 4, 2022
2022's Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America

STAT - March 22, 2022
The case for decriminalizing the street sale of buprenorphine

American Society of Human Genetics blog - March 3, 2022
Inside AJHG: A Chat with Christi Guerrini

UPI - March 1, 2022
Consumer genetic testing kits often reveal unknown relatives

U.S. News - Feb. 22, 2022
Gene Tests Often Reveal Unknown Relatives

Jerusalem Post - Feb. 5, 2022
Could NFTs be used for personal health information exchange? - study

Fast Company - Feb. 4, 2022
It’s not just art: NFTs could revolutionize healthcare, bioethicists say

KRPC Houston Newsmakers - Jan. 30, 2022
Houston Newsmakers: Baylor College of Medicine prepares to host TEDx Talk

STAT - Jan. 27, 2022
Patchwork system for rationing a Covid drug sends immunocompromised patients on a ‘Hunger Games hunt’

Washington Post - Jan. 19, 2022
Opinion: Should researchers deliberately infect people with COVID?

Medscape - Jan. 4, 2022 
Medical Miracles, Doctors Disagree

USA Today - Jan. 2, 2022 
I tested positive for COVID. Do I have to tell people? How do I tell them?

AAMC - Dec. 2, 2021
The future of CRISPR is now

The Advocate - Nov. 6, 2021
After body of Louisiana WWII vet dissecting for paying audience, ethical, legal questions abound

AAMC - Oct. 26, 2021
The cost of being unvaccinated is rising — will people be willing to pay the price?

Medscape - Sept. 24, 2021
Top Questions Answered About COVID Boosters for Your Patients

The Atlantic - Sept. 13, 2021
Booster Shots Is it Ethical to Get an Illicit One Now

Authority Magazine - Sept. 13, 2021
Dr. Faith Fletcher Of The Baylor College Of Medicine: In Light Of The Pandemic, Here Are The 5 Things We Need To Do To Improve The US Healthcare System

STAT - Aug. 23, 2021
Can parents handle finding out their newborn is at higher risk of certain diseases? A small study suggests they can

Huff Post - Aug. 18, 2021
3 Myths About COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates That Need To Go Away

The Regulatory Review: Aug. 18, 2021
The HIPAA Right of Access and Data Sharing

Science - Aug. 2, 2021
Controversy flares over informing research subjects about ‘incidental’ genetic findings

Hastings Center - July 16, 2021
Covid Doesn’t Justify Cutting Corners on Medical Interpretation

Scientific American - July 12, 2021
A New Era of Designer Babies May Be Based on Overhyped Science

STAT - June 1, 2021
Researchers raise concerns about using genetic risk scores to pick ‘healthier’ embryos
 Well + Good - May 26, 2021
I’m an Epidemiologist, and This Is Who Should Be Required To Get Vaccinated’

Los Angeles Times - May 26, 2021
A startup says it helps parents pick healthier embryos. Experts say it’s not that simple

Clinical Research News - May 12, 2021
Pragmatic Clinical Trials Need Their Own Set Of Rules

AFAR - April 27, 2021
The Ethics of Vaccinated Travel

Severance Mag - April 23, 2021
The Emotional Life of Donor Conceived People

MIT Technology Review - April 21, 2021
This spit test promises to tell couples their risk of passing on common diseases

NPR - April 18, 2021
OPINION: Doctors Should Be More Candid With Their Patients

National Geographic - April 16, 2021
Why annual COVID-19 boosters may become the norm

LA Times - April 13, 2021 
Column: Why spend billions for Ancestry’s DNA data if you don’t plan to use it?

Huff Post - April 7, 2021
Why Everyone Should Get Paid Time Off For The COVID-19 Vaccine

The Wall Street Journal - April 6, 2021
Texas Bans Vaccine Passports

NPR - March 25, 2021
OPINION: 5 Ways To Make The Vaccine Rollout More Equitable

Houston Chronicle - March 19, 2021
They Are Like Gold: The Hunt For Houston's Extra Covid Vaccines Involves Strategy, Ethics And Luck

Wired - March 9, 2021
The Pandemic Can't End While Wealthy Nations Hoard Shots

The Verge - March 9, 2021
Meet Dr. B, the startup promising a better way to distribute leftover vaccines

The Daily Tar Heel - March 8, 2021
A shot in the dark': N.C. vaccine rollout poses questions about ethics and priorities

Huff Post - March 4, 2021
Is it Ethical to Travel Internationally Before The World Is Vaccinated?

VOA - March 3, 2021
Conversando con la VOA - Gabriel Lázaro-Muñoz

NPR – Feb. 24, 2021
High-End Medical Provider Let Ineligible People Skip COVID-19 Vaccine Line

Houston Chronicle – Feb 24, 2021
Want a vaccine at NRG Park's super site? Show up with wheels

Spectrum Local News – Feb. 24, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Tourism is On the Rise. But Should You Try It?

Business Insider – Feb. 23, 2021
Don't deny yourself a vaccine because of guilt or shame around a high BMI. If you're eligible, go for it

NPR - Feb. 6, 2021
Is it Ever OK to Jump Ahead in the Vaccine Line?

Houston Chronicle - Feb. 6, 2021
The key to Boosting COVID Vaccine Trust? Vaccinating Health Care Workers. But only 58 percent are Willing.

Technology Review - Feb. 2, 2021
Is It Sometimes Ok to Jump the Vaccine Queue?

WIRED - Jan. 27, 2021
Ethics of Vaccinating Teachers - and Keeping Schools Closed

STAT News - Jan. 26, 2021
The Biden Harris FDA Should Make Friends with Independent Researchers

The Stem Cell Podcast - Dec. 3, 2020
Stem Cells and Society featuring Dr. Christopher Scott

Houston Chronicle - Sept. 1, 2020
Baylor launches initiative to overcome health disparities for minorities 

TMC News - Aug. 28, 2020
Texas Ethics Consortium created amid COVID-19 pandemic by TMC experts

Journal of Medical Ethics (Blog) - Aug. 10, 2020
We should sit this one out: Why ethicists should not help discuss treatment allocation decisions

Proving our worth: why clinical ethicists should help discuss treatment allocation decisions

Medical Ethics Advisor - Aug. 1, 2020
More Than 300 Clinical Ethicists Have Earned HEC-C Credential 

Nature Medicine - July 21, 2020
Like taking away a part of myself” ― life after a neural implant trial

NPR - July 9, 2020
Planning For End-Of-Life Care Is More Crucial Than Ever. Here's How

TMC - July 2, 2020
Gilead sets price for COVID-19 drug remdesivir

Houston Chronicle - June, 20 2020
Some Houston restaurants won’t say if their employees have COVID-19. And they don’t have to.

The New Yorker - May 18, 2020
The Rogue Experimenters

Bill of Health - May 4, 2020 
COVID-19 is a Perfect Storm of Hardship for US Immigrant Communities

Houston Public Media – April 28, 2020
Experts in business and medical ethics answer your questions about the COVID-19 outbreak

Jewish Herald-Voice - April 16, 2020
Making tough ethical medical decisions in a time of shortages

Houston Chronicle - April 10, 2020
Treatment of COVID-19 patients at Texas City nursing home draws ethical questions

Tampa Bay Times - April 1, 2020
Coronavirus has warped our sense of time

Wired - March 30, 2020
In Crowded Hospitals, Who Will Get Life-Saving Equipment?

Bill of Health - Mar. 12, 2020
Responsibility, culpability, and parental views on genomic testing for seriously ill children

NBC News - Feb. 22 2020
'They lied to us': Mom says police deceived her to get her DNA and charge her son with murder

WYPR 88.1 Baltimore - Jan. 14, 2020
When DNA Testing Delivers A Surprise

Los Angeles Times – Nov. 24, 2019
DNA Genealogical Databases Are a Gold Mine for Police, But With Few Rules and Little Transparency

Popular Science – Nov. 20, 2019
High School Concussion Laws Exist In Every State, But Getting Them On The Field Is A Challenge 

Associated Press – Nov. 12, 2019
Spotlight on Texas’ ’10-Day Rule’ in Life Support Cases

TMC News – Nov. 6, 2019
Let Genetic Counselors Unpack the Results of At-Home DNA Tests

ABA Journal – Nov. 1, 2019
Genealogy Sites Give Law Enforcement a New DNA Sleuthing Tool, But the Battle over Privacy Looms

NBC News – Oct. 25, 2019
Police Were Cracking Cold Cases With A DNA Website. Then The Fine Print Changed

New Scientist – Oct. 24, 2019
Genetic Privacy Attack Could Reveal DNA Secrets from Genealogy Sites

Houston Public Media – Oct. 21, 2019
Gene Editing, And Ask The Veterinarian 

Detroit Free Press – Oct. 17, 2019
Why Parents don’t get a Say about End of Life When a Child Is Brain Dead 

U.S News & World Report – Oct. 4, 2019
What Can You Do What an Anthropology Degree

The Atlantic – Oct. 1, 2019
The Messy Consequences of the Golden State Killer Case

Science Magazine – Sept. 25, 2019
New Federal Rules Limit Police Searches of Family Tree DNA Databases

Futurism – Sept. 25, 2019
Meet the Doctor Who’s Livestreaming Human Autopsies

TMC News - Sept. 3, 2019
Why You Should Talk To A Genetic Counselor Before Using An At-Home DNA test

GenomeWeb - Aug. 29, 2019
Baylor, Arizona State University Nab $1.6M NIH Grant to Develop Genome Editing Governance

Nature - Aug. 21, 2019
Huge US Government Study to Offer Genetic Counseling

Healthline - Aug. 19, 2019
For Some Americans, It’s Actually Cheaper to Fly to Another Country for Treatment

The Kansas City Star - Aug. 18, 2019
Peddling Unproven Treatments, Stem Cell Industry ‘Fleeces,’ Sometimes Harms Patients

STAT - June 4, 2019
Congress Weighs Dropping Ban on Altering DNA of Human Embryos Used for Pregnancies

Genetic Literary Project - June 4, 2019
DNA For the Greater Good: Should The Police Have Access to Consumer DNA Databases? 

Washington Post - May 30, 2019
Let's Change the Rules For Organ Donations -- and Save Lives

HuffPost - May 23, 2019
Why You Should File A Health Care Proxy Form ASAP

Houston Public Media - May 22, 2019
Texas Legislature Hikes Age For Tobacco Use From 18 To 21

New Scientist - May 20, 2019 
DNA Database Opts A Million People Out From Police Searches

STAT News Podcast "The Readout LOUD" - May 16, 2019
Drug Pricing Partisanship, Tech's March Into Health Care, and Tinder For Clinical Trials

Science - May 7, 2019
As Gene Testing Surges, Lawsuits Aren't Far Behind 

FOX 26 - April 22, 2019
Scientists Successfully Revive Brain Cells in Dead Pigs Raising Ethical Questions

Texas State Network/KRLD Dallas - April 17, 2019
Vaccine Exemptions in Texas

The Atlantic - March 29, 2019
A DNA Company Wants You to Help Catch Criminals

The Gainesville Sun - March 20, 2019
Make End-of-life Decisions Before A Medical Crisis

Deseret News - March 5, 2019
Another Reason To Welcome Utah's .05 Percent DUI Law

TMC News - March 4, 2019
Open Secrets: Are We Ready For What DNA Kits Reveal?  

The Salt Lake Tribune - March 4, 2019
Utah's 0.05 DUI Law Limits Individual Liberties, Says Health Scholar, But Is "Ethically Justified." She Says Other States Should Follow Suit

KSL Broadcasting - March 4, 2019
New Study Finds Utah DUI Law 'Not Only Ethically Defensible But Desirable'

Minnesota Star Tribune - Feb. 24, 2019
Should Police Turn to Genealogy Sites to Catch a Long-Sought Killer?

Science Trends - Feb. 21, 2019
Should There Be An Age Limit For Owning A Gun

No Easy Answers in Bioethics Podcast - Feb. 18, 2019
When Patients and Families Express Hope for a Miracle

Houston Public Media - Feb. 14, 2019
How Medical Advances Affect Modern Pursuit Of Parenthood

Bloomberg Law - Feb. 4, 2019 
Beyond Cadavers: Med Students Learn to Dissect Health Policy

TMC News - Feb. 1, 2019
Juul Ad Campaign Targets Adult Smokers 

U.S News & World Report - Jan. 28, 2019 
What a Fellowship Is and Why You Might Want One What a Fellowship Is and Why You Might Want One 

Medscape - Jan. 16, 2019
ACP Ethics Guidance Now Addresses Health Technology

M.D. Alert - Jan. 14, 2019
Updated ACP Ethics Manual Provides 6-Step Approach to Dilemmas 

Houston Chronicle - Dec. 27, 2018
Experimental Treatment for Cardiac Arrest Patients to be Given Without Consent 

Washington Post - Dec. 19, 2018
Should You Send Your Kid's DNA to 23andMe?

Houston Public Media - Dec. 12, 2018
What Frankenstein Can Teach Us About Medical Ethics Today

Houston Chronicle- Dec. 3, 2018
Gene-edited Babies Have Been Born. Now What? [Opinion] 

The Guardian - Dec. 1, 2018
How Taking a Home Genetic Test Could Help Catch a Murderer

TMC News - Nov. 28, 2018
Scientific Experts Respond to Chinese Scientist's Claims of Creating World's First Gene-Edited Babies 

Associated Press - Nov. 27, 2018
Expert Says Gene Editing Has 'Ethical Problems'

Houston Chronicle - Nov. 27, 2018
Chinese Scientist and Houston Professor Claim to Have Created First Gene-Edited Babies 

Houston Public Media - Nov.27, 2018
Genetic Ethics, and Teacher Pay 

Dallas Morning News - Nov. 19, 2018
How Do We Know That Someone Is Dead? 

TMC News - Nov. 5, 2018
Why a Baylor Researcher Told The World About His Mental Illness After Years of Silence

TMC News - Oct. 30, 2018
What Frankenstein Can Teach Clinicians About Patient Care 

GenomeWeb - Oct. 18, 2018
At ASHG, Researchers Discuss Newborn Sequencing's Potential, Challenges for Scaling

Associated Press - Oct. 11, 2018
Study: DNA Websites Cast Broad Net for Identifying People 

Healthcare Analytics News - Oct. 6, 2018 
Privacy Concern or Public Benefit? Police Access to Consumer DNA in Question

National Geographic - Sept. 20, 2018
Octopuses Given Ecstasy for Science--But Is It Ethical? 

Houston Public Media - Sept. 12, 2018
Political Roundup, and the Ethics of Prescribing Painkillers

USA Today - Sept. 11, 2018
Ban Tobacco Sales Until Age 21. It's a Bipartisan Way to Reduce Addiction and Death 

TMC News - Sept. 4, 2018 
Bracing for a Deficit of Doctors 

Medscape - Aug. 31, 2018
HHS HHS Will Review Watchdog Group's Call to Halt 'Risky' Sepsis Trial 

STAT News - July 10, 2018
National Academies Panel Urges Researchers to Routinely Share Test Results with Study Participants

GenomeWeb - June 7, 2018
Limits for Use of Genealogy Databases in Criminal Investigations Must be Legislated, Experts Say

‘The Week in Health Law’ Podcast - June 5, 2018
How the GSK Met his DNA

EthicsLab Podcast - May 26, 2018
Precision Medicine – Its Potential and Questions 

Science Friday - May 4, 2018
After The Golden State Killer, The Ethics Of Genetic Testing After The Golden State Killer, The Ethics Of Genetic Testing