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Amy McGuire, J.D, Ph.D.
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Amy McGuire, J.D, Ph.D., provided a TEDMED talk in September 2014 entitled "There is no Genome for the Human Spirit". The video is now available where she provides a cautionary framework for genomic sequencing that takes into account personal, social and policy consequences.

Read the Q&A with Dr. McGuire on the TEDMED blog.

Special Issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics on Next Generation Sequencing

Clinical Sequencing Research

The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics has just released a special policy issue edited by researchers from the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the Center for Medical Technology Policy.  The research team led by Center Director, Dr. Amy McGuire, J.D., Ph.D., addresses a wide range of policy topics regarding the clinical integration of next generation sequencing including FDA regulation, intellectual property issues, legal challenges and questions, and proprietary databases.  

Read the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics special issue.

Read the full press release.

Dr. Blumenthal-Barby Blogs on Bioethics.net

Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D.

In this post, "The Philosophical Failing of Bioethics" Dr. Blumenthal-Barby discusses the recent article by  Julian Savulescu arguing that medical ethics is in need of more and better philosophy.

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