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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.

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Medical Ethicist Discusses Conjoined Twins And Other Challenging Treatment Decisions

Dr. Laurence McCullough

Dr. Laurence McCullough speaks to Houston Public Media on the complex ethical issues involving the separation of conjoined twins at Texas Children's Hospital.

Read the article on Houston Public Media

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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