Center faculty and their work are frequently quoted and featured in national, local and trade media.

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

Houston Chronicle - March 1, 2018
Ethicists Call for Lawsuits to Stop For-Profit Stem Cell Therapy

LeapsMag - Jan. 9, 2018 
Deep Brain Stimulation for Mental Illnesses Raises Ethical Concerns

Press Releases

Bioethics lectureship honors Dr. Baruch A. Brody and future philosophy visionariesMay 30, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital and Rice University have come together to found the Baruch A. Brody Lecture, established in his memory.
Ethical concerns of oncology trial-finding appsMay 13, 2019
In a new study, ethics scholar Dr. Stephanie Morain explores a trend of oncology trial recruitment via mobile apps, and what these app companies and consumers need to consider in terms of privacy and data protection
Ethicists propose framework to address trust in medical data sharingApr 17, 2019
Ethicists at Baylor College of Medicine propose harnessing participant engagement to address trustworthiness in medical data sharing.
Study analyzes family leave policies at schools of public healthMar 21, 2019
A new study examines the parental leave, childcare and breastfeeding policies for faculty and staff at the top 25 schools of public health across the country.
Research Day delivers look into health, science policyFeb 27, 2019
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy will host its first-ever Health and Science Policy Research Day on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Ethical argument to lowering legal blood alcohol levelsFeb 21, 2019
In a new paper published in the American Journal of Public Health, Dr. Stephanie Morain examines the idea to lower the legal blood-alcohol-consumption (BAC) level limit and makes an argument for amended legislation in favor of public health and safety.
Plan would make electronic health records more usableFeb 4, 2019
In a recently published paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers suggest a five-point action plan to improve the usability and safety of health information technology moving forward.
Researchers analyze impact of newborn genomic screeningJan 3, 2019
As genomic sequencing becomes increasingly popular and accessible, an effort called the BabySeq Project aims to explore the medical, behavioral, economic and ethical impacts of adding genomic sequencing to the roster of screenings for newborns.
Baylor hosts Update on Alzheimer’s Disease lectureOct 26, 2018
Experts will present the latest in research and information for patients and caregivers at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Nov. 8.
Topics for medical ethics, health policy seminar announcedAug 16, 2018
To help open and foster a dialogue with the broader Houston community, the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy announces the latest installments of its interactive seminar series, The Conversation.
Baylor ethicists discuss key issues facing citizen scienceJul 13, 2018
In a paper published in Science, ethicists at Baylor College of Medicine discuss the credit, control, quality and safety issues faced by citizen scientists.
Ethicists examine law enforcement’s use of genetic databasesJun 8, 2018
While the prospects from direct-to-consumer genetic are exciting, there also has been an emerging trend of law enforcement agencies using these databases to solve crimes and cold cases, raising complex questions about ethics and data access.
Ethicists: access needed after brain implant clinical trialsApr 24, 2018
In new research from Baylor College of Medicine, the ethical questions surrounding what happens to trial participants when these trials end are examined. 
Ethicists explore ways to regulate unproven stem cell therapiesFeb 19, 2018
A new report demonstrates that individual and class action lawsuits from individuals injured by stem cell treatments can be an effective new tool in fighting to crack down on these unproven therapies.