Ethics News

Study to explore ethics of deep brain stimulation in kidsOct 1, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have been awarded $1.73 million to study the psychosocial risks and benefits of pediatric deep brain stimulation.
Grant to fund research on future of human genome editingAug 29, 2019
A NIH grant will allow a research team from Baylor College of Medicine and Arizona State University to evaluate how to responsibly govern human genome editing and technologies in the future.
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.