Ethics News

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.
Grant funds study of ethics of adaptive deep brain stimulationOct 24, 2017
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy been awarded a grant in order to identify and evaluate the ethical, legal and social concerns with adaptive deep brain stimulation technologies.
Reducing time between research evidence, clinical practiceOct 18, 2017
Researchers seek to develop a framework for implementing research into clinical practice in a timelier manner.
Ethical clash between health information, genomic databasesMay 12, 2017
Legal and ethical conflict exists between individuals’ right to access their personal health information and the protection of these trade secrets, as examined by a group of ethicists from Baylor.
Center for Medical Ethics awarded grant for Zika policy toolkitFeb 22, 2017
The Texas Medical Center has awarded the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy a grant to develop policymaking strategies focused on Zika.
Questions surround newborn sequencing in clinical settingJan 25, 2017
A national consortium of researchers, including Baylor College of Medicine, is studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.
Baylor ethics director honored with Women on the Move awardNov 16, 2016
Dr. Amy McGuire, director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, was honored as one of the 2016 Women on the Move by Texas Executive Women.