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STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN ETHICS PRIZE FIRST-PLACE WINNER By August Kublin In recent decades, there has been a significant increase in biomedical research being conducted in developing countries. Institutes like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the US National Institutes of Health have begun funding medical research in numerous countries in Africa and other […]

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Politics Justice Department preparing for Mueller report in coming days “Regulations call for Mueller to submit to the attorney general a confidential explanation as to why he decided to charge certain individuals, as well as who else he investigated and why he decided not to charge those people. The regulations then call for the attorney […]

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STUDENT VOICES By Elizabeth Andersen Originally named ‘medicine babies,’ savior babies have been a more recent discovery in the medical world, presenting families with a quick fix to dealing with terminally ill children. In 2015, the Journal of Medical Ethics wrote a piece on ‘Savior Siblings’ and the ethical implications that arise when considered as […]

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STUDENT VOICES By Emma Wonsil “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” – Iowa Congressman Steve King When the New York Times interview that contained King’s quote broke, employees of NBC News received an email from their standards department. In it, they advised staff to avoid using the word […]

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The Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI), now in its eighth year, is a training grant sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Each year, early career investigators across various fields receive research ethics training under principal investigator Dr. Celia Fisher. RETI fellows also conduct studies focused on ethical issues […]

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  Climate Change Ethics Death toll rises to 56 in California wildfires “The death toll from the wildfires burning in Northern and Southern California has risen to 56 people, authorities announced, making it the deadliest wildfire in a century. An additional 287 people have been assigned to comb through the rubble for bodies, authorities told […]

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According to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s August report, over 300 Catholic priests there sexually abused children over seven decades while the Catholic Church continued to protect its clergy. Instances such as this prompted the topic of panelists at the What Happened? Why? What Now? Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church lecture on Monday, October […]

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