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by David Casarett MD MD and Donald I. Abrams MD*
Although medical cannabis has been legalized in 33 states and the District of Columbia, it has not yet gained federal acceptance. …Full Article
by Christopher Thomas Scott, Ph.D. and Cynthia Selin, Ph.D.
In the wake of reports that a Chinese biophysicist, He Jiankui, used a genome editing technology, CRISPR/Cas9, to modify the CCR5 gene in viable human embryos, the criticism from the international scientific and bioethics communities has been swift and unrelenting.…Full Article
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
I recently received an email from a community organization which asked the following question: “Are there any ethical issues with our community health plan selling its medical records to a private company?” This is not an example of a new occurrence.…Full Article
This blog post will appear in a future issue of the American Journal of Bioethics
by Nita Farahany, JD, PhD; Saheel Chodavadia; and Sara H.…Full Article
This post can also be found as the November 2018 editorial in the American Journal of Bioethics.
by Alonzo L.…Full Article
The following post can also be found in the October 2018
issue of the American Journal of Bioethics.
by Ariadne Nichol and David Magnus, Ph.D.…Full Article
by Jeffrey P. Kahn, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Anna C. Mastroianni, J.D., M.P.H.
National Institutes of Health Director (NIH) Francis S. Collins and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently co-authoreda New England Journal of Medicinecommentary suggesting that special oversight of gene transfer research in humans was no longer necessary.…Full Article
by Jason N. Batten, Bonnie O. Wong, William F. Hanks & David Magnus
This issue of the American Journal of Bioethics features a target article by Blumenthal-Barby and Ubel that focuses on patients who are unrealistically optimistic, in denial, or self-deceived.…Full Article
by John D. Lantos, Ph.D
The impassioned and well-reasoned essays in this edition of the journal all agree with two claims: (1) children have moral claims that should be protected and recognized, and (2) we need ongoing discussions on how to determine and weigh the interests of children when we make decisions for them.…Full Article
This post is shared from the July 2018 issue of the American Journal of Bioethics.
by Hilary Mabel, Ruth M.…Full Article