SAVE THE DATE!: 2016 Annual Conference:
Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics

Saturday, May 07, 2016
Conferences
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Mark your calendars for the Petrie-Flom Center's 2016 Annual Conference! Check back here for up...

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The National Security Implications of the Genetics Revolution

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
TBD
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

More information will be available soon. Check back here!

Panelists:

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Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium will feature leading experts discussin...

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Moral Bioprediction, Bioenhancement, and the Law:
A Lecture by Julian Savulescu

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Pound Hall, Room 102
Harvard Law School, 1536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Increasingly, knowledge from biology and neuroscience allows us to identify biological states that...

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Synthetic Biology:
Science, Policy, and Ethics

Thursday, October 08, 2015 4:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Harkness South Dining Room (205)
Harvard Law School, Casperson Student Center, Cambridge, MA

Synthetic biology, "which aims to apply standardized engineering techniques to biology and thereby...

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2015 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Open House

Monday, September 28, 2015 5:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
HLS Pub, Wasserstein Hall, 1st floor
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Come learn more about what the Petrie-Flom Center does and how you can get involved at this ga...

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After A Divorce, What Happens To A Couple’s Frozen Embryos?

NPR, August 22, 2015
by Jennifer Ludden

Soon after their wedding, Dr. Mimi Lee and Stephen Findley decided to create five embryos. Lee had...

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‘Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning’

NPR, August 17, 2015
by April Dembosky

[...] The brain networks that control multitasking overlap with networks that control working memor...

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Bill Gates And 13 Other Investors Pour $120 Million Into Revolutionary Gene-Editing Startup

Forbes, August 10, 2015
by Matthew Herper

Four years ago, the protein called CRISPR-Cas9, an enzyme that bacteria use to attack viruses that...

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Complexifying Commodification, Consumption, ART, and Abortion

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics , July 2015, Vol. 43, Issue 2
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract: 

This commentary on Madeira's paper complicates the relationships between commo...

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Princeton Journal of Bioethics: Call for Papers

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Princeton Journal of Bioethics: Call for Papers

Deadline: August 31, 2015

The Princeton Journal of Bioethics is currently soliciting articles for its 2015-2016 issue.

We ar...

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Bionic eye implant world first

BBC News, July 21, 2015
by Fergus Walsh

Surgeons in Manchester have performed the first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most commo...

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How Champion-Pony Clones Have Transformed the Game of Polo

Vanity Fair, August 2015
by Haley Cohen, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: 

[...] In horses, as in other species, certain experiences and conditions c...

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Siren Song Of Tech Lures New Doctors Away From Medicine

NPR, July 19, 2015
by Christina Farr

Even as a young child, Amanda Angelotti dreamed about becoming a doctor.

But by her third year at...

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Pregnant Women Get More Ultrasounds, Without Clear Medical Need:

Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2015
by Kevin Helliker

[...] In 2014, usage in the U.S. of the most common fetal-ultrasound procedures averaged 5.2 p...

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Black Box Medicine

Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 28, No. 2 Spring 2015
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus)

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus Nicholson Price, now an Assistant Professor at the&nb...

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More than meets the IRB: On human subjects research and regulation: perspectives on the future

More Than Meets the IRB Podcast , May 2015, No. 11
by Holly F. Lynch (Executive Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Michael Leary

In this eleventh installment of “More Than Meets the IRB,” we talk with I. Glenn Cohen...

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This is Your Brain on Human Rights: Moral Enhancement and Human Rights

Law and Ethics of Human Rights, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-41 (2015) Symposium, Human Rights and Human Minds, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new paper on the use of moral enhacement t...

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Fall 2015 Course: Drug Product Liability Litigation

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Fall 2015 Course: Drug Product Liability Litigation
Harvard Law School

Deadline: Waitlist processing will run from Monday, May 18, 2015 through Friday, June 26, 2015.

Drug Product Liability Litigation

Mr. Peter Grossi
Fall 2015 Course
Meets: T, W 5:00pm - 7:00..
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Innovation Law and Policy:

U. C. Davis Law Review, Forthcoming 2016
by Rachel E. Sachs

Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs has a new article forthcoming in 2016 on law and the future of pers...

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NOW ONLINE: I. Glenn Cohen Discusses Modern Fertility Technologies and Benefits

Chronicle (WCVB/ABC Boston), April 13, 2015
by Shayna Seymour, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Show Abstract: The birds and the bees are still important – but today's couples eage...

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Are trade secrets delaying biosimilars?

Science, April 10, 2015
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus) and Arti K. Rai

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus Nicholson Price, now an Assistant Professor at the Un...

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Transatlantic Lessons in Regulation of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy:

Science, April 10, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), with Eli Adashi and Julian Savulescu

Cambridge, Mass., April 9, 2015 – A paper forthcoming on Friday in Science discusses the regu...

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Trio contrast approaches taken by Britain versus the US concerning mitochondrial replacement therapy

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
by Bob Yirka, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

Glenn Cohen, with Harvard University, Julian Savulescu, with the University of Oxford and Eli Adash...

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Is UK evaluation of reproductive tech a model for US?

MedicalXpress, April 10, 2015
by David Orenstein, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.

When the United Kingdom resoundingly approved mitochondrial replacement therapy in Februa...

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“My Body, My Bank”

Texas Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 4, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:      

This essay reviews Kara Swanson’s "Banking on...

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Families Matter:
Ethically, Legally, and Clinically

Friday, March 20, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Program

We often talk, in bioethics, about individual autonomy. Yet our most challenging ethi...

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Clinical Trial Recruitment: Problems, Misconceptions, and Possible Solutions,

Petrie-Flom Center, February 5, 2015

On January 19 - 21, 2015, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethic...

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Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 30, 2015 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Couldn't make it in person? Check out the individual sessions in the videos linked above!

The...

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The Future of Personalized Medicine

Hosted by The Future Society at the Harvard Kennedy School, January 28, 2015
by Rachel E. Sachs

On January 28, 2015, Academic Fellow Rachel E. Sachs spoke to the Future Society at the Harvard Ken...

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Outbreak: Developing New Medical Products for Epidemics,
A lecture by Peter Hutt

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Hauser Hall 102
1575 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Video of the lecture and following discussion are available online.

The recent outbreak of Ebola h...

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First biosimilar drug set to enter US market:

Nature, January 13, 2015
by Heidi Ledford, quoting W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

[...] The FDA is expected to make a final decision by May. But even as Sandoz prepares to sell its...

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The Changing Regulation of Laboratory-Developed Tests:

Genomic Medicine Case Conference (GMCC) at Massachusetts General Hospital, November 14, 2014
by Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

On November 14, 2014, Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs delivered a talk on the topic of the FDA&rs...

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2015 - 2017 Animal Law Academic Fellowship

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2015 - 2017 Animal Law Academic Fellowship
Animal Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School

Deadline: January 19, 2015

The Animal Law Academic Fellowship is a two-year full-time residential program designed to ide...

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Law and Ethics of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Room 3018
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center hosted a discussion of the issues surrounding noninvasive prenatal testing (...

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Regulating the Organ Market: Normative Foundations for Market Regulation

Social Science Research Network, November 03, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:      

Should organs for transplant be bought and sold? The...

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Emerging Issues and New Frontiers for FDA Regulation

Monday, October 20, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Washington, DC

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law...

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Freezing Eggs to Put off Pregnancy - Clever Business Move but Not Magic Bullet: Experts

Ria Novosti, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), October 20, 2014

From the article:

[...] Although companies consider their offer to freeze eggs to be a benefit for...

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Organs Without Borders? Allocating Transplant Organs, Foreigners, and the Importance of the Natio…

Social Science Research Network, October 19, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:      

Most of the discussion of market or non-market forms...

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​Nudging the FDA

The American Interest, October 17, 2014
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus) and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

[...] The FDA’s regulation of drugs is frequently the subject of poli...

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Egg freezing message: Lean in, and save the kids for later

The Boston Globe, October 16, 2014
by Joanna Weiss, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

[...] Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School, worries that an egg-freezi...

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Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Start-Ups
(followed by Petrie-Flom's 2014 Open House)

Monday, October 06, 2014 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
1585 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd floor, Cambridge, MA

New healthcare start-ups face a range of legal and ethical challenges as they develop new products...

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I. Glenn Cohen and Holly F. Lynch (eds.): Human subjects research regulation: perspectives on the…

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, September 26, 2014
by Lydia Stewart Ferreira (Visiting Scholar)

Human Subjects Research (HSR) is an annual $10 billion dollar global activity. While there is conse...

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A Fuller Picture of Organ Markets

The American Journal of Bioethics, September 17, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: 

[...] A different problem with the reliance on the Iranian data is th...

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An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Controversial Health Issues

PBS.org, September 9, 2014
by Tavis Smiley, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In an interview with PBS.org, Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen, sat down with Tavis Smiley to d...

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UCLA, Harvard Law Schools launch joint annual conference on food law and policy

Harvard Law Today, August 8, 2014

From the article:

UCLA School of Law and Harvard Law School have announced the inauguration of the...

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FDA Regulation of Mobile Health Technologies

NEJM, July 24, 2014
by Nathan G. Cortez, J.D., I. Glenn Cohen, J.D., and Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has published a new co-authored article in the New Engl...

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Call for Submissions: Journal of Law and the Biosciences

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Call for Submissions: Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Deadline: Rolling admission.

Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) is actively soliciting original manuscripts, response...

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Ethics Research

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Ethics Research
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Deadline: Open until filled.

Position Start Date: As negotiated with the successful applicant.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or other t...

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Inquisitive Nashville teen finds her egg donor mom

USA Today, June 5, 2014
by Heidi Hall, featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Originally published as "Nashville teen finds her egg donor mom," The Tennesseean (June 5...

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Three Positions in Ethics of Technology

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Three Positions in Ethics of Technology
3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology in the Netherlands

Deadline: June 10, 2014

We are looking for three talented PhD students for projects in the areas of:

  • Technology &...

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Delaying Pregnancy and Parenthood:

The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health, May 21, 2014
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In a new report, the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC has confirmed that the a...

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What (If Anything) Is Wrong with Human Enhancement? What (If Anything) Is Right with It?

Tulsa Law Review, vol. 49, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:  Should human enhancement be prohibited? Subsidized? Mandated? Taxed? 

This ar...

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The Presumption Against Expensive Health Care Consumption

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 49, Forthcoming, 2014
by Christopher T. Robertson (Affiliate Faculty)

This essay, as part of a symposium in honor of Professor Einer Elhauge, starts with his recognition...

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Welcome 2014-2016 Academic Fellow Rachel Sachs!

Petrie-Flom Center, April 17, 2014

The Petrie-Flom Center is pleased to announce the new 2014-2016 Academic Fellow, Rachel Sachs. ...

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Make it Work!:

Harvard Law Review 128, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Co-Director)

This short essay is part of a Harvard Law Review Symposium honoring Justice Breyer on his 20th Year...

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Health Law Workshop: Hank Greely

Monday, March 24, 2014 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2013-2014
Hauser 105
1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Download excerpts from Hank Greely's new book, The End of Sex: The Future of Human Reprodu...

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2014-2015 Student Fellowship Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Petrie-Flom Center, Deadline: May 19, 2014, 9:00am

The Center and Student Fellowship.  The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotech...

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An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Law and Bioscience

OUP Blog, March 14, 2014

There are huge changes taking place in the world of biosciences, and whether it's new discoveri...

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The “Problem” with the European Problem/Solution Approach to Inventive Step

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, Wegner's Writings, February 24, 2014
by Harold C. Wegner, reviewing Timo Minssen (Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar)

From the review: Patent applicants seeking to gain global patent protection beyond their home...

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Patent Trolling:

by Robin Feldman and W. Nicholson Price II (Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow)

Abstract:

Patent trolls — also known variously as non-practicing entities, patent assertion...

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Will your clothing spy on you?:

Fortune, February 13, 2014
by David Whitford, on I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

[...] Like it or not, we have entered the era of assumed ubiquitous snooping, and we have not begun...

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Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 31, 2014 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B & C
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Watch Event Recordings

Video of this conference is now available at online! (See below for links to specific panels.)

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Ethics and Ontology in Deep Brain Stimulation

Neuroscience, January 30, 2014
by Michael J. Young (Petrie-Flom Student Fellow)

Rapid advancements in the fields of neurology and neuroscience over the past decade have enabled un...

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The Ethicist’s and the Lawyer’s New Clothes:

Radcliffe Institute Science Lecture Series, 5:00pm
by I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | 5 PM
Sheerr Room, Fay House
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

From...

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Petrie-Flom Center Seeks Harvard Law School Student Interns for Winter/Spring 2014

by Petrie-Flom Center

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is...

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Legal Aspects of Biobanking as Key Issues for Personalized Medicine & Translational Exploitation

by Timo Minssen (Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar) and Jens Schovsbo

Abstract: This perspective-article provides an overview on selected legal aspects of biobankin...

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NEW BOOK: Science and Technology in International Economic Law:

Routledge, 2014
by Bryan Mercurio and Kuei-Jung Ni (Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar), editors

Science and technology plays an increasingly important role in the continued development of interna...

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Health Law Workshop: Christopher Robertson

Monday, December 02, 2013 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2013-2014
Hauser 105
1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Professor Roberts's readings, "Scaling Cost-Sharing to Wages" and "A Presumption agai...

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Announcing the New Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Oxford University Press, Forthcoming 2014
by Petrie-Flom Center and HLS, Duke University, and Stanford University

The Petrie-Flom Center and Harvard Law School are delighted to announce our partnership with Duke U...

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Health Law Workshop: Aaron Kesselheim

Monday, November 18, 2013 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2013-2014
Hauser 105
1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Professor Kesselheim's paper, "Do March-In Rights Protect Public Interests in Medical Products...

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Health and Food Law Opportunities at Harvard Law School

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 3019
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

1Ls and 2Ls will have the opportunity to learn more about different classes and extracurricular act...

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Pharma manufacturing woes dog industry

Chemistry World, October 23, 2013
by Sarah Moulton, quoting W. Nicholson Price II

[...] While many of these problems arise from quality control failures, according to Nicholson...

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Chris Hansen on “Dis-Owning Nature: The BRCA Gene Patents and the Supreme Court”

Program on Science, Technology, & Society at HKS, November 12, 2013
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen as a discussant

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Chris Hansen joined the ACLU in 1973. He spent 10 years at the NYCLU specializin...

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HLS Panel Discusses Gene Patents

The Harvard Crimson, September 24, 2013
by Andrew Ma

"Panelists at Monday’s discussion about the recent Supreme Court decision against gene patent...

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At Harvard Law School, a panel ponders the effects of the Court’s ruling on gene patenting

Spotlight at Harvard Law School, October 3, 2013
by Dick Dahl

Experts in the fields of law, science, and technology gathered at Harvard Law School Sept. 23 for a...

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Apply for 2014 Petrie-Flom Academic Fellowship

PURPOSE: The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics is an inte...

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Petrie-Flom Center Annual Open House

Monday, September 23, 2013 6:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Austin West Rotunda, Harvard Law School
1515 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Come learn more about what the Petrie-Flom Center does and how you can get involved at this gatheri...

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Gene Patenting, the Supreme Court’s Myriad Decision, and the Future of Biotechnology:
A Panel Discussion

Monday, September 23, 2013 4:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Austin 100, Harvard Law School
1515 Massachusetts Ave. , Cambridge, MA
Watch Event Recordings

Moderated by Dean Martha Minow of Harvard Law School, this panel will focus on the impact of t...

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Beyond Therapy:

President’s Council on Bioethics, 2003

Written by the President's Council on Bioethics after more than sixteen months of deliberations...

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