The Future of Health Law and Policy:
The Petrie-Flom Center’s 10th Anniversary Conference Celebration

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

The Petrie-Flom Center is celebrating its first decade and kicking off the next by looking at the f...

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Canaries in the Coal Mine:
People with Disabilities and Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis

Monday, February 22, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Room B015
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

A lecture by Tom Shakespeare

About the Speaker

Tom Shakespeare is Senior Lecturer at Norwich...

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New Online Tools Offer Path to Lower Drug Prices

New York Times, February 9, 2016
by Katie Thomas

Americans have come to rely on their smartphones to help them do seemingly everything, like hailing...

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Exclusive: FDA preps crackdown on stem cell clinics peddling unproven treatments

STAT, February 8, 2016
by Usha Lee McFarland

LOS ANGELES — Federal regulators are preparing to crack down on scores of clinics a...

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NAM Releases Report on Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

Bill of Health Blog, February 3, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the Part II post: 
 
My last post was a summary of the NAM’s Reco...
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Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says

NPR, February 3, 2016
by Rob Stein

Would it be ethical for scientists to try to create babies that have genetic material from three di...

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Scientists get ‘gene editing’ go-ahead:

BBC News, February 1, 2016
by James Gallagher

It is the first time a country has considered the DNA-altering technique in embryos and approved it.

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Does it break the law to charge a lot for a cure?

The Incidental Economist Blog, January 28, 2016
by Nicolas Bagley, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article:

[...] Talk about sending the wrong signals about what sorts of drugs we value mo...

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Anti-Abortion Groups Join Battles Over Frozen Embryos

New York Times, January 19, 2016
by Tamar Lewin

[...] As scientific advances have made frozen embryos common, they have brought new complicati...

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“FDA in the 21st Century: A Panel Discussion”:

MAGI, May 2, 2016, 8:30 - 10:00 AM
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

On Monday, May 2, 2016, from 8:30 to 10:00am, Petrie-Flom Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch...

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Symposium on “Ethical Risk Assessment in Biomedical Big Data”

Organised by the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, in association with the Brocher Foundation., March 14-15, 2016
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Please register via the event website.

Description

In biomedical research, the analysis of large...

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Why Preventing Cancer Is Not the Priority in Drug Development

The Upshot, New York Times, December 28, 2015
by Austin Frakt, citing Ben Roin (former Academic Fellow and Faculty Co-Director)

From the article: 

Most people would agree that it would be better to prevent cancer, if...

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Big Pharma, the game, makes it “easy to be villainous”

STAT, November 11, 2015
by Ike Swetlitz, referencing Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

Excerpt from Article:

[...] While Wicksteed made the game for the general public, the scientific a...

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Neuroethics Seminar: Brain Hacking to Boost Your A-Game:
The Ethics of Cognitive Enhancement in Gaming and Competition

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Armenise Building, D Amphitheatre
Harvard Medical School, 210 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA

Event Description

This event was free and open to the public. 

Personal enhancement isn'...

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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

Description 

Increasingly, knowledge from biology and neuroscience allows us to identify biol...

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Regulating Secrecy

Washington Law Review, 2015 (Forthcoming)
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

Abstract:      


Regulation interacts with intellectual-property exc...

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Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Postdoctoral Fellowship
McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University

Deadline: December 7, 2015

For 2016-2017, we seek up to three new postdoctoral fellows.

We welcome candidates with substantia...

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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

Description

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

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Call for Applications: OneStart Accelerator Programme

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Call for Applications: OneStart Accelerator Programme
OneStart, London & Boston

Deadline: December 01, 2015

Translate your research into the real world.

Join us at our official Boston Launch Night to learn...

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Innovations in Health Law and Policy: Regulatory Challenges and Strategies for Change Conference

UNH School of Law, October 26, 2015
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)

Innovations in Health Law and Policy: Regulatory Challenges and Strategies for Change

When: Monday...

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Seeing Consciousness:
The Promise and Perils of Brain Imaging in Disorders of Consciousness

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Armenise Building, D Amphitheatre
Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA

Event Description

Modern neuroimaging technology such as functional MRI can now sometimes detect c...

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Law and Neuroscience

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd Edition), 2015
by Owen D. Jones and Matthew R. Ginther

This encyclopedia entry discusses how the intersection of perennial legal questions and new neurosc...

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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

At this event, faculty, colleagues, and students with shared interests in health law policy, biotec...

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How Patent Law Can Block Even Lifesaving Drugs

New York Times, September 28, 2015
by Austin Frakt, quoting Benjamin Roin (Former Faculty Co-Director & Academic Fellow; Current Affiliated Faculty)

From the article:

To see evidence of this, just look at the behavior of pharmaceutical firms. When...

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How Prescription Drugs Get So Wildly Expensive

WIRED, September 23, 2015
by Nick Stockton, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article:

[...] With all that in mind, here’s the important question: Is S...

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FDA in the 21st Century:

Columbia University Press, September 2015
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), eds.

Just out from Columbia University Press, FDA in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges...

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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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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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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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