Bioethics and the Law of Reproductive Technology and Genetics:

Harvard Ed Portal, Allston, MA, September 13, 2016

Genetic enhancements. Reproductive technologies. Animal-human hybrids. Through new technologies and...

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Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics:

Petrie-Flom Center, Course begins September 6, 2016. Register now!

Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics

An introduction...

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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
Pound Hall, Room 102
Harvard Law School, 1536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA


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

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Call for Submissions: Journal of Law and the Biosciences


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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Tulsa Law Review special issue honoring Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge

Tulsa Law Review Vol. 49, Issue 3, 2013
by Einer Elhauge (Founding Faculty Director), I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and others

A symposium honoring the work of Petrie-Flom Founding Faculty Director Einer Elhauge has been...

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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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Frances Kamm’s Bioethical Prescriptions:
Book Talk and Panel Discussion

Sunday, March 02, 2014 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
Wasserstein Hall 1019
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

We hosted this book talk and panel discussion for Professor Frances Kamm's latest book, Bi...

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Health Law Workshop: I. Glenn Cohen

Monday, February 17, 2014 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
Hauser 105
1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Professor Cohen's papers, "What (if anything) is Wrong with Human Enhancement? What (if anythin...

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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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The Case Against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering

by Michael Sandel

Michael Sandel challenges the idea of perfecting human beings and explores moral issues arising fro...

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Is There a Problem with Enhancement?

American Journal of Bioethics
by Francis Kamm

This article offers an alternate suggestion as to why enhancement may be troubling and considers wh...

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The Inevitability of Genetic Enhancement Technologies

by Francoise Baylis & Jason Robert

The authors outline a number of ethical objections to genetic enhancement of human capacities and a...

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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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Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement

by Nicholas Agar

This book seeks to defuse public anxieties about the use of genetic technology to enhance human cap...

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Human Enhancement

by Julian Savulescu and Nick Bostrom

This edited volume offers a wide range of perspectives with respect to the issue. 

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The Wisdom of Nature: An Evolutionary Heuristic for Human Enhancement

by Nick Bostrom and Anders Sandberg

This chapter takes on the objection that human enhancement violates the “wisdom of nature.&rd...

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Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET)

Founded in 2004 by philosopher Nick Bostrom and bioethicist James Hughes, the IEET is an organizati...

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Formerly the World Transhumanist Association, this is an international organization which advocates...

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