Law and Moral Enhancement:
A lecture by Julian Savulescu

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016

Julian Savulescu is Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, Director of The Oxford Centre for Neuroe...

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‘Organs-on-chips’ wins design award

BBC News, June 23, 2015
by James Gallagher

Silicon chips that mimic the function of living human organs have won the Design of the Year award...

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‘Devious Defecator’ Case Tests Genetics Law

New York Times, May 29, 2015
by Gina Kolata

Seven years ago, Congress prohibited employers and insurers from discriminatingagainst people...

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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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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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ReSourcing Big Data

Harvard Catalyst, March 2015

March 23: Symposium

9:00am-5:00pm

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Harvard Medical School

Exta...

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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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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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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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Associate Director for Research

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Associate Director for Research
Center for Bioethics, Geisinger Health System

Deadline: Open until filled.

Geisinger’s initiatives in bioethics are entering a new phase of growth, spurred in part by t...

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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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Using Big Data To Transform Care:

Health Affairs, July 9, 2014, 9:00am - 12:30pm
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The application of big data to transform health care delivery, health research, and health policy i...

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Video Now Available: What is Life?

Radcliffe Institute, May 30, 2014
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

How has knowledge of the human genome transformed the biological sciences? How should we assess the...

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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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What is Life?

Radcliffe Institute, May 30, 2014, 4:00-5:15pm
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Registration is required in order to attend this event. Please register here.

How has knowledge of...

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2014 Annual Conference:
Behavioral Economics, Law, and Health Policy

Saturday, May 03, 2014
Conferences
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Couldn't join us in person at Harvard Law School? Join the conversation on Twitter using #...

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Michelle N. Meyer Named to Board of Directors of PersonalGenomes.org

Petrie-Flom, May 1, 2014

Academic Fellow alumna Michelle Meyer, J.D., Ph.D., currently Assistant Professor and Director...

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

Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
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
2013-2014
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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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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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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Genes without Patents

Harvard Gazette, November 14, 2013
by Alvin Powell, featuring I. Glenn Cohen

As Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan questioned Myriad Genetics’ attorney about patenting gen...

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

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Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics

by Oyez Project

In June 2013, the Supreme Court held that naturally occurring gene sequences and their naturally oc...

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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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Myriad Gene Patent Litigation

Genomics Law Report

This link provides several viewpoints regarding the Myriad Genetics case.

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The Inevitability of Genetic Enhancement Technologies

Bioethics
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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7 Takeaways from Supreme Court’s Gene Patent Decision

Daily News, National Geographic

Shortly after the Supreme Court ruling in Myriad, this article summarizes the implications of the d...

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Gene Patents

The Hastings Center Bioethics Briefing Book
by Robert Cook-Deegan

Intended for a lay audience, this chapter outlines key issues in the debate about gene patents and...

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Patents in Genomics and Human Genetics

Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics
by Robert Cook-Deegan and Christopher Heaney

This article provides a more detailed and scholarly overview of the issues.

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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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The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century:
The 2013 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference

Friday, May 03, 2013 - May 4, 2013
Conferences
2012-2013
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC, Harvard Law School
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Conference Description

The Food and Drug Administration, the US government’s oldest comprehe...

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Debunking the Myth that Whole-Genome Sequencing Infringes Thousands of Gene Patents

Nature Biotechnology
by Christopher M. Holman

This article addresses misconceptions regarding gene patents and whole-genome sequencing.

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Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories

by Oyez Project

In this case, the Supreme Court held that the processes involved in a test for proper dosages of dr...

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Personalized Medicine Patenting

Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Lectures and Panels
2012-2013
Austin Hall 111, Harvard Law School
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Pharmaceutical researchers pursue medical treatment and diagnostic methods to target diseases speci...

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Mayo v. Prometheus: Implications for Patents, Biotechnology, and Personalized Medicine

by Congressional Research Service

This article discusses the implications of the Mayo v. Prometheus decision, including its potential...

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Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, February 01, 2013
Conferences
2012-2013
Wasserstein Hall 2036, Milstein East C, Harvard Law School
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2012 was an historic year for health law, with the Supreme Court issuing the final word on the cons...

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Cohen amicus brief discussed before Supreme Court

Supreme Court Transcript, April 15, 2013

ASSOCIATION FOR MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY, ET AL., Petitioners v. MYRIAD GENETICS, INC., ET AL.

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