News, Resources, and Events Tagged 'Genetics'
[...] Mitochondria have their own DNA, separate from the DNA that helps control the color of our eyes and hair, the shape of our noses, and how tall or smart…Read More
The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Food and Drug Law Institute are pleased to…Read More
Deadline: Open until filled.
Geisinger’s initiatives in bioethics are entering a new phase of growth, spurred in part by the system’s embrace of the IOM’s concept of a learning health care system—a phase that will include both…Read More
Pediatric Ethics and Genomics Fellowship
Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center and the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine
Deadline: December 15, 2014
Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics invites applications for a one-year fellowship in Pediatric Ethics and Genomics. This fellowship will be supervised by faculty at the Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center and the…Read More
Cardiologists have transplanted genes into the hearts of pigs with heart arrhythmias and genetically reprogrammed their defective heart cells into beating again, creating what they’re calling a “biological pacemaker,” according…Read More
Deadline: Rolling admission.
Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) is actively soliciting original manuscripts, responses, essays, and book reviews devoted to the examination of issues related to the intersection of law and biosciences, including bioethics, neuroethics, genetics,…Read More
The application of big data to transform health care delivery, health research, and health policy is underway, and its potential is limitless. The July 2014 issue of Health Affairs, "Using Big…Read More
As more research is done on the human genome and more people seek genetic testing, researchers, physicians, genetic counselors and ethicists are struggling with the issues of how to present…Read More
Deadline: Open until filled.
Position Start Date: As negotiated with the successful applicant. Qualifications: Ph.D. or other terminal degree (J.D., M.D.) with experience in bioethics. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with normative bioethics analyses, survey…Read More
Deadline: June 03, 2014
The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and…Read More
Academic Fellow alumna Michelle Meyer, J.D., Ph.D., currently Assistant Professor and Director of Bioethics Policy in the Union Graduate College-Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Siniar Bioethics Program, has been named to…Read More
Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as the first U.S.-approved alternative to the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of cervical cancer screening. The Food and Drug…Read More
Going further than any state so far, Vermont on Wednesday passed a lawrequiring the labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients. Though the move came in a tiny state far…Read More
Abstract: Should human enhancement be prohibited? Subsidized? Mandated? Taxed? This article is part of a symposium honoring one of my wonderful mentors: Einer Elhauge. It focuses on human enhancement. With…Read More
Hot Topics at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues:
Plus Q&A on Careers in Law and Bioethics!
This event featured an update from the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues delivered by Michelle Groman (HLS '05), Associate Director at the…Read More
Deadline: May 05, 2014
Journal of Law and the Biosciences is pleased to solicit Peer Commentaries for the following articles: The Regulation of Cognitive Enhancement Devices, by Hannah Maslen, Thomas Douglas, Roi Cohen Kadosh, Neil Levy,…Read More
There are huge changes taking place in the world of biosciences, and whether it's new discoveries in stem cell research, new reproductive technologies, or genetics being used to make predictions…Read More
Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow Nicholson Price has been appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he will research and teach on intellectual property, innovation policy, and…Read More
A new study based on genetic testing of 150,000 people has found a rare mutation that protects even fat people from getting Type 2 diabetes. The effect is so pronounced…Read More
We are pleased to announce that the first issue of Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) is now available online. The articles are: Knoppers, Bartha M., Edward S. Dove, &…Read More
A new blood test offers pregnant women a safe and much more accurate way to screen for Down syndrome. A study that evaluated the test in 1,914 pregnancies found that…Read More
A Vancouver baby has just become the first child in British Columbia with three parents listed on a birth certificate. Three-month-old Della Wolf Kangro Wiley Richards is the daughter of…Read More
[...] Genetic testing of embryos has been around for more than a decade, but its use has soared in recent years as methods have improved and more disease-causing genes have…Read More
Scientists and biotechnology companies are developing what could become the next powerful weapon in the war on pests — one that harnesses a Nobel Prize-winning discovery to kill insects and…Read More
People who give blood or other tissues for research should be able to track their use through the scientific process to see the data their activities or samples generate, Harvard…Read More
Abstract: This perspective-article provides an overview on selected legal aspects of biobanking. It discusses these issues with a focus on public biobanks in a university setting and the specific challenges posed…Read More
The day when a simple blood test or saliva sample can identify your risk for medical conditions ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease seems tantalizingly close. But while advances in…Read More
Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and chief executive of 23andMe, the genetic testing company backed by Google, spoke Tuesday night for the first time about the Food and Drug Administration’s crackdown on her company. The…Read More
The Petrie-Flom Center and Harvard Law School are delighted to announce our partnership with Duke University, Stanford University, and Oxford University Press to launch a new peer-reviewed, open access, online…Read More