Freeze sperm at 18, bioethicist urges men

BBC News, June 25, 2015
by James Gallagher

The sperm of all 18-year-olds should be frozen for use in later life because of the risks attached...

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In China, Stomachs Turn at News of 40-Year-Old Meat Peddled by Traders

New York Times, June 24, 2015
by Dan Levin and Crystal Tse

[...] Food scandals are a politically sensitive issue in China, where tainted food has sickened hug...

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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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EPA Warns of High Cost of Climate Change

New York Times, June 22, 2015
by Coral Davenport

WASHINGTON — In the absence of global action to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the United Sta...

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Kenya HIV activists want data destroyed

BBC News, June 17, 2015

Human rights activists have gone to court to get Kenya's government to destroy data which lists...

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A New Chapter by Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen,

Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015
by Edited by Neil Hunt, Daniel Horsfall and Johanna Hanefeld

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new chapter on medical tourism in the...

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A Chinese Ebola Drug Raises Hopes, and Rancor

New York Times, June 11, 2015
by Sheri Fink

After a nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone was discharged Wednesday fro...

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Surrogate Parenting:

NPR, June 11, 2015
by Ari Shapiro

[...] Many parents in Europe and the U.S. turn to other countries, such as Thailand andNe...

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Baby born from ovary frozen in mother’s childhood

BBC News, June 10, 2015

A woman in Belgium is the first in the world to give birth to a baby using transplanted ovarian tis...

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South Korea reports jump in MERS cases:

Al Jazeera America, June 7, 2015

South Korea reported a jump in cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Monday whil...

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EU rejects bid to ban animal testing in European labs

BBC News, June 4, 2015
by Laurence Peter

An EU-wide campaign to stop laboratory experiments on animals has failed to persuade the European C...

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South Korea Reports Third Death as MERS Cases Rise:

Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2015
by Jeyup S. Kwaak

South Korea reported a third death from an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Thursday...

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Tobacco firms to pay billions in damages in Canada

BBC News, June 2, 2015

A Canadian court has ordered three tobacco companies to pay C$15.5bn (£8bn; $12bn) - the larg...

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Japanese Companies Attack Neglected Diseases

New York Times, June 1, 2015
by Donald G. McNeil Jr.

Several Japanese drug companies have joined a new project to find medicines to treat two neglected...

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H.I.V. Treatment Should Start at Diagnosis, U.S. Health Officials Say

New York Times, May 27, 2015
by Donald G. McNeil Jr.

People with H.I.V. should be put on antiretroviral drugs as soon as they learn they are i...

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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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Just Food?:
Forum on Justice in the Food System

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

A conference exploring the intersections between social, economic, and environmental justice in the...

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Health Law Workshop: Amy Kapczynski

Monday, February 23, 2015 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2014-2015
Griswold Hall, Room 110
1525 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Professor Kapczynski's presentation, "Order Without Intellectual Property Law:  The Flu Ne...

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Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, February 24, 2015
by Robert Klitzman, leading discussion with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Live Webstream

Watch the event live online!

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Medical tourism is a growing, multi-bill...

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Medical Tourism, Access to Health Care, and Global Justice

Health Law & Human Rights, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Abstract:

Medical tourism – the travel of patients from one (the “home”) country...

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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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Program Manager

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Program Manager
Harvard Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center

Deadline: Open until filled.

The mission of the MRCT Center at Harvard is to improve the design, conduct, and oversight of multi...

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Joining Forces: A Story of Science and Religion in Rural Ghana

Humanist Community at Harvard, February 1, 2015

How do science and religion interact in the delivery of mental health care in one region of Ghana?...

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Online Launch of Medical Travel Show

International Medical Travel Journal, January 7, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The Medical Travel Show is a serial podcast of interviews with international medical and wellness t...

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Interview with Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen about “Patients with Passports”:

Jefferson Public Radio (Oregon), January 5, 2015
by Geoffrey Riley and Charlotte Duren

If your doctor won't recommend a medical procedure you want, you can go to another doctor. .

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I. Glenn Cohen discusses the Ebola crisis

America's Forum, NewsMax TV, December 23, 2014

Harvard Law professor and medical ethics expert talks about how the Ebola crisis is just one exampl...

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Traveling patients, traveling disease:

OUPblog, December 14, 2014
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Many in the media and academia (myself included) have been discussing the Ebola crisis, and more sp...

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Traveling Overseas for Medical Care

WOSU (NPR), December 10, 2014
by All Sides with Ann Fisher, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the WOSU:

All-inclusive vacations might feature a stay in a luxury hotel, gourmet meals, and...

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Law Professor Discusses Medical Tourism

Harvard Crimson, November 20, 2014
by Katherine H. Scott, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

When most people hear the word “tourism,” they immediately think of flocking to the san...

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Global Reproduction:
Health, Law, and Human Rights in Surrogacy and Egg Donation

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

A screening of the documentary Can We See the Baby Bump, Please?, which was followed by a...

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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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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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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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Newsmax Panel: Experimental Ebola Drugs Have Run Out

Newsmax TV, October 6, 2014
by America's Forum, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

[...] The Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas is not receiving an experi...

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Faculty Postion: Bioethics

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Faculty Postion: Bioethics
New York University Abu Dhabi

Deadline: Open until filled.

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is currently inviting applications for a tenured or tenure-tr...

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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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Some Insurance Companies Ask Their Customers to Cross the Border for Care:

New Republic, July 7, 2014
by Adam Teicholz and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored a new piece in New Republic on the practi...

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Stem Cell Therapies:

Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, 2014
by Adam C. Berger, Sarah H. Beachy, and Steve Olson, featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Stem cells offer tremendous promise for advancing health and medicine. Whether being used to replac...

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Reforming Brazilian Pharmaceutical Patent Policy:
Lessons from the Past and the Road for the Future

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 1010
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

In this lecture by Pedro Paranaguá, he discussed the report issued by the Brazilian Hou...

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Dallas Buyers Club:
Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 1010
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Students from across Harvard were invited to view a free screening of the Academy-award winning fil...

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Indian medicine, coming soon to an island near you

BMJ, February 25, 2014
by Suzy Frisch, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Petrie-Flom Faculty Co-Director)

[...] NH will open a hospital in the Cayman Islands in February in partnership with Ascension Healt...

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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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Patents Without Patents:
Regulatory Incentives for Innovation in the Drug Industry

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 1015
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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In the pharmaceutical industry, patents are the preeminent incentive for innovation in developing n...

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Undocumented Injustice?

NEJM, February 13, 2014
by Michael J. Young, M.Phil. (Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow), and Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, M.D., Ph.D.

Quelino Jimenez came to the United States at 18 years of age, seeking work to provide financial sup...

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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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These Two Americans Want Babies Through Indian Surrogates.

The New Republic, December 10, 2013
by Jennifer Kirby, citing I. Glenn Cohen

[...] An estimated 2,000 foreign babies are born to Indian surrogates each year, according to...

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Companies’ Global Health ‘Footprint’:
Could Rating Help?

Monday, December 09, 2013 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Conferences
2013-2014
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

Imagine a rating or accreditation system for companies' "global health footprint." Such a syste...

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Have Injury, Will Travel:

Outside Magazine, November 14, 2013
by Emily Matchar, quoting I. Glenn Cohen

[...] Most people who travel abroad for medical care are uninsured or underinsured, with high-...

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