Specimen Science

MIT Press, October 2017
by Edited by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director), Barbara E. Bierer, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Suzanne M. Rivera

This edited volume stems from a ;conference in 2015 that brought together leading experts t...

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Texas leans into unproven stem cell treatments, to the dismay of scientists

STAT, May 16, 2017
by Andrew Joseph

He made the emotional plea to his colleagues: Pass this bill


“It might give somebody like my...

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Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts

New York Times, May 16, 2017
by Tamar Lewin, citing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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Three prominent academics in medicine and law sounded an alarm about the possible...

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Addressing the ethical issues raised by synthetic human entities with embryo-like features

eLife, March 21, 2017
by John Aach, Jeantine Lunshof, Eswar Iyer, and George M. Church

On November 7, 2016, the Petrie-Flom Center hosted the conference "The Ethics of Early Embryo Resear...

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Professor offers basics of bioethics and the law in 90 minutes

Harvard Gazette, September 20, 2016
by Deborah Blackwell, reviewing lecture by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

On September 13, 2016, Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen delivered a lecture at the Harvar...

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Is Medical Tourism Ethical?

The Greenwall Foundation, September 2016

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohe;served as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Schol...

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The FDA is prohibited from going germline

Science, August 5, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and Eli Y. Adashi

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has co-authored a new article in Science magazine&n...

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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 are...

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Senior Research Compliance Manager
Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

Deadline: May 02, 2015

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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)

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

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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 sand...

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Emerging Issues and New Frontiers for FDA Regulation

Monday, October 20, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Washington, DC

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law...

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Call for Submissions: Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Deadline: August 29, 2014

>Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) is actively soliciting original manuscripts, responses... Read More

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Ethics Research
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Deadline: July 31, 2014

>Position Start Date: As negotiated with the successful applicant


Qualifications: Ph.D. or other te...

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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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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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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 replace...

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Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) Soliciting Commentaries

Deadline: May 05, 2014

>Journal of Law and the Biosciences is pleased to solicit Peer Commentaries for the following article.

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Health Law Workshop: Hank Greely

Monday, March 24, 2014 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
Hauser 105
1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Download excerpts from Hank Greely's new book, ;The End of Sex: The Future of Human Reproduc... Read More

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 discoverie...

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Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 31, 2014 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B & C
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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Now Available: Bioethical Prescriptions

Oxford University Press, 2013
by Frances Kamm

>Bioethical Prescriptions collects Frances M. Kamm's articles on bioethics, which have... Read More

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 Un...

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VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE: Stem Cell Therapies:

Institute of Medicine, November 18, 2013
by Co-organized by I. Glenn Cohen

Stem cells hold tremendous potential to advance health and medicine. Through replacement of damaged...

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Stem Cell Therapy and Medical Tourism: Of Promise and Peril?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Lectures and Panels
Austin Hall, Classroom 111, Harvard Law School
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Experimental breakthroughs within the field of regenerative medicine are reported in the media on a...

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Current and Future Regulation of Stem Cell Research

Thursday, April 01, 2010
Lectures and Panels

In previous years, the regulation of stem cell research has been a politically controversial to...

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A Debate on Human Dignity and Bioethics

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Lectures and Panels
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With the advance of medical technologies and the increasing power over life and death that they affo...

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