Apple, Facebook Will Pay for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

ABC World News, October 14, 2014
Alyssa Newcomb and Catherine Cole, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School and an expert in the intersection of bioethics and law,…

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Jeanne Shaheen says Scott Brown backed bill to let employers use religious opt-out on mammograms

PolitiFact, October 10, 2014
Louis Jacobson, quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

From the article:  [...] Holly Fernandez Lynch, a Harvard bioethicist and author of Conflicts…

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U.S. Troops and Patients Were Used as Malaria Guinea Pigs: Book

NBC News, October 7, 2014
Bill Briggs, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] “There are no easy answers,” agreed I. Glenn Cohen, a Harvard Law School professor specializing…

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Newsmax Panel: Experimental Ebola Drugs Have Run Out

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

From the article: [...] The Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas is not receiving an experimental drug because there is a dearth of supply, according to Harvard law professor and medical ethicist

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Braley, Ernst debate anti-abortion legislation impact

PolitiFact, September 30, 2014
Lauren Carroll, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] In-vitro fertilization practices -- when a child is conceived in a lab outside of the body -- could also be affected. In-vitro fertilization specialists often create multiple embryos for one client. After the woman conceives, the remaining…

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Introduction to Translational Medicine

Harvard Catalyst, September 29 – October 1, 2014
Featuring Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

Introduction to Translational Medicine September 29 – October 1, 2014 Sheraton Commander Hotel, Cambridge, MA Course themes: Preclinical Discovery Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology …

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The Rise of Pred Med

Al Jazeera America, September 22, 2014
Hannah K. Gold, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: Big Data is moving into America’s hospitals, whether we like it or not. Electronic health records are combining with clinical analytics that can synthesize huge amounts of data. Soon doctors will rely on predictive analytics to more accurately…

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Harvard Law Professor: Medicalization of Death is Problematic

Newsmax TV, September 17, 2014
Courtney Coren, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the interview: [...] Cohen: The idea here is that we think that execution is the state ending someone's life, and we don't want to make that look like a medical…

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Petrie-Flom Center Executive Director Appointed to SACHRP

Petrie-Flom Center, September 11, 2014
Holly Fernandez Lynch

Holly Fernandez Lynch, J.D., M.Bioethics, Executive Director of the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School, has been appointed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell to a four-year term as…

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GLOBAL: New medical tourism book from Glenn Cohen

International Medical Travel Journal, discussing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), September 10, 2014

From the article:  [...] Glenn Cohen's new book "Patients with Passports:…

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An Interview with I. Glenn Cohen on Controversial Health Issues, September 9, 2014
Tavis Smiley, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

In an interview with, Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen, sat down with Tavis Smiley to discuss important health issues, such as experimental Ebola drugs and prescription opiate use in the U.S.

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HLS Students: Join the American Health Lawyers’ Association

Petrie-Flom Center, September 4, 2014

The Petrie Flom Center and Harvard Law School are proud members of the American Health Lawyers' Association (AHLA) School Alliance program. This program offers a host of benefits, including: Electronic…

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FDA Proposal for Regulating Laboratory Diagnostics Could Improve Patient Care

Hastings Center Bioethics Forum, September 4, 2014
Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article: [...] [T]he FDA's proposal [to regulate laboratory-developed tests] ... could improve patient care by collecting, for the first time, clinical validity data on tens of thousands of LDTs in current use. And by using an extensive system of carve-outs,…

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Frozen embryos: Who do they belong to?

Chicago Lawyer Magazine, September 3, 2014
Roy Strom, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:  [...] Glenn Cohen, a Harvard Law School professor who has written academic papers on embryo disputes, does not believe constitutional cases answer whether…

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Football Players Health Study forms Law and Ethics Advisory Panel (LEAP)

Petrie-Flom, August 22, 2014

The Petrie-Flom Center's Law and Ethics Initiative of the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University has formed a Law and Ethics Advisory Panel (“LEAP”)…

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Democratic group claims Cory Gardner backs bill to ‘ban all abortions’

PolitiFact, August 21, 2014
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] By suggesting that a fetus has the "right to life," the bill challenges the Supreme Court's past support for a constitutional right to abortion. An act of Congress cannot overrule the constitution, meaning the Supreme Court would have to…

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Gay Teen’s Eyes Rejected for Donation Due to FDA Policy

Newsmax TV, August 15, 2014
Wanda Carruthers, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: [...] The FDA rule goes back to when HIV and AIDS epidemic started in the United States. The FDA maintained the policy was necessary due to "documented increased risk of certain transfusion transmissible infections, such as HIV, associated with…

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Teen suicide victim’s eyes were rejected by FDA as donor organs because he was gay

Mail Online, August 15, 2014
Mail Online Reporter, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: The FDA has blocked the donation of a teen suicide victim's eyes because he was gay, it has emerged. Alexander 'A.J.', Betts Jr., 16, of Pleasant Hills, Iowa, committed suicide in July 2013 after enduring more than 18 months of ridicule…

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After suicide, gay teen’s eye donation rejected

Washington Post, August 14, 2014
Ryan Weber, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: In the Journal of the American Medical Association, Glenn Cohen, a bioethics law professor at the Harvard Law School, wrote that the United States should…

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Ebola Crisis and Rationing

CCTV Mandarin, August 13, 2014
CCTV Broadcaster, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen appeared on CCTV Mandarin to discuss the rationing and usage of experimental drugs for the Ebola outbreak.

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