Jun. 6, 2019—A study from Vanderbilt’s Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society is bringing renewed focus on the concept of comprehension of informed consent for research purposes.
Sep. 16, 2016—New ethical rules for scientists who do experiments involving human beings are about to kick in. It's the first update in more than 40 years.
Jun. 16, 2016—Experts in medicine and the law at the University of Minnesota and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are leading a national effort to analyze and recommend improvements in genomic law.
Jun. 9, 2016—A new report released this week raises questions about “gene drives,” a biological process that can profoundly and rapidly alter the characteristics of entire species.
Sep. 11, 2012—R. Alta Charo, the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin Law School and a member of the Institute of Medicine, will discuss “Duties of Care, Rights of Conscience” at noon Friday, Sept. 21, in Light Hall, Room 208.
Dec. 16, 2010—The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released its first report Thursday focusing on the emerging field of synthetic biology. Vanderbilt associate professor of law and philosophy Nita Farahany is on the bioethics commission. Synthetic biology is research that combines elements of biology, engineering, genetics, chemistry, and computer science. Achievements in synthetic biology...