Bioethics News

September 2016 Newsletter

Bioethics in the News!
One Step Closer to Tailored-Made Humans
The researcher and biologist Fredrik Lanner, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, started to edit the DNA of healthy human embryos. This is the first reported action taken in gene editing on developing human embryos in the world; it’s another step onward to ultimately tailor-make a human being.
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Drug Prices: What Can Be Done?
Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, argues that everyday drugs like EpiPen, should be economically affordable to all. After Mylan, the pharmaceutical company and owner of EpiPen, raised the drug’s price from $100 in 2008 to $600 this year, it received a series of critics and backlash.
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Successful Bioethics Summer School – Manhattan, NYC, July 11 – 22, 2016
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Stay tuned for GBI Summer Programs 2017!
Successful Launch Dubrovnik Summer School Program, August 5 – 14, 2016
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GBI Ongoing Internship Program – Apply Now!
Global Bioethics Initiative accepts applications for unpaid internships for students interested in bioethics. These internships provide students with the opportunity to learn about pertinent issues in global health and bioethics and gain skills in research, project management, and organizing events. Candidates interested in interning with GBI should contact the Executive Director, Dr. Ana Lita at alita@globalbioethics.org. Read more here.
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