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Items Tagged ‘biomedical ethics’

September 12, 2019

Behind the scenes–Mayo Clinic Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Everything health care has to offer for patients is the result of research and education related to that research. At Mayo Clinic, research drives everything we do, resulting in evidence-based treatments and continuous improvements in the way patients, caregivers and others experience health care. At Mayo Clinic we share information about our programs and projects […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, CAR-T, cardiology, cellular therapy, clinical trials, dialysis, Ian Lanza, Januario Castro, kidney disease, medical research, metabolism, neurology


July 30, 2019

New Ph.D. students pledge to uphold biomedical ethics in new scientist’s oath

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Jon Holten Just as aspiring physicians pledge to uphold medical ethics in the Hippocratic Oath, incoming Ph.D. students at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for the first time recently pledged to uphold biomedical ethics. As part of orientation, 52 students pursuing a doctoral degree in biomedical science started their research training by […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, biomedical research, Bruce Horazdovsky, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, medical research education, research education, Stephen Ekker


May 21, 2019

A pregnant pause

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

In many states, women can expect pregnancy to restrict their advance directives. Search online for what to do when getting ready for baby and you’ll find endless checklists of essentials every parent needs, from onesies and diapers to high tech strollers and baby monitors. The best lists also mention an important legal document that expectant […]

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Tags: advance directive, biomedical ethics, Erin DeMartino, pregnancy, Richard Sharp


February 27, 2019

Leading the charge in regenerative medicine

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz

Regenerative medicine therapies aim to rebuild and restore health to patients challenged by chronic conditions and degenerative diseases. Despite advances in the field, much of the science is still in early research phases, meaning that many treatments haven’t been proven safe and effective for humans as standard-of-care therapies yet. Because the scientific process is long, […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Regenerative Medicine, regenerative medicine, Shane Shapiro, Zubin Master


July 18, 2018

Popular films spark community dialogue about biomedical ethics

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran

When was the last time a movie really made you think, changed how you viewed the world or helped you understand an important topic? Bioethics at the Cinema, organized by the Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program and the Rochester Public Library, wants to do just that. The goal is to use popular films to create community […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, biomedical research, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Individualized Medicine


April 19, 2018

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing-a rapidly shifting landscape

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher

Direct-to-consumer genetic or over the counter testing emerged in the early 2000s as a means of allowing consumers to access information about their genetics without the involvement of a physician. While early models were popular with consumers, they were controversial in medical and regulatory circles. In the January 2018 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings authors Megan Allyse Ph.D., […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Individualized Medicine, Matthew Ferber, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Megan Allyse, precision medicine, Richard Sharp


February 13, 2018

4 key things to know about the possibilities, pitfalls of gene editing

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Gene editing has captivated scientists and medical providers with tantalizing visions of wiping out debilitating inherited diseases. Could conditions like Huntington’s disease, for example, be cured by using a tool that acts as a “molecular scissors” to remove and replace disease-causing DNA? Or, would gene editing tempt some to engineer designer babies […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Individualized Medicine, DNA, Megan Allyse


January 9, 2018

Research News Roundup — December 2017

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

On Advancing the Science, in addition to sharing unique research-related news and information from across Mayo Clinic, we like to make sure you didn’t miss any of the ‘big news’ stories. To make it easy, we round up all our research news releases from the previous month into one post. In December we had a […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Bhavika Patel, biomedical ethics, breast cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, dementia, genetics, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, mammogram, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


October 2, 2012

Ethics and Genomics

By Mystery User

Hank Greely (J.D.) of Stanford Law School is now on stage, talking without a PowerPoint. That is interesting in itself… but his take on ethics of genome sequencing is direct and also interesting. He predicts that in 10 to 12 years, most people will have their whole genomes recorded in their medical records. To get […]

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Tags: biomedical ethics, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, individualized medicine


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