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Dr. Robert Klitzman: Gene-Editing Claim is a ‘Slippery Slope to Designer Babies’

Dr. Robert Klitzman, Academic Director for the Master of Science in Bioethics program, “There has been consensus that to take an embryo with altered genes and put it in a woman to create a child is just beyond the pale in terms of what’s morally acceptable.”

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The Five Biggest Bioethical Issues of the Next Five Years

Dr. Robert Klitzman, Academic Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, predicts the five biggest bioethical issues of the next five years.

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SPS Welcomes Inaugural Master’s Cohorts in San Francisco

The hybrid cohorts of the Master of Science programs in Applied Analytics, Bioethics, and Strategic Communication programs at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies began their first in-person intensive study last month.

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Should You Clone Your Dog?

For dog owners who wish their beloved pet could live forever, the ability to clone their pet may seem like a dream come true. However, the procedure can cost up to $50,000 without a guarantee that a cloned dog will behave or even look identical to the original. The process also presents many ethical concerns.

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David N. Hoffman Testifies on Proposed Medical Aid in Dying Bill

David N. Hoffman, healthcare attorney, clinical ethicist, and Lecturer in Professional Studies for the Master of Science in Bioethics program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, testified before the New York State Assembly Health Committee in June on the proposed Medical Aid in Dying Bill (A2383-A) introduced by Assembly Member Amy Paulin.

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Robert Klitzman: The Terminally Ill Should Be Allowed To Die

Physician aid-in-dying has been a controversial topic in the medical community.

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Five Things to Know Before You Take a Home Genetic Test

How accurate are personal genetic tests at detecting potential diseases and illnesses? Dr. Robert Klitzman, Academic Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, shares five things to know before you test yourself.

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Dr. Robert Klitzman Analyzes 104-Year-Old's Doctor Assisted Suicide

Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, was recently featured on NBC Nightly News discussing David Goodall’s decision to end his life by doctor assisted suicide at age 104.

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Dr. Robert Klitzman on New Depression Diagnostic Tests

Dr. Robert Klitzman, Academic Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, says treating mental illness is complicated because there remains “a lot about the brain we don’t know.”

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How Psychiatrists Can Best Help Our Country in the 2018 Election

“Instead of mental health professionals discussing Donald Trump’s mental health and what we can do about it—which is not much—we should look to them to help us draw on family therapy techniques and other conflict resolution strategies to bridge the political divide,” writes Dr. Robert Klitzman, Academic Director of Programs in Bioethics at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.

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