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Robert Klitzman: Human Subject Research and Its Discontents

On Utah Public Radio, the Bioethics director explains his personal connection to human subject research.

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Klitzman: Home DNA Kits May Not Offer Ancestry Answers

On PRI’s “The World,” Bioethics director Robert Klitzman cautions consumers against seeking clues about their heritage from at-home genetic testing kits.

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Dr. James Colgrove Talks Vaccination Ethics for Voices in Bioethics Podcast

Dr. James Colgrove discusses last December’s measles outbreak at Disneyland, Senate Bill 277, and the ethics of vaccinations.

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Bioethics Director Explores the Power and Limits of IRBs

In The Huffington Post, Dr. Robert Klitzman traces the legacy of medical ethics from World War II to the present.

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Dr. Klitzman: Why I Wanted to Investigate IRBs

Having witnessed the negative effects of human subject research, Dr. Robert Klitzman wanted to take a peek behind the closed doors of institutional review boards.

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With Modern Families, New Ethical Questions Arise

In the wake of a celebrity’s battle to exercise her rights over her embryos, Bioethics director Dr. Robert Klitzman explores the ethical dilemmas regarding embryo ownership.

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Dr. Klitzman Debuts His New Book “The Ethics Police?”

The prolific M.S. in Bioethics program director launched his new book at the Columbia University Club of New York on Tuesday.

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Klitzman: When Violating Patient Confidentiality is Necessary

The Germanwings case brings up uncomfortable questions about when it is ethically necessary for a medical practitioner to forgo his patient’s privacy.

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Klitzman: After Germanwings, a Reconsideration of Patient Confidentiality

M.S. in Bioethics director Dr. Robert Klitzman weighs the legal and ethical standards when it comes to disclosing the potential dangers of one’s patients.

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Klitzman on CNN: Should doctor have told co-pilot's employer of problems?

In the wake of the fatal and deliberate Germanwings plane crash by one ill co-pilot, what role do mental health practitioners have in warning authorities of potential harm?

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