Bioethics Certification Program News

Northwestern U. Gets Renewed Grilling Over Unauthorized Tests on Patients

Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, comments on the case in which one cardiac surgeon experimented on unsuspecting patients.

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Research to Save Lives

Robert Klitzman and Mark V. Sauer of the M.S. in Bioethics program discuss the possibility of misuse when it comes to genetically modifying babies.

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Is Genetic Testing Humans Playing God?

Testing to screen embryos for gene mutations raises ethical issues, writes Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program. But the upside is that it can eliminate mutations that cause untreatable diseases.

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Online Fashion Retailer, Accompany, Makes Ethical Shopping Easy

Accompany, an e-commerce website dedicated to “ethical fashion,” sells handmade, one-of-a-kind items from low-income areas such as Nepal, Cambodia, and Kenya. The Huffington Post spoke with Jason Keehn, the CEO and Founder, and Columbia Bioethics master’s program alum, on how he got started, how he picks products, and what’s next.

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Reading a Newborn’s DNA

Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program, joins Ed McCabe, Chief Medical Officer of the March of Dimes, and New York Times reporter Anne Eisenberg to talk about the ethical questions testing a newborn’s DNA raises for parents and doctors.

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Ethics Questions Arise as Genetic Testing of Embryos Increases

Robert Klitzman, Program Director for Columbia’s Bioethics master’s program, comments on preimplantation genetic diagnosis used in conjunction with IVF.

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Bioethics Student’s Artwork Chosen for ‘Academic Medicine’ Cover

Obiora Anekwe, a student in Columbia’s Bioethics master’s program, had his artwork, Doctor-Patient, a collage representing a moment from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, reproduced as the cover of the December 2013 issue of Academic Medicine.

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Kira Peikoff and Robert Klitzman on Home Genetic Testing

M.S. in Bioethics graduate student Kira Peikoff joined Robert Klitzman, director of the Bioethics program, for a discussion on home genetic testing for KCRW.

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I Had My DNA Picture Taken, With Varying Results

Kira Peikoff, a graduate student in Columbia’s Bioethics program, had her DNA tested by three direct-to-consumer companies, and the results didn’t agree.

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The Limited Effects of Angelina Jolie’s Efforts to Educate the Public About Breast Cancer Risk

Among the limited benefits of Angelina Jolie’s decision to make public her double mastectomy are increased awareness and reduced stigma, says Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s Master of Science in Bioethics program.

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