Bioethics Certification Program News

How Much is Too Much to Know About Your Own DNA?

Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, goes in-depth with Nia-Malika Henderson, political reporter for The Washington Post, about the FDA’s crackdown on genetic testing firm 23andMe.

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The Ethics and Controversies of Collecting DNA Information

Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s Master of Science in Bioethics program, speaks with Reuters Insider about the limitations of home genetic testing.

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The FDA vs. 23andMe: A Lesson for Health Care Entrepreneurs

Due to the number of unknowns about genetics, the benefits of consumer genetic testing are questionable, states Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, in this look at the 23andMe controversy from a marketing standpoint.

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What to Consider Before Undergoing a DNA Test

Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, discusses with the Wall Street Journal the medical and ethical issues raised by genetic testing.

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The Case for Tolerating E-Cigarettes

In an op-ed article for the New York Times, James Colgrove, faculty member for the M.S. and Certification programs in Bioethics, argues in favor of e-cigarettes and their regulation by the FDA.

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The Failed Promise of 23andMe

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests can provide incomplete or inaccurate information, or miss many genes that may be involved in a disease, argues Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program.

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Robert Klitzman on Using Donor-Developed Embryos for IVF

Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, appears on Today to comment on a California clinic that offers in vitro fertilization (IVF) using embryos developed from donated sperm and eggs.

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Cancer Gene Sequencing Raises New Medical Ethics Issues

Genomic information can now become electronic information almost immediately, cautions Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program.

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Redefining Online Education: Focus Shifts To Engagement

amNew York takes a look at the School of Professional Studies's online education model, which allows students and faculty to communicate using social networking and other tools.

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Online Bioethics Certification Program Debuts in September

Columbia University launches an online Bioethics Certification program that addresses critical issues concerning the ethical implications of advances in biology, biotechnology, and biomedicine.

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