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Science, 01/18/17
--Update: U.S. abandons controversial consent proposal on using human research samples
The Department of Health and Human Services has dropped a controversial plan that would impose new rules on the use of unidentified specimen samples in research. Hank Greely, with the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, provides comment here.

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Advance Health Care Information

California law give you the ability to ensure that your health care wishes are known and considered if you become unable to make these decisions yourself. Completing a form called an “Advance Health Care Directive” allows you to do a number of things:

Appoint another person to be your health care “agent”

Delineate your health care wishes, such as:

  • Health care instructions, including life support, organ and tissue donation
  • Revoke prior directives

A sample form is attached for reference. Acknowledgment before a notary public is not required if two qualified witnesses have signed this Directive in Part 5. In other words this is a free legally binding document.

Classic Readings in Research Ethics Seminar

Led by Mildred Cho and focus on Human gene transfer

Wednesday, March 1
11am – 12:00pm
SCBE Conference Room
Please see the links below for the seminar’s readings.  

Gelsinger - Oxford Textbook
Human Gene Therapy Walters 1991
All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

**Special Seminar**

Who owns the Water? Water is Life & So Is DNA
Lakota Sioux Tribe
March 1, 2017

12pm - 1pm
SCBE Conference Room

Ways to Give Gifts

A gift may be made in the form of a check, securities, a bequest, or a complex trust arrangement designed to maximize tax advantages. Checks should be made payable to Stanford University.

For financial donations, please contact the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics at 650-723-5760.