SCBE In The News
San Jose Mercury News, 09/10/11
--New prenatal blood tests developed at Stanford can check fetal DNA, raising ethical questions
Noninvasive blood tests for expectant mothers to detect genetic abnormalities, like Down syndrome, are raising some ethical questions. The technique was developed by Stephen Quake, the Lee Otterson Professor of Bioengineering, who is referenced in this article. Hank Greely, with the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, also provides comment here.
--Feeling pain? The computer can tell
This Reuters article discusses how researchers led by Sean Mackey, associate professor of anesthesia and chief of the Division of Pain Management, are working to develop a tool that could assess whether someone is experiencing pain. Mackey is quoted here and in articles from The Chart (CNN.com), DAWN.com, Economic Times, io9.com, MIT Technology Review and SocialBarrel.com. Hank Greely, with the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, provides comment in a Voice of America piece.