In the News


New York Times, 03/21/17

--A new form of stem-cell engineering raises ethical questions
Hank Greely, with the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, provides comment in this story on the ethics of synthetic human embryos. 

Read more SCBE in the News

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Classic Readings in Research Ethics

Led by Midred Cho and focus on

Conflicts of Interest

Wednesday, April 5
11am - 12:30pm

SCBE Conference Room
1215 Welch Road, Mod A. Room 62

Please see the links below for the seminar's readings.

Medicine and the Muse: An Arts, Humanities, and Medicine Symposium


Featured Speaker: David Leventhal (Director, Dance for PD)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LKSC Berg Hall

Event is free and open to Stanford community and the public

Event website

Past Event

Hank Greely / The End of Sex and the Future of Reproduction video
February 16, 2017
Cubberley Auditorium