Ethics

  • At a convention on “future proofing” science, participants stressed that institutions can provide training, establish policies and create a culture that rewards rigorous and reproducible studies.

  • RAISE-Health initiative

    Responsible AI for Safe and Equitable Health will address ethical and safety issues in AI innovation, define standards for the field, and convene experts on the topic.

  • McGovern receives health equity grants

    The funding will help McGovern and his Stanford Medicine colleagues research ways to improve health care equity among under-resourced communities.

  • Bioethicists support researchers

    In the five decades since the emergence of recombinant DNA technology, researchers at Stanford Medicine have benefited from the close involvement of bioethics experts.

  • Refining law on the definition of death

    Experts propose revising the legal and medical standard on declaring someone dead based on respiratory function and likelihood of consciousness rather than cessation of brain function.

  • With health equity, top-down answers won’t work

    In the second installment of “The Pandemic Puzzle: Lessons from COVID-19,” leaders and experts from government, academia, health care and business said the road to health equity begins and ends in the underserved communities.

  • Bioethicist Ernlé Young dies at 88

    An anti-apartheid activist, humanitarian, theologian, scholar, outdoorsman and skilled woodworker, Young co-founded the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics.

  • Ethics of designer babies

    The implications of emerging biotechnologies and what they mean for human reproduction and making babies raises legal, ethical and social issues, according to law professor Hank Greely.

  • Bioethicists launch case-study repository

    Standardized ethics consultation templates will enable bioethicists to share best practices in a centralized, privacy-protected repository.

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