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November 30, 2005

Harvard Announces Center for Bioethics and Technology

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Better late than never...

Harvard Law School said it will create a new center specializing in cutting edge issues at the forefront of genetics, medicine and technology. The center will examine thorny legal questions including the debates over cloning, end-of-life care and physician assisted suicide. Also likely to receive significant attention: controversies over the privacy of patient data and third-party access to electronic medical records. Funding for the project was provided by a $10 million grant from the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation and Joseph H. Flom.

Harvard joins the list of other leading bioethics programs at schools like such as Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, St. Louis University, the University of Houston and Seton Hall University. According to the NYTimes, "Drexel University in Philadelphia is focusing its new law school, slated to open next year, solely on technology and health issues."

It should be interesting to see how quickly and far they will go down the neuroethics road.

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1. Jose Goldim on December 4, 2005 9:09 PM writes...

Dear Editor
In Porto Alegre, Brazil, the Pontifitial Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) cretaed, lats year (2004) an Ethics Committee for the DEvelopment of Science and Technology. Sive 1989 the University has a Research Ethics Committee, and since 1997 a Clinicasl Bioethics Committee at Hospital São Lucas (PUCRS University Hospital).
Thank you very much

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