New Task Force on Personalized Medicine Takes Interdisciplinary Approach

Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, comments on why the timing is right, from the standpoint of advances in genetics, for a task force on personalized medicine.

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Northwestern U. Gets Renewed Grilling Over Unauthorized Tests on Patients

Robert Klitzman, Director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, comments on the case in which one cardiac surgeon experimented on unsuspecting patients.

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Mayweather Promotions: The Power of the Brand in the Sports Industry

Joe Favorito, Director of Industry Relations and faculty for Columbia University’s Sports Management program, comments on the success of Mayweather Promotions, Floyd Mayweather’s boxing promotional company.

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Research to Save Lives

Robert Klitzman and Mark V. Sauer of the M.S. in Bioethics program discuss the possibility of misuse when it comes to genetically modifying babies.

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Is Genetic Testing Humans Playing God?

Testing to screen embryos for gene mutations raises ethical issues, writes Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program. But the upside is that it can eliminate mutations that cause untreatable diseases.

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Online Fashion Retailer, Accompany, Makes Ethical Shopping Easy

Accompany, an e-commerce website dedicated to “ethical fashion,” sells handmade, one-of-a-kind items from low-income areas such as Nepal, Cambodia, and Kenya. The Huffington Post spoke with Jason Keehn, the CEO and Founder, and Columbia Bioethics master’s program alum, on how he got started, how he picks products, and what’s next.

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Reading a Newborn’s DNA

Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program, joins Ed McCabe, Chief Medical Officer of the March of Dimes, and New York Times reporter Anne Eisenberg to talk about the ethical questions testing a newborn’s DNA raises for parents and doctors.

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Does Intuition Matter in a Big Data World?

Even as quantitative analytic techniques become more powerful, they will never supplant the need for human intuition and creativity, writes Jeanne Harris, faculty for Columbia’s M.S. in Information and Knowledge Strategy program, in the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal.

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Ethics Questions Arise as Genetic Testing of Embryos Increases

Robert Klitzman, Program Director for Columbia’s Bioethics master’s program, comments on preimplantation genetic diagnosis used in conjunction with IVF.

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The Secrets of the Best Public Speakers

Jesse Scinto, instructor in Columbia’s Communications Practice program, reveals how celebrities and politicians manage to deliver smooth and seemingly spontaneous performances.

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