Dr. Wendy Chung Delivers TED2014 Talk on Autism and Genetics

Bioethics professor Wendy Chung spoke about autism and genetics at the 30th annual TED conference.

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How To Create Social Impact Through Thoughtful Networks

Katrina (Kate) Pugh, Academic Director of Columbia’s Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) Master’s program, contributes the first of a series of IKNS-related blog posts for The Huffington Post on designing networks for social impact.

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New Health Law Is Sending Many Back to School

Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, notes how the program addresses the ethical issues stemming from the Affordable Care Act.

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Shop For a Cause: Each Item Has a Story at Accompany Boutique

Jason Keehn, a graduate of the Master's Program in Bioethics at Columbia University, discusses his online boutique Accompany, which features chic, ethically sourced clothing that benefits humanitarian and philanthropic causes.

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New Task Force on Personalized Medicine Takes Interdisciplinary Approach

With the formation of a personalized medicine task force co-chaired by Columbia University Provost John Coatsworth and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine Lee Goldman, 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.

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Northwestern U. Gets Renewed Grilling Over Unauthorized Tests on Patients

Northwestern University has been accused by a U.S. senator of withholding key documents from a long-running inquiry into allegations that its chief of cardiac surgery experimented on unsuspecting patients. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program, comments on what patients need to know.

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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

“Designing babies” for purely elective reasons is problematic but research on the procedure of mitochondrial transfer shouldn’t be ignored, write Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program, and Mark V. Sauer, a Faculty Affiliate of the program from the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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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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