A limited number of two-year post and pre doctoral fellowships are available for participants to study ethical issues related to the conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics, and health policy. Learn more here.
In the developing world Dr. Emily Esmaili regularly confronts end-of-life situations where policies and guidelines are undefined and no board of ethics exists to influence difficult decisions. Read about her practicum placement.
GenomeWeb – In a randomized controlled trial, people who learned their genetic risk of developing type 2 diabetes did not appear to have increased motivation to make lifestyle changes, University of Cambridge researchers reported.
News-Medical.net – A defect in a gene that produces dopamine in the brain appears to accelerate the onset of Parkinson's disease, according to new research from Iowa State University. The effect is particularly dramatic for people under age 50.
The Globe and Mail – Ottawa’s latest show of support for stem cell research comes just as scientists in the United States are wondering what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for those areas of research that have previously been opposed by social conservatives.
STAT – As Congress races to finalize the 21st Century Cures Act, Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a statement Tuesday that the legislation is a “bad bill” that should not be passed and criticized the pharmaceutical industry for seeking “handouts.”
NPR Shots – The number of new Zika cases in Puerto Rico has dropped dramatically in recent weeks, yet health officials worry the full effect of the outbreak on the island may not be known for months or years to come.