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Classic Readings in Genetics and Ethics
The Classic Readings in Genetics & Ethics seminar series is co-sponsored by CIRGE and the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. Each week we will discuss a different classic article or case, and its relevance to a more recent article or case. All readings can be found online. The seminar is held every other Monday, from 3:30-5:00pm in the SCBE Conference Room (PDF).

SCBE Brown Bag Series

SCBE's offers a series of informal talks, usually monthly, which are free and open to the public. All talks take place in the SCBE conference room.

Jonathan King Lectures

The Jonathan J. King Lectureship was established in 1991 to encourage the compassionate and humane care of all patients. It is a part of Stanford University Medical Center's mission to enhance patient treatment and the art of caring.


Inside Stanford Medicine, 09/22/14

--Videos explain concepts of clinical research
Bioethicists are releasing videos and policy guidelines that aim to promote more ethical comparative-effectiveness research within medical practices. David Magnus, the Thomas A. Raffin Professor and director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE), is leading a study that explores the ethical implications of this kind of research. Mildred Cho, professor of pediatrics and associate director of the SCBE; senior scholar Sandra Soo-Jin Lee; Philip Lavori, professor and chair of health research and policy; Steven Alexander, professor of pediatrics; David Rosenthal, professor of pediatrics; and Glenn Chertow, professor of medicine, are also mentioned in this piece.

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