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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.


San Francisco Chronicle, 08/05/14
--Organ shortage prompts debate over compensating donors
This piece highlights the latest Stanford Health Policy Forum, which focused on ways to end our country’s organ-donor shortage. David Magnus, the Thomas A. Raffin Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics, professor of pediatrics and director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, is quoted here. A video of the panel discussion is also now available online.

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