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a resource of the Bioethics Institute of Loyola Marymount University


The Bioethics Hub is a resource for healthcare providers, bioethicists, scholars, and students in Southern California and beyond. There are academic articles, interviews with bioethicists, links to ethics-related news items, and local bioethics events.

This site is managed by the Bioethics Institute at Loyola Marymount University.




April 16, 2021 

Technological advancements have brought us the possibility of merging the brain with the virtual world. As new ethical dilemmas arise, we must assess the possibilities and consequences we may face on societal and individual grounds. Flavius Rusu, a first year Graduate Student at Loyola Marymount University approaches the topic of brain-computer interface and its potential benefits and risks.

Webpage coming soon.

Alumni Spotlight Update:

Jared Howes

April 6, 2021 

Jared Howes graduated with an M.A. in Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University in 2019. He is currently a doctoral student at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law at KU Leuven in Belgium. His research focuses on the ethics of electronic tracking devices in dementia care. 

Click here to read further about Jared's travels, academic goals, and thoughts regarding post-LMU life. 

Medical Apartheid Goes Viral: African Americans, Historical Bioethics and the Coronavirus

March 15, 2021 (LMU)

Featuring Dr. Harriet Washington, Award-winning Author & Ethicist  After portraying the historical roots of racial mistreatment in the US medical-research arena, Dr. Washington will discuss contemporary challenges to ethical healthcare, including the dissemination of vaccines and the elision of informed consent through the lens of the coronavirus-19 pandemic. 

Read more here.



This section features interviews with and narratives of Southern California bioethicists as well as students and faculty of the LMU Bioethics Institute. 




New York state ends stem cell research funding

April 16, 2021


Over the past decade, New York state has become an international hub of stem cell research. In part, that’s thanks to one of the United States’s only state-level programs devoted exclusively to this area of science, researchers say. But now, New York’s state government has killed the program, which scientists fear will slow research progress and cause a brain drain to other states and countries.

Read the article here

Lab-grown embryos mix human and monkey cells for the first time

April 15, 2021


By slipping human stem cells into the embryos of other animals, we might someday grow new organs for people with faltering hearts or kidneys. In a step toward that goal, researchers have created the first embryos with a mixture of human and monkey cells. These chimeras could help scientists hone techniques for growing human tissue in species better suited for transplants, such as pigs.

Read the article here



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LMU Bioethics Institute

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1 LMU Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90045


Tel: 310-258-5417

If you have a bioethics-related event or opportunity you would like featured in our calendar, contact the Bioethics Institute Graduate Assistant, at BioethicsGA@lmu.edu, with relevant information.

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