THE BIOETHICS HUB
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.
AT THE INSTITUTE
The Bioethics Institute will be holding: "The Ethics of Germline Modification" lecture on February 11th, 2020 in the Life Sciences Auditorium at 7pm.
The event will consist of three 20-minute lectures about the cutting edge of genetics set the stage for moderated audience discussion. Bioethcist Roberto Dell'Oro talks about the history of embryo experimentation; Health law attorney Jennifer Gumer speaks about the ethics of germline modification; Legal expert Cesare Romano discusses the international context of this controversial new technology.
Fall 2019 (LMU)
On October 16, 2019, the LMU Bioethics Institute hosted its semi-annual O'Malley Chair lecture. This fall the Bioethics Institute has proudly hosted Professor Mary Jo Iozzio as the visiting O'Malley chair professor. Her lecture titled, "Radical Bioethics: Disability, Difference, and Desiderata", was intriguing, thought-provoking and innovative.
To read more about the lecture and to watch it in its entirety, click here.
October 11, 2019 (Harvard)
On October 11, Director of the Bioethics Institute at LMU, Dr. Dell'Oro, presented at a conference hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Life, in partnership with the World Youth Alliance, Abigail Adams Institute, and the Harvard Students for Life. The goal was to help young professionals and students the ability for deeper reflection about what it means to be human in the face of advances in robotics and artificial intelligence.
To read Dr, Dell'Oro's remarks click here.
NATIONAL AND GLOBAL BIOETHICS NEWS, SCHOLARSHIP, AND ISSUES
January 22, 2019
A highly publicized approach to lowering health costs failed to pass rigorous study this month, but hospitals, insurers and government health programs don't intend to give up on the idea. It just needs to be modified, they say.
January 13, 2019
A recent Trump administration decision to limit funding of research that uses fetal tissue is already disrupting research into major diseases, including AIDS, Down syndrome and diabetes, scientists say.
The controversial federal funding rules, announced seven months ago, are reshaping scientists’ research paths and the grants they seek from the National Institutes of Health.
January 10, 2019
Hungary will provide free in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment to couples at state-run clinics, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced. He said fertility was of "strategic importance". Last month his government took over Hungary's fertility clinics.
Mr. Orban, a right-wing nationalist, has long advocated a "procreation over immigration" approach to deal with demographic decline.
Below you will find bioethics events and opportunities.