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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 14, 2023 (LMU)
On Friday April 14th, triple board certified cardiologist, Dr. Ernst von Schwarz will give a lecture on the status, potential, and ethics of stem cell therapy. Dr. Ernst von Schwarz previously spoke at LMU on the theology and ethics of aging. To read the student article on that talk, click here.
To access the flyer, click here
March 21, 2023 (LMU)
On Tuesday March 21, esteemed bioethicist and international scholar, Dr. Henk ten Have gave a lecture to students, faculty, and the LMU community on social solidarity, vulnerability, and human rights in a global context. Following the lecture, he, along with Professor Roberto Dell'Oro, answered questions from the audience.
To read more about the lecture, click here.
Professor Roberto Dell'Oro appointed as Ordinary Member of Pontifical Academy for Life, Meets Pope Francis
February 2, 2023 (LMU)
In February, Dr. Dell'Oro had the honor of meeting with the Pope following his appointment as an Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
To read more, click here.
NATIONAL AND GLOBAL BIOETHICS NEWS, SCHOLARSHIP, AND ISSUES
The Observatory is a monthly collection of special reports and news based on the latest biomedical and biotechnological research findings from the top medical and scientific journals.
April 18, 2023
President Joe Biden has signed an executive order containing more than 50 directives to increase access to child care and improve the work life of caregivers, the White House said Tuesday.
But the directives would be funded out of existing commitments, the White House said. That likely means their impact would be limited and they’d carry more of a symbolic weight about what’s possible.
Read the article here.
April 17, 2023
Australian cultured meat company Vow unveiled a meatball made of wooly mammoth meat and grown entirely in a lab. But there’s a catch—no one can eat it just yet. Vow used existing information about the genetic sequencing of a mammoth, which included a key protein that gives the meat its taste, and filled in the blanks based on data from similar species (like the African elephant). The company then inserted those genes into sheep cells, and let the cells multiply until they reached a meatball-sized amount.