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The Future of AI: Blockchain and Deep Learning

First point: considering blockchain and deep learning together suggests the emergence of a new class of global network computing system. These systems are self-operating computation graphs that make probabilistic guesses about reality states of the world.

Reflecting on Behind Bars: Ethics and Human Rights in U.S. Prisons

By Gali Katznelson Is it justifiable to chain women as they give birth? How about confining people in a way that is proven to be psychologically devastating and torturous? These are just two of the questions raised last week during … Continue reading →

For Veterans, a Path to Healing ‘Moral Injury’

When you have a physical injury, go to the doctor. A psychological injury? Get thee to a psychiatrist. But what can be done if you suffer from a “moral injury?”

Sanofi Scandal in the Phillipines Could Spread Dangerous Mistrust of Vaccines

In an era when too many people remain suspicious of vaccines, one of the world’s largest manufacturers may have made matters worse while trying to control dengue fever

Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It

The generic version of Crestor — rosuvastatin — cost Patrik Swanljung of Anacortes, Wash., about $38 less when he bought it through a website rather than using his health insurance. Consumers are finding that they can sometimes save money on their drug costs by not using their insurance

Bioethicists Call For Caution in Use of Rare Experimental Fetal Therapy

Citing uncertainties about the risks and benefits of an experimental therapy for fetuses whose kidneys do not develop, bioethicists at Johns Hopkins, including our Jeremy Sugarman, and a team of medical experts are calling for rigorous clinical trials in the use of a potential treatment, known as amnioinfusion

Limited Seats Still Available, Register Now! 12/12: Sixth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Health Law Year in P/Review December 12, 2017 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA Register for this event The Sixth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review symposium will … Continue reading →

Medical Aid in Dying in Minnesota: Legal Landscape and Ethical Justifiability

I had a fun and productive engagement with participants during my noon ethics rounds on Friday at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.  My slides are here.

Ethics Committee Chair Sued for Role in Futility Case

I have previously collected lawsuits brought against ethics consultants and ethics committee members. Most of those were brought in the context of medical futility disputes.