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Bioethics Webinar: Refugee and Migrant Health, Mobility and Moral Responsibility - Feb. 14, 2018

February 14, 2018
The Bioethics Program of Clarkson University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is pleased to invite you to the next in our monthly webinar series. Webinars are held every second Wednesday from 12 PM – 1 PM Eastern Time. Program Director and Professor Sean Philpott-Jones will present "Refugee and Migrant Health, Mobility and Moral Responsibility" on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 12 PM - 1 PM EST. RSVP by clicking here.
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Join us for a Bioethics Program Open House - Jan. 17 and 18, 2018

January 17, 2018
The Bioethics Program of Clarkson University - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai invites you to attend an online open house on Wednesday, January 17, at 6 p.m. ET or Thursday, January 18, at noon ET. During the one-hour webinar, you will learn more about our master's degree program, as well as the specialization options in Bioethics Policy, Clinical Ethics and Research Ethics.
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CNN Opinion - Professor Steinbock Weighs In On Janet Jackson's Alleged Pregnancy At Nearly 50

May 11, 2016
(CNN)Reports that Janet Jackson might be pregnant have reignited the debate over how old is too old to start a family. Many of Jackson's fans welcomed the reports that the singer, who turns 50 on May 16, is in her second trimester of pregnancy, while others have described Jackson as selfish. The real question, though, is whether this is anyone else's business.
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Paris is Burning

June 30, 2017
Earlier this month, President Trump finally honored one of his many (often contradictory) campaign promises. He formally withdrew the United States from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. America is now one of only three countries in the world who are not party to this landmark agreement, joining Syria and Nicaragua in refusing to work collaboratively to combat the threat of global climate change. Has the Trump Administration’s decision doomed all hopes and condemned the world to an apocalyptic future of runaway climatic change?
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Remembering the 49+

June 15, 2017
This past Monday represented the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida. Forty-nine people died and 53 were injured in what was the worst mass shooting in modern US history. The victims’ only crime was that they were members or supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. They were singled out and murdered by a lone gunman motivated by homophobia and hatred. Unfortunately, reports of gun violence and mass shootings are becoming increasingly routinized in the United States. Although correlation is not causation, it is easy to see the links between this increase in violence and the current political climate.
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Should We Cure Genetic Diseases?

June 7, 2017
In "Trying to Embrace a 'Cure'," (New York Times, June 4, 2017), Sheila Black notes that in the near future there may be a treatment that could amount to a cure for the genetic illness she and two of her children have -- X-linked hypophosphatemia or XLH. But Ms. Black is ambivalent about the prospect. Although she acknowledges the potential benefits both to individuals and to society, the issue is, for her, complex.
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