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Article ID: 680060

Penn Ethicist Proposes New Category for Psychiatric Patients to Justify Instances of Compulsory Treatment

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The “involuntary treatment” of unwilling psychiatric patients has long been accepted as necessary in some cases, for the sake of patients and society, though it can raise serious ethical concerns as well as legal barriers. In a Viewpoint essay published online today in JAMA, Dominic Sisti, PhD, an assistant professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, argues that some of the concerns about treating patients without their consent would be alleviated if the mental health profession recognized an important distinction among these cases.

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24-Aug-2017 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 679976

An All-Out Ban on ‘Killer Robots’ Could Have Unintended Consequences, AI Experts Say

Northwestern University

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23-Aug-2017 2:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 678958

#CRISPR DNA Editing Corrects Disease Gene in Human Embryos – Experts Available @UofUHealth

University of Utah Health

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2-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 674534

Winning Star Trek Tricorder Device to Be Presented to Experts at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program

Press can register here to livestream this special session through Newswise Live on Monday, July 31 at 7:30 PM EDT. The winner of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition will present DxtER—a real-life tricorder—at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego. This special session will be the first time that the device is presented to researchers at a U.S. scientific conference.

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30-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 678539

Artificial Intelligence: A Powerful Tool to Help Shape Our World

Arizona State University (ASU)

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26-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 678357

The Global Biological Standards Institute’s 3rd Annual BioPolicy Summit: Improving Reproducibility of Research Through Digital Tools, Technologies and Laboratory Automation

Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI)

The Global Biological Standards Institute’s 3rd annual BioPolicy Summit: Improving reproducibility of research through digital tools, technologies and laboratory automation is scheduled October 16, 2017, at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.

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24-Jul-2017 5:00 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 677697

Ethically Interpreting Eight Words in the Tobacco Control Act to Help FDA and the Courts

O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

A novel project led by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and funded by The Greenwall Foundation, will develop the most ethically appropriate, legally viable interpretations of a critical eight-word phrase in the Federal Tobacco Control Act, in addition to other related passages.

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12-Jul-2017 5:05 AM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 675717

ASCB Comments on Trump FY18 Budget

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The Trump Administration has released its final, detailed FY18 federal budget and it is just what was expected: short on funding. The Trump proposal calls for an 18% overall cut for the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) with individual cuts for NIH Institutes and Centers ranging from 18% to 23%. The only exception is the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), which only has a 12% cut to its budget.

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1-Jun-2017 10:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 674769

Study: ‘Moral Enhancement’ Technologies Are Neither Feasible Nor Wise

North Carolina State University

A recent study finds that “moral enhancement technologies” – which are discussed as ways of improving human behavior – are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing research into these technologies.

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16-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 673679

Meet a Scientist

Washington University in St. Louis

When scientists take off the googles and lab coats, they can be amusing and inspiring storytellers. These short videos are part of initiative to persuade Washington University in St. Louis scientists talk about being scientists with the hope that their stories will amuse and inspire.

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26-Apr-2017 4:30 PM EDT
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