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The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) Research Colloquium will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. The CBSSM Research Colloquium will feature the Bishop Lecture in Bioethics as the keynote address. Norman Daniels, PhD will present the Bishop Lecture with a talk entitled: “Universal Access vs. Universal Coverage: Two models of what we should aim for." Dr. Daniels is Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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CSER Genomic Report Toolkit Now Online
Michele Gornick is a co-author of the new Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) Genomic Report Toolkit.
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Reshma Jagsi study finds that many high-risk patients with breast cancer aren’t getting genetic testing 02/15/2017
According to a study by Reshma Jagsi and colleagues, doctors often fail to recommend genetic testing for breast-cancer patients, even those who are at high risk for mutations linked to ovarian and other cancers. They surveyed 2,529 breast-cancer patients and found that although two-thirds of the women reported wanting genetic testing, less than a third actually got it. About 8 in 10 women at highest risk for BRCA mutations — because of family history or ancestry — said they had wanted testing, but only a little more than half received it.
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Bioethics Grand Rounds 02/22/2017
Devan Stahl, Assistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
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