The Boston Globe
by Curt Woodward

Boston Children's Hospital plans to build an app with Apple’s ResearchKit software system, which lets health care institutions connect directly with users of the company’s iPhone.

The inaugural gathering of the Center for Bioethics’ Master’s Program

Watch the streaming video of author Daniel Callahan discussing his book at an HMS public forum

Should the FDA regulate the sale of these devices? Should use of brain stimulation to enhance performance in gaming and recreation be prohibited, discouraged, encouraged, or required? Should a physician's prescription be required? Watch our panel discuss the science, ethics, and regulation of do-it-yourself brain stimulation and other forms of cognitive enhancement.

Science Friday
Center faculty member Dr. Aaron Kesselheim talks pharma pricing with Ira Flatow on Science Friday.

Joanne Waldstreicher, MD

Joanne Waldstreicher, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Johnson & Johnson
December 7, 2015
12:30-2:00 PM

The Wall Street Journal
by Amy Dockser Marcus

Kathy Giusti wanted her family to have their genes mapped and share the information. Some hesitated to take that step.

Sep 24, 4:30 - 6 pm
Location: TMEC 227
Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life
By Allen Frances

What are the implications of detecting consciousness in someone who looks and acts unconscious? Can and should this information be used to treat patients and manage expectations of caregivers? If so, how? The use of technology to detect consciousness raises a host of questions not only pertinent to medicine and science, but also to law, philosophy, ethics and beyond – questions at the heart of what it means to be conscious, and to recognize consciousness in others.

Visible Solutions

Can brain imaging be a “pain-o-meter” that tells courts when a person is in pain?  Can fMRI help us discern whether intractable chronic pain is “all in your head” or all in the brain – or will it require us to reconsider that distinction?