The Center for Bioethics brings together the rich intellectual resources across Harvard Medical School and Harvard University, along with colleagues and institutions worldwide, to help ensure that scientific progress, medical therapeutics, and health care practices are developed hand-in-hand with reflection upon the profound moral questions raised by advances in the life sciences and biotechnology.
Our mission is executed through education, research, and service, with programs that prepare the next generation of practitioners and leaders in bioethics, conduct normative and empirical research to address bioethical questions in clinical care, research, and public policy, and engage the public in understanding and addressing ethical aspects of health care and biotechnology.
Ethics in Research and Medicine Has Never Been More Important
We work to ensure that values and ethics are always part of medical training, laboratory and clinical research, and professional education. Your contribution supports this mission globally, nationally, and locally. Make a one-time or recurring gift today!
Join a Global Audience Answering Bioethical Questions
We sponsor free and public lectures throughout the academic year. Our annual lectures include the George W. Gay Lecture on medical ethics and the Lawrence Lader Lectureship on family planning and reproductive rights.
A Weekly Newsletter by MBE Students and the Museum of Science, Boston
A team of contributors from our Master of Science in Bioethics (MBE) degree program launched a newsletter with the Center for Life Sciences at the Museum of Science, Boston. Sign up to stay informed about new developments in medicine, biotechnology, public health and more.