Prof. Susan Wolf, an elected member of the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine (IOM), is part of an IOM committee that issued recommendations for the world’s largest tissue repository, which has its origin in the Civil War. Read more. Prof. Wolf is also quoted in a recent issue of Science. In the article,"Neuroethics: When a Brain Scan Bears Bad News," she says that "although clinicians have a legal 'duty to care' for their patients, scientific researchers are not legally bound or professionally trained to interpret brain scans diagnostically."
Thirty-four years ago this month, the first baby conceived via in vitro fertilization, Louise Brown, was born. Scientific advances since 1978 have generated layers of new ethical questions surrounding the procedure. "The big change we're facing now is the marriage of in vitro and genetics," said Consortium founding chair Susan M.
The wait is finally over. The Supreme Court issued its verdict today on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a 5-4* vote, it ruled that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and can stand. Chief Justice John Roberts issued the majority opinion. Far from being the final word on health care reform in the U.S., this ruling adds new energy to the debate over how the medical system can best serve Americans and who will pay for that care.