New Symposium on Informed Consent in Research and Genomics

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The newest issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics is a symposium guest edited by Consortium chair Susan M. WolfEllen Wright Clayton and Frances Lawrenz, Principal Investigators on the LawSeqSM project. The title is "The Future of Informed Consent in Research and Translational Medicine;" it was inspired by last year's Consortium-sponsored research ethics conference. Both the conference and the journal issue look back at the evolution of informed consent since the historic Schloendorff case was decided more than 100 years ago. It was in that opinion Justice Benjamin Cardozo declared that a competent adult “has a right to determine what shall be done with his own body” in what is now regarded as the foundational statement of a patient's right to self-determination. Read the entire issue here