November 2, 2020

Jonsen co-authored scholarly texts and guidance considered essential to human-subjects research and to physicians’ decision-making.

December 3, 2018

Screening of healthy adults for genes that might heighten disease risk must be pursued cautiously, concludes a U.S. panel whose authors include a UW bioethicist.

An illustration of gene editing
November 29, 2018

Earlier this week, He Jiankui, a scientist in China, announced he had genetically edited two human embryos, which were then implanted in a mother's womb, and reportedly resulted in a pregnancy and the live birth of twins.  The news sparked an up

April 27, 2018

Even as scientific experts applauded the arrest of the Golden State Killer suspect, some expressed unease at reports that detectives in California had used a public genealogy database to identify him. 

April 24, 2018

"Members of a government ethics panel have renewed their criticisms of a controversial study in which volunteers are to be deliberately infected with the Zika virus.

April 16, 2018

The UW's chair of bioethics and humanities reflects on her role in confronting institutional racism. 

April 12, 2018

'No one is on the hook' to minimize bystander risk; UW bioethicist and co-authors advocate for stronger protections in Science commentary.

August 18, 2017

UW scientist co-chairs gathering; attendees represent diverse global group

Precision medicine, in which genes or other personal information help physicians tailor the treatment of a patient’s condition or disease, has been heralded as healthcare’s next frontier.

This past spring, Denise Dudzinski was named new chair of UW's Department of Bioethics & Humanities, a small department that delves into big issues: end-of-life care, responsible conduct of research, and social justice.


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