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Webinar: (09-22) Chimeras (But Don't Call Them Chimeras): An Introduction to the Ethics and Policy Debate

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  • Josephine M. Johnston, LLB, MBHL

    Josephine Johnston is Director of Research and a Research Scholar at The Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institute in Garrison, New York. She works on the ethics of emerging biotechnologies, particularly as used in human reproduction, psychiatry, genetics, and neuroscience. Her scholarly work has appeared in medical, scientific, policy, law, and bioethics journals, including New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Nature, Hastings Center Report, and Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. She is co-editor of Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing (Oxford University Press, 2019) and Trust and Integrity in Biomedical Research: The Case of Financial Conflicts of Interest (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). Ms. Johnston holds degrees in law and bioethics from the University of Otago in New Zealand.

  • Insoo Hyun, PhD

    Insoo Hyun is Director of Research Ethics and a faculty member of the Center for Bioethics and senior lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also Professor of Bioethics and Philosophy at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. As a Fulbright Scholar and Hastings Center Fellow, Dr. Hyun's interests include ethical and policy issues in stem cell research and new biotechnologies.

    Dr. Hyun has been involved for many years with the ISSCR (International Society for Stem Cell Research). He has helped draft all of the ISSCR’s international research guidelines and is the current Chair of the ISSCR Ethics Committee.

    Dr. Hyun received his BA and MA in Philosophy with Honors in Ethics in Society from Stanford University and his PhD in Philosophy from Brown University. He has been interviewed frequently on National Public Radio and has served on national commissions for the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. Dr. Hyun is a regular contributor to Nature, Science, Cell Stem Cell, The Hastings Center Report, among many other journals.

September 15, 2022
Thu 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 15M

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