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Ethically Sound is a podcast of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Through the podcast, we seek to bring attention to bioethical issues arising from advances in medicine, science and technology and share recommendations from our reports. The Bioethics Commission is an advisory panel of the nation's leaders in medicine, science, ethics, religion, law, and engineering. It advises President Obama on evolving bioethical issues.

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Ethically Sound is a podcast of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Through the podcast, we seek to bring attention to bioethical issues arising from advances in medicine, science and technology and share recommendations from our reports. The Bioethics Commission is an advisory panel of the nation's leaders in medicine, science, ethics, religion, law, and engineering. It advises President Obama on evolving bioethical issues.

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Ethically Sound is a podcast of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Through the podcast, we seek to bring attention to bioethical issues arising from advances in medicine, science and technology and share recommendations from our reports. The Bioethics Commission is an advisory panel of the nation's leaders in medicine, science, ethics, religion, law, and engineering. It advises President Obama on evolving bioethical issues.

Rank #1: Privacy And Progress

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Whole genome sequencing unlocks our genetic makeup, and with it the promise of new treatments and cures. But how can we best protect our most personal data while still realizing its enormous medical potential? In this episode of Ethically Sound, host Hillary Wicai Viers talks with Bioethics Commission member Dr. Anita Allen and Retta Beery, and discusses the Bioethics Commission's report Privacy and Progress in Whole Genome Sequencing.

Sep 29 2016

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Rank #2: Gray Matters

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As neuroscience research ramps up, and scientists unlock more and more of the brain’s secrets, how can we be sure these insights are sought and used in responsible ways? In this episode of Ethically Sound, host Hillary Wicai Viers talks with Bioethics Commission member Dr. Stephen Hauser and Dr. Stephen Morse, and discusses the Bioethics Commission's report, Gray Matters: Topics at the Intersection of Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society.

Oct 07 2016

12mins

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Rank #3: Anticipate And Communicate

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As healthcare workers returned home in 2014 and 2015 from fighting the Ebola epidemic in western Africa, actions by state governments to prevent potential spread of the disease ran the gamut—from mandatory monitoring to travel bans and quarantine. These measures raised the question: is the nation prepared to ethically respond to public health emergencies? In this episode of Ethically Sound, host Hillary Wicai Viers talks with Bioethics Commission member Dr. Barbara Atkinson and Dr. Trish Henwood, and discusses the Bioethics Commission's report Ethics and Ebola: Public Health Planning and Response.

Sep 23 2016

13mins

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Rank #4: Charting A Path Forward

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Since the 1970s, the United States has had a succession of national advisory bodies to provide Congress or the President with expert advice on topics related to bioethics. As science and technology continues to develop with increasing speed, many are wondering: what does the future hold for national bioethics advisory bodies? In this episode of Ethically Sound, host Hillary Wicai Viers talks with Bioethics Commission member Dr. Daniel Sulmasy and Prof. Alex Capron, and discusses the Bioethics Commission's reflections on the past, present and future of bioethics advisory bodies.

Nov 19 2016

12mins

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Rank #5: Bioethics for Every Generation

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Each of us in our lifetime will face tough choices about our health, the health of a loved one, or the health of our community. Sometimes there are no clear right or wrong answers. So how do we tackle these ethical dilemmas? In this episode of Ethically Sound, host Hillary Wicai Viers talks with the chair of the Bioethics Commission Dr. Amy Gutmann and Dr. Lisa M. Lee, and discusses the Bioethics Commission's report Bioethics for Every Generation: Deliberation and Education in Health, Science, and Technology.

Nov 07 2016

13mins

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