Videos

Videos of past programs that were held by the Ethics Center.

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Neglected diseases: Can social good trump profit?

Date & Time Wed, 12/02/2015 5:30pm-7:00pm Overview Neglected diseases, or more specifically neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), refer to major global health problems that affect hundreds of millions of people. Despite the huge burden of these diseases worldwide, there is little or no interest in the

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Editing the Genome of Mosquitoes

Date & Time Wed, 11/04/2015 5:30-7:00 P.M. Overview UCSD graduate student, Valentino Gantz, and Professor Ethan Bier recently published a Science paper describing a new mechanism of “gene drive.” This is not just a matter of editing the genes of a single individual, but an

Why What You Know About Protecting Privacy Might Be Wrong2

Why What You Know About Protecting Privacy Might Be Wrong

 Date & Time Wed, 05/06/2015 at 5:30-7:00 PM Overview Privacy is a theme that enjoys increasing media attention. Besides Edward Snowden’s disclosures, recent news items include the consequences of Europe’s Draft Data Protection Directive on the use of personal data for advertising, and Mattel’s “Eavesdropping” Barbie

Preventing HIV by Understanding Patterns of Transmission2

Preventing HIV by Understanding Patterns of Transmission

Date & Time Wed, 02/04/2015 5:30-7:00 PM Overview Preventing HIV by Understanding Patterns of Transmission Recent advances in medical technology have made it possible to rapidly obtain genetic information related to a variety of health care conditions. There are both risks and benefits associated with

Targeted Immunotherapy to Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Targeted Immunotherapy to Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Date & Time Wed, 05/14/2014 5:30-7:30 PM Overview This program is the sixth in a series of 2013-2014 programs with a focus on cancer, particularly as seen through the lens of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book The Emperor of All Maladies. From Forbes Magazine Online: Is This

Communicating through the Cancer Journey: Can We Talk?

Communicating through the Cancer Journey: Can We Talk?

Date & Time Wed, 04/02/2014 5:30-7:00PM Overview This program is the fifth in a series of 2013-2014 programs with a focus on cancer, particularly as seen through the lens of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book The Emperor of All Maladies. Developments in science and technology are necessary,

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Date & Time Tue, 02/25/2014 7:00 PM Overview Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D., is a leading cancer physician and researcher. His first book, The Emperor Of All Maladies: A Biography Of Cancer is a magnificent “biography” of this shape-shifting and formidable disease that has plagued and