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The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University helped to invent the field of bioethics, beginning a tradition of creative leadership in practical ethics that continues into the twenty-first century.

Recent News

February 13, 2017

Research team challenges irresponsible data reporting on medication use during pregnancy

KIE Director Maggie Little and colleagues comment on a recent article in JAMA Pediatrics they describe as unethically overstating the connection between of medication use during pregnancy and behavioral problems in childhood.

February 8, 2017

KIE Scholar argues for ancillary-care duties of medical researchers

In the new book Current Controversies in Bioethics (ed. S. Matthew Liao and Colin O’Neil), Senior Research Scholar Henry Richardson contributes a chapter on ancillary care and the obligation of medical researchers to provide it, especially in developing-world settings.

February 3, 2017

Library completes archive of Presidential Bioethics Commission

The Bioethics Research Library has completed a full digital archive of the work of the U.S.’s Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

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