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ABC.com interviews Ruth Macklin, Ph.D., about the ethical and social consequences of NFL quarterback Peyton Manning’s decision to try an experimental stem cell treatment, not approved by the FDA, for a bulging disk in his neck. Dr. Macklin is the Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics. (Tuesday, September 20, 2011)

 

PRI's The World interviews Ruth Macklin, Ph.D., about the ethics of offering a genetic test for Huntington's disease to study subjects who helped create the test. A family living in Venezuela participated in a study that led to the genetic test but because there is no treatment or cure for Huntington's, researchers have no plans to offer the participants the test - maintaining that a positive test result could cause great harm to the study participants and their families. Dr. Macklin argues that the decision should be left to each individual and not scientists. Dr. Macklin is the Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics at Einstein. (Wednesday, June 30, 2010)

 

ABC News interviews bioethicist Dr. Ruth Macklin on the implications of the first human clinical trial involving embryonic stem cells. Dr. Macklin is a professor of epidemiology & population health and a faculty scholar in biomedical ethics. (Monday, January 26, 2009) read more...

 

WNYC-AM interviews Dr. Ruth Macklin on how the tough economy is persuading some to participate in drug trials. Dr. Macklin is a professor of epidemiology & population health and a faculty scholar in biomedical ethics. (Monday, January 05, 2009) read more...

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