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Leslie and John Francis co-author new book on privacy

Husband and wife team —who are both University of Utah professors —explore understanding privacy in a complex and changing online world.

Brown to speak on military enhancement and bioethics at Leonardo event

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Teneille Brown will be speaking at The Leonardo on Friday, Mar. 3 in a conversation about military and biomedical innovation. See the event website here »

Francis leads Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association

University of Utah professor Leslie Francis made history this year as the first academic from the state in 75 years to receive what many consider to be the highest academic honor in the field of philosophy. Francis was elected president of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association. Selection as one of the APA’s […]

Utah Board of Regents grants permanent approval to Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences

The state Board of Regents today granted permanent approval of the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. The move positions the center at the University of Utah to offer permanent resources and academic support on issues tied to improving the law as it relates to the rapidly evolving […]

Frontiers in Precision Medicine – Exploring Science and Policy Boundaries

See the Precision Medicine project page » Watch the event archive on our YouTube channel » Sponsored by the S.J. Quinney College of Law Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences, the University of Utah School of Medicine and the Huntsman Cancer Institute Watch this event online. Direct links found in the agenda below. In his […]

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Clear Error to be the Standard of Review for Factual Findings Underlying Claim Construction

By Austen Paulsen for BiolawToday.org In a decision answering the long-vexing question of what standard of review appellate courts should apply when reviewing a lower court’s construction of patent claims, the United States Supreme Court held that appellate courts must apply a clear error standard of review to a lower court’s factual findings and a de […]

Property Rules and Liability Rules for Genetic Data

By Jorge L. Contreras for BioLawToday.org, originally posted on Balkin.com.  For the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law School In 2009, the Texas Department of Health agreed to destroy a research biobank containing approximately 5.3 million infant blood samples. The samples, stored on index cards as dried blood spots, were collected over an […]

Francis publishes “Genomic knowledge sharing: A review of the ethical and legal issues”

September 16, 2014 S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Distinguished Professor of Law Leslie Francis published a white paper in the journal Applied & Translational Genomics. The paper, titled “Genomic knowledge sharing: A review of the ethical and legal issues,” is available online. Abstract – The importance of genomic information for care of individual […]

HHS Issues Guidance Regarding HIPAA and Same Sex Marriage

By Leslie Francis for HealthLawProfBlog.  Under HIPAA, patients’ spouses and other family members have certain rights to access health information.  In an important guidance document in the wake of United States v. Windsor, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS has clarified that “spouse” under HIPAA refers to legally married same-sex spouses, even if the individual is receiving services in a jurisdiction […]

A Delicate Balance of Innovation and Access: The Future of Gene Patenting

A Delicate Balance of Innovation and Access: The Future of Gene Patenting after Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. et al. S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom Sponsored by the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Health Law Section of the […]