In the March 22, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune, the Precision Medicine event hosted by the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences was cited as important to raising the U’s profile in the fight against cancer. In the story titled, “Will Pulitzer winner’s visit help U. raise its cancer-research profile?”, the LABS’ work in ethics and law are seen as pivotal in the advancement of research.
In December, the U.’s S.J. Quinney College of Law teamed up with the school’s biomedical science faculty to talk about potential ethical and legal snares.
Panelists debated how courts and policymakers could prevent racial, ethnic and gender discrimination in cases where treatments respond differently to different genetic makeups. These broader philosophical questions are inevitable as technology and medicine evolve, said Bob Goldberg, director of Tanner Humanities Center.