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Got One Way of Looking at the World? It's Wrong

twitter | October 06, 2015

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The Power of Precise Predictions

new york times | October 02, 2015

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Don't Repeal the Cadillac Tax

new york times | October 02, 2015

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Bioethics at the Core of UN's & UNESCO's missions

twitter | September 29, 2015

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Brain Stimulation Holds Promise in Autism Treatment

newsweek | September 24, 2015

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Who’s Benefiting from MOOCs, and Why

harvard business review | September 23, 2015

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Dr. Carson, Dr. Paul, Meet Dr. Hippocrates

huffington post | September 18, 2015

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This is Your Brain as a Weapon: Jonathan Moreno on Cutting-edge Neural Technologies

twitter | September 14, 2015

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Low Resting Heart Rate a Risk Factor for Perpetration of and Exposure to Violence

twitter | September 09, 2015

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Warning: My Class Is One Big Trigger

twitter | September 07, 2015

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Predictions of the Future? Leave It to the Superforecasters

The National | September 05, 2015

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This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple And Beautiful Animations

twitter | September 04, 2015

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Research Findings Have Implications for Difficult-to-treat Cancers

medical press | September 02, 2015

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At Wharton, Donald Trump's Marketing Skills Make the Grade

new york times | September 01, 2015

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Adapting Courses for the Digital Era: The Professors' Perspective

daily pennsylvanian | August 27, 2015

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Their Agenda Was Modest: Learn How to Predict the Future

vox | August 21, 2015

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Professor Tetlock on Predictions and Dart-throwing Chimps

twitter | August 19, 2015

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The Obamacare Non-issue

msnbc | August 18, 2015

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Penn Epigenetics Team Extends Life of Some Human Cells

twitter | August 14, 2015

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Should Bioethicists “Get out of the Way” of CRISPR Research?

popular science | August 06, 2015

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Black Filmmakers Confront the ‘Burden of Representation’

broad street review | August 03, 2015

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Should We Charge Patients for Medical Research?

new york times | August 01, 2015

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How Bioethics Has Pushed America Left

Huffington Post | July 29, 2015

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A Bioethicist's "Brutally Honest" Assessment of Killer Robots

twitter | July 28, 2015

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We May Have Been Wrong About How African Pygmies Grow

National Geographic | July 28, 2015

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Why DARPA Is Paying People to Watch Alfred Hitchcock Cliffhangers

twitter | July 28, 2015

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A Sneak Peek at Philip Tetlock's Forthcoming Book, Superforecasting

twitter | July 24, 2015

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The New Biopolitics of Race, Genetics, and Health

twitter | July 14, 2015

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The Coming Shock in Health Care Cost Increases

Ezekial Emanuel proposes a Medicare reform that promises to curb health care cost increases.
wall street journal | July 07, 2015

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Study Shows Non-oncology Phase I Drug Trials to Be Low Risk

A key ethical concern about non-oncology phase I trials rests on the idea that they pose high risks of serious harm to healthy participants who cannot receive clinical benefit from the study drugs. This new study, led by Ezekiel Emanuel, concludes that concerns about the high risks of serious harms in non-oncology phase I trials do not seem to be borne out.
penn news | July 07, 2015

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The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten

Sarah A. Tishkoff comments on the current popularity of gluten-free diets
new york times | July 04, 2015

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Two Penn Profs Named National Security Science & Engineering Faculty Fellows

twitter | July 02, 2015

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US Congress Moves to Block Human-Embryo Editing

Jonathan Moreno comments on a congressional proposal to create a committee including religious experts to review the US Institute of Medicine's forthcoming report on the ethics of modifying human embryos to introduce heritable changes.
nature | June 25, 2015

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Jonathan Moreno: A True Interdisciplinarian

Addressing topics as broad-ranging as bioethics, the history of technology, and national security,...
June 24, 2015

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Using Abstract Math to Solve Real-World Problems

Unconventional mathematician Robert Ghrist is using one of mathematics’ most abstract disciplines—algebraic topology—to solve real-world problems in robotics and sensor networks.
pennsylvania gazette | June 23, 2015

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Michael Platt Appointed as Penn's 16th PIK Professor

Penn News | June 23, 2015

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SP2 Holds Event at Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing

twitter | June 16, 2015

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Talking & Living Race, Religion, & Social Justice

twitter | June 16, 2015

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Is Race a Social Invention?

Dorothy Roberts and Jonathan Marks examine whether race is a social invention, and the consequences of categorizing race biologically.
twitter | June 16, 2015

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The Cost-effective Application of Cutting-edge Medical Research

Speaking to biotech and health executives at the Klick Ideas Exchange event in Philadelphia, Ezekiel Emanuel said he was invited as a counter balance to other speakers, whom he described as "techno utopians," people who are gung-ho on medical technology and are less vocal on the costs to the entire health care system.
philadelphia inquirer | June 16, 2015

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Documentary about Salvadorian War Crimes Features Massacre Survivor Philippe Bourgois

Doing fieldwork for his dissertation on the root causes of revolution among Central America's peasants, Philippe Bourgois found himself caught in what came to be known as the Massacre of Santa Cruz, a scorched-earth operation in which the army slaughtered hundreds of villagers suspected of aiding guerrilla groups.  A new documentary features Bourgois in its recounting of the event and subsequent efforts to charge troop leader Sigifredo Ochoa Pérez, who is currently serving in El Salvador's Legislative Assembly, with war crimes.
philadelphia inquirer | June 11, 2015

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The Pentagon’s Gamble on Brain Implants, Bionic Limbs and Combat Exoskeletons

Jonathan Moreno weighs in on the efficacy of DARPA's big push into biological research.
twitter | June 10, 2015

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How National Security Gave Birth to Bioethics

Jonathan Moreno tells how national security was the reason for many experiments in the history of medicine.
The Conversation | June 08, 2015

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Race, Memory, & Justice: A Dialogue about Philadelphia's Next Monument

twitter | May 28, 2015

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Omega-3 Can Reduce 'Anti-Social' Behavior In Children

A study by the University of Pennsylvania has revealed that omega-3 can help treat anti-social behavior patterns in children. Researchers have claimed that omega-3, a common constituent of fish oil, has long-term neurodevelopment effects that help curb aggression.
twitter | May 21, 2015

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A Better Crystal Ball: Improving the Science of Forecasting

In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Barbara Mellers discusses her team’s findings about what makes some people better prognosticators, and how the best forecasters can be given a boost.
knowledge@wharton | May 13, 2015

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How to Solve the E.R. Problem

In a New York Times op-ed, prominent health policy expert Zeke Emanuel says new data that suggest the Affordable Care Act has increased E.R. volumes is discouraging, but argues simple strategies to increase patient engagement can reverse the trend.
New York Times | May 08, 2015

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Sixty-second Lecture on the Father of Psychodrama & Social Networks

twitter | April 24, 2015

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Robert Ghrist wins Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

twitter | April 23, 2015

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Former Obama Adviser: Obamacare Is Here to Stay

washington examiner | April 21, 2015

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Why Does Africa Have So Many Languages?

With more than 2,000 distinct languages, Africa has a third of the world's languages with less than a seventh of the world's population. Penn geneticist Sarah Tishkoff explains why.
christian science monitor | April 21, 2015

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The Pros and Cons of an Annual Physical

Conventional wisdom deems the annual physical to be valuable for early detection of disease and general well-being. But many doctors and medical researchers, including Ezekiel Emanuel, have begun to question the efficacy of an annual physical.
NPR | April 07, 2015

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Violence at the Urban Margins

Edited by three leading contemporary scholars of violence, Javier Auyero, Philippe Bourgois, and Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Violence at the Urban Margins penetrates the dynamics of violence in marginalized neigbhorhoods across the Americas.
Oxford University Press | April 06, 2015

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Future of Social Change Tour Draws West Coast Alumni & Prospects

twitter | April 03, 2015

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Is There a Criminal Brain?

Hosts of NPR's Here & Now interview Adrian Raine about "the criminal brain."
NPR | April 02, 2015

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How Real-Life Artificial Intelligence Rivals 'Terminator'

After predicting the appearance of self-deciding military drones back in 2006 in his book "Mind Wars" (Dana Press), Jonathan Moreno said he's seen an escalation in the military's interest in neuroscience and AI.
live science | March 20, 2015

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A Gateway to Global Engagement

In the capacity of Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Ezekiel Emanuel travels to Beijing to help celebrate the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center.
penn news | March 10, 2015

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Roberts Wins Prestigious ACLS Fellowship for Study on Interracial Marriage

penn law news | March 09, 2015

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Theater as Interpersonal Encounter and Spontaneous Experience

twitter | March 03, 2015

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Why Antibiotics Need Innovation

NBC news | February 27, 2015

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Shelley L. Berger: Revolutionizing Genetic Research

A leader in the rapidly changing field of epigenetics, Shelley L. Berger has built a world-class...
February 17, 2015

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Which GOP Candidate Will Adopt the "Three Parent Embryo"?

twitter | February 13, 2015

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Understanding the World's Religious and Political Clashes

John Jackson is one of three international scholars presenting on religion, secularism and political belonging in talks held at the University of Arizona.
UA NEWS | February 10, 2015

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What Research Tells Us About Making Accurate Predictions

Harvard Business Review | February 02, 2015

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What It Feels Like to Be a Black Professor

Writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Dean John Jackson Jr. of Social Policy & Practice writes about the black-professor experience and the need to be “twice as good.”
twitter | January 27, 2015

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The Healthcare Revolution

Ezekiel Emanuel and Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic CEO, discuss the "enormous" changes taking place in the health care industry.
CNBC | January 27, 2015

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Roberts Named Recipient of Fuller Award Honoring Her Achievements for the Black Community

Penn Law professor Dorothy E. Roberts has been named the recipient of the 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award by the American Psychiatric Foundation. The award honors a black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefited the quality of life for black people.
penn law news | January 26, 2015

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Penn Research Connects Social/Biological Risk Factors for Antisocial Behavior

Adrian Raine is a pioneer in the field of neurocriminology, aiming to unearth the biological roots of criminal behavior. A new study from his group is developing the basis for a new branch of this field: social neurocriminology, which seeks to better understand the societal origins of these biological factors.
penn current | January 22, 2015

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Super-forecasters Could Improve Prediction of Critical Geopolitical Events

BBC news | January 20, 2015

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To Catch Terrorists, Teamwork Works Best

Barbara Mellers' latest study, The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis: Drivers of Prediction Accuracy in World Politics, suggests that teams are better than individuals at intelligence analysis. These findings challenge some common practices of the U.S. intelligence community.
discover news | January 16, 2015

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Robert Ghrist's Online Class Brings Single Variable Calculus to Life for Thousands of Students

This course provides a brisk, challenging, and dynamic treatment of differential and integral calculus, with an emphasis on conceptual understanding and applications to the engineering, physical, and social sciences.
coursera | January 13, 2015

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Emmanuel's Latest Book on Healthcare among "2014's Most Memorable"

Forbes' Leah Binder names Ezekial Emmanuel's Reinventing American Healthcare as one of "The Seven Most Memorable Healthcare Books of 2014"
Forbes | January 13, 2015

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Brainy or Brawny? For ants, it comes down to more than DNA.

For ants, it comes down to more than DNA.
NewsWorks | January 09, 2015

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Jonathan Moreno & Actor John Pankow Examine Group Theater & Its Influence on Science

twitter | January 08, 2015

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Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Poverty and Addiction in Urban America

A new exhibition, Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Poverty and Addiction in Urban America, opens January 14 at Central Washington University’s Museum of Culture and Environment. Organized by the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the exhibit is based on the book by the same title, published in 2009 by Philippe Bourgois after he spent 12 years among a community of heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco.
daily Record | January 08, 2015

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SP2 Hosts Namseoul University Students

twitter | January 05, 2015

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Who Will be the GOP's Conservative Culture Hero?

twitter | January 05, 2015

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The Power of Online Learning

Robert Ghrist talks about building a calculus course for the world.
coursera | December 12, 2014

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Rakesh Vohra: Interdisciplinary Innovator

Drawing from the seemingly disparate fields of economics, electrical engineering, and computer...
December 10, 2014

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Many U.S. Breast Cancer Patients Receive Longer Radiation Therapy Than Necessary

Penn researchers Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Justin E. Bekelman, MD found that the vast majority of women after breast-conserving surgery receive six to seven weeks of radiation therapy, despite evidence that three weeks of a treatment called hypofractionated whole breast radiation is just as clinically effective, more convenient, and less costly.
NPR | December 10, 2014

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PennLaw & Africana Studies Faculty Hold Panel Discussion on Ferguson Decision

twitter | December 01, 2014

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Lessons from Ferguson

Dean John Jackson and Ezekiel Dixon-Román of Social Policy & Practice address "the complicated calculus of opportunities, outcomes, and common goals" that constitute the terms "fairness" and "equality."
Philadelphia Inquirer | December 01, 2014

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How Biotechnology Will Change What It Means to Be Human

Vox | November 11, 2014

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Ezekiel Emanuel on Managing Ebola in the U.S.

Ezekiel Emanuel discusses the management of Ebola cases in the U.S.
NBC news | October 24, 2014

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Study Led by Sarah Tishkoff Finds How DNA ‘Bias’ May Keep Some Diseases in Circulation

In a new study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, University of Pennsylvania researchers Joseph Lachance and Sarah A. Tishkoff investigated gene conversion in the context of the evolution of human populations. They found that a bias toward certain types of DNA sequences during this process may be an important factor in why certain heritable diseases persist in populations around the world.
penn news | October 24, 2014

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Dorothy Roberts: Bringing Different Perspectives into the Classroom

Dorothy Roberts discusses the dynamism of her interdisciplinary classes.
October 24, 2014

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Jonathan Moreno Discusses His New Book, Impromptu Man, on WHYY Radio

twitter | October 21, 2014

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Karen Glanz Elected into the Institute of Medicine

twitter | October 20, 2014

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Ezekiel Emanuel Addresses Americans’ Concerns about an Ebola Outbreak

NBC TODAY News | October 14, 2014

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Impolite Conversations: Broaching Taboo Subjects to Get to the Heart of Race Relations in America

John Jackson and his Impolite Conversations co-author, Cora Daniels, discuss the critical importance of talking about socially taboo subjects such as race, politics, sex, money, and religion.
MSNBC | October 01, 2014

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Future of Social Change Tour Offers SP2 Alumni and Prospects the Chance to Network, Learn, and Serve

Penn news | September 25, 2014

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Dorothy Roberts on Redefining the Way We Define Race

An inside look at Dorothy Roberts' interdisciplinary approach to advocating for social justice--and how it will change the way we look at race forever.
PENN ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE | September 22, 2014

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The End of Employer-Based Health Care?

In a Fox News interview, former Obama advisor Zeke Emanuel predicts that Obamacare would lead to a sharp decline in employer-provided health insurance--and more choice for Americans.
FOX NEWS | September 17, 2014

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Penn Dean John L. Jackson Jr. Takes His Message on the Road

In the “Future of Social Change” tour, John L. Jackson Jr., new dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, will visit 10 cities across the United States, beginning with a launch event Friday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Caster Building, 3701 Locust Walk.
Penn News | September 04, 2014

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Ethical Considerations of Experimental Interventions in the Ebola Outbreak

Co-authored by Ezekiel Emanuel and King's College professor Annette Rid, this Lancet article raises ethical questions regarding the use of experimental interventions to treat Ebola.
The Lancet | August 21, 2014

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Experimental Ebola Drug Raises Interest, Questions

Washington Post | August 20, 2014
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