Session 10: Bioethics in Precision Medicine

Faculty Bio

Jeremy Garrett, Ph.D., is Research Faculty in Bioethics at Children’s Mercy Kansas City and Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has edited or co-edited three books, published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and books, and been PI of research on the ethics of returning individual results in genomic biobank research (NHGRI R21HG006613). His research focuses on ethical concepts invoked in clinical genetics, genetic counseling, and genetic research, including the duty to rescue, duties of reciprocity and entrustment, children’s right to an open future, actionability and utility, and genetic exceptionalism. 

  • This course will focus on genetic and genomic ethics in the field of Precision Medicine.


Learning Objectives


By the end of this lesson, the student will be able to: 

  1. describe the nature and structure of ethical dilemmas in precision medicine 

  1. analyze two important ethical principles that frequently arise in the context of precision medicine: the child’s right to an open future and the principle of non-directiveness 

  1. demonstrate facility with ethical frameworks that apply these principles to clinical vignettes 

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