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    Katherine Drabiak

    • Hawaii’s New End-of-Life Law: Do the Additional Safeguards Withstand Scrutiny?

      Posted on May 4, 2018

      Last month, Hawaii became the seventh state, with the District of Columbia, to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Similar to some of the other state laws, Hawaii’s Our Care, Our Choice Act permits competent adults with a terminal illness and a diagnosis of less than six months to live to obtain a lethal prescription to use to… Read more

    • Engineering Consensus in the Development of Genome Editing Policy

      Posted on March 14, 2017

      In the past few weeks media outlets have been reporting on the release of Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. The report concluded that following more research, it would be ethical to initiate clinical trials using heritable, germline genome editing for therapeutic purposes subject to… Read more