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Law, Economics and Ethics of Precision Medicine Symposium

Sponsored by the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences and the Huntsman Cancer Institute S.J. Quinney Moot Courtroom (Level 6), S.J. Quinney College of Law Details coming soon!   Tentative Agenda 8:30-9:00 a.m. – Breakfast/Registration 9:00-9:15 a.m. – Welcome 9:15-10:30 a.m. – Panel 1: Who Will Pay for Precision Medicine? 10:30-10:45 a.m. – Break 10:45 […]

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 […]

Making the Case Against Gene Patents

Making the Case Against Gene Patents: an Evening with ACLU Women’s Rights Project Attorney Sandra Park S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom Sandra S. Park is a Senior Staff Attorney in the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. At WRP, Sandra engages in litigation, policy advocacy, and public education at the national, state, and local […]

Brown Interviewed on NPR Affiliate KCPW about Prisoners as Organ Donors

Teneille Brown, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed on Salt Lake City National Public Radio affiliate KCPW’s “Cityview” program on Wednesday, November 6, 2012.  The story focused on the ethics, policy and practice of a proposed bill that would require state prisons to seek consent […]

U of U Recognizes Leslie Francis as Distinguished Professor

by Aradhana Nair The University of Utah’s Board of Trustees recently bestowed the honorary title of Distinguished Professor upon S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie P. Francis. The title recognizes Francis’ lifetime achievement in the fields of health law, bioethics, and disability. “I am grateful to the College of Law for nominating me and […]

Stanford Law and Biomedical Ethics Fellow Teneille Brown Joins College of Law Faculty

February 13, 2009 Dean Hiram Chodosh announced today that Teneille R. Brown, a fellow at Stanford Law School, the MacArthur Foundation Law & Neuroscience Project, and the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics will join the faculty at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law as an associate professor in July 2009. “We are […]