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Mar 12 2019 | Collin Anthony
“The government sucks at technology,” Chris Lynch said repeatedly to a group of Stanford undergraduates eager to put their computer-science skills to good use. “When the government launched Healthcare.gov, only six people could create an account, which cost $1 billion,” he told the students while...
Feb 26 2019 | Collin Anthony
The once high-flying biotech startup Theranos continues to be in the news, but for all the wrong reasons, serving as a cautionary tale to the next generation of entrepreneurs eyeing Silicon Valley careers. That context made a recent event at Stanford featuring two former Theranos employees, who...
Feb 20 2019 | Rebecca Shen
In our society, we typically don’t discuss or even think about issues related to aging and end-of-life care until we’re personally involved. And by then, it may be too late. It’s a problem that the student organization Stanford Undergraduate Hospice and Palliative Care (SUHPaC) seeks to address...
Feb 8 2019 | Sarah Berger Gonzalez
The hunger to hear nuanced views on the pros and cons of universal basic income (UBI) was evident in the capacity crowd that gathered for a recent discussion among several scholars with expertise in ethics, political economy and labor politics.
Jan 25 2019 | Elena Shao and Yash Pershad
CRISPR gene-editing technology co-inventor Jennifer Doudna addressed the opportunities and challenges of editing genomes in a Thursday conversation with political science and ethics professor Rob Reich and genetics professor Kelly Ormond. “The major bottleneck for moving forward in the clinic is...

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