Gene editing is not a new concept. However, with a new technology called CRISPR, it is even easier to get the desired results from gene editing. In this article, Drs Dana Carroll and Jim Tabery from the University of Utah explore what this new technology means for individuals and for society. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Medical Ethics & Humanities
Medical Ethics and Humanities is a program within the Division of General Internal Medicine. Our mission is to prepare physicians to provide respectful, humane patient care, to address current ethical problems in health care through research and discussion and to engage with providers, patients, and families to resolve their ethical conflicts. We use relevant medicine, law, moral reasoning, literature, drama, and art to inform physicians about ethical issues and prepare them to empathize and communicate compassionately.
A conspiracy theory about microchips and the Covid-19 vaccine has recently been circulating through social media. You may have heard about it from your friends, family or colleagues. In this article the origins of this conspiracy are discussed as well as the reasons it is not true. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
With a larger number of people now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the state will no longer require a doctors note or proof of eligibility. The state will rely on the honor system and pleads with people not to cut in line. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine