Elizabeth Heitman Archives
Landmark report urges caution before releasing gene drive-modified organisms
Jun. 9, 2016—A new report released this week raises questions about “gene drives,” a biological process that can profoundly and rapidly alter the characteristics of entire species.
Grant bolsters biomedical ethics efforts in Mozambique
Jul. 31, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers have received a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to strengthen research ethics capacity in Mozambique.
Two named to National Academies’ advisory board
Sep. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s Roger D. Cone, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D., have been appointed to the National Academies’ Board on Life Sciences, which advises the government and scientific community on a wide range of topics, from stem cell research to bioterrorism.