Law & Policy

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Stanford’s Lisa Ouellette on waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents

The U.S. government is facing pressure to support a proposal before the World Trade Organization (WTO) to suspend patents related to COVID-19 vaccines. Stanford Law Professor Lisa Larrimore Ouellette explains this patent waiver proposal and how it relates to efforts to expand global vaccination.

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Stanford’s Hank Greely on CRISPR people and designer babies

Stanford law Professor Hank Greely explains the science behind gene editing while telling the story of Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s experiment, and considers the future of human germline genome editing.

Derek Chauvin verdict important, but much remains to be done

Stanford scholars Hakeem Jefferson, Robert Weisberg and Matthew Clair weigh in on the Derek Chauvin verdict, emphasizing that while the outcome is important, much work remains to be done to bring about long-lasting justice.

Examining systemic racism, advancing racial equity

Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the Black experience in America and examine continuing systemic racism and discrimination in the U.S. – issues many Stanford scholars are tackling in their research and scholarship.