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L’utilité de ce genre d’institutions est incontestable. Car le monde moderne est sans cesse confronté à des innovations, médicales ou autres, qui s’appliquent à l’homme ou à son environnement proche. Ce lieu est donc nécessaire pour préparer la matière intellectuelle qui sera ensuite transférée aux citoyens afin que ceux- ci puissent se prononcer quant à la légitimité de ces innovations.


Professeur Axel Kahn, le célèbre généticien français, lors de l’inauguration de la Fondation Brocher


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Mark Yarborough Mark Yarborough

Dean's Professor of Bioethics - University of California Davis
United States

Mark Yarborough, Ph.D., joined the UC Davis faculty in March, 2010. He holds the Dean’s Professorship in Bioethics, directs the Clinical Research Ethics Program of the Clinical and Translational Science Center, and is on the faculty of the Bioethics Program. He came to UC Davis to conduct research at the intersection of public trust and biomedical research. He investigates and publishes about various dimensions of trustworthy research practices, including under which circumstances the research community deserves the public’s trust and whether those circumstances routinely obtain.  Another area of his current work relates to the ethical implications of quality concerns in biomedical research identified by the field of meta-research, especially concerns related to preclinical research and their ethical consequences for early clinical trials. 

Additional scholarly publications of his address a wide range of bioethical issues, such as artificial feeding at the end of life, genetic counseling, human subjects research, insurance underwriting, the role of profit in medicine, purported obligations to participate in research, surrogate decisionmaking in clinical and research settings, and interprofessional ethics education. He has lectured widely; co-founded and directed numerous conferences and annual conference series, contributed to numerous research projects; served on several hospital ethics committees, Institutional Review Boards, and medical genetics advisory committees; and he has worked extensively on ethics curricula for health professions students.