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This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.

 

Johns Hopkins Expert: Attacks on Ukrainian Hospitals are War Crimes

Violence against hospitals, patients, doctors, and other health workers such as those now taking place during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, destroy lives and the capacity of health systems to tend to those in need, combatant and civilian alike, according to Johns Hopkins University human rights expert Leonard Rubenstein, author of the recently published Perilous Medicine: The Struggle to Protect Health Care from the Violence of War.

MEDIA ADVISORY: JHU Expert Available on Implications of 3-Parent Baby

A 32-year-old Greek woman is reportedly pregnant from an experimental reproductive technique that uses DNA from three people, the result of the first known clinical trial to use the controversial procedure to treat infertility. 

Jeffrey Kahn, director of Johns Hopkins University’s Berman Institute of Bioethics, who chaired a 2016 U.S. National Academy of Sciences panel that examined the science and ethical issues raised by the three-parent procedure, is available to discuss the implications of this new pregnancy and the procedure, known as mitochondrial replacement therapy, which is banned in the United States.