Center for Genetic Research Ethics & Law
In August 2004, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), chose Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to receive a five-year multi-million dollar grant as one of four national Centers of Excellence in a new initiative to address some of the most pressing ethical, legal and social questions raised by recent advances in genetic and genomic research.
School of Law professors are playing a significant role in developing, designing and conducting collaborative research studies. Under the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law (CGREAL), Law-Medicine Center Director Maxwell Mehlman received a two-year grant to review, and then address, any public policy gaps in guidelines and ethical differences between therapeutic and enhancement genetic research that involves human subjects.
The success of the research resulted in the CGREAL grant being renewed in 2010.