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What The Martian can teach us about American health care

Craig Klugman | 12 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, health care, USA
It can be based on optimistic but unreasonable expectations.

The fragile case for new brittle bone treatment

Philippa Taylor | 22 October 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, bioethics, utilitarianism
Human beings should never be means to an end.

This little piggy went to market

Michael Cook | 22 October 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, bioethics, organ transplants
Will pigs provide an unlimited source of organs for sick humans?

Softening the public for GM babies

Philippa Taylor | 25 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, embryonic research
UK scientists are keen to take the next step in manipulating embryos.

Seeking eternal life in a freezer

Michael Cook | 17 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, cryonics, eternal life, immortality
Kim Suozzi, the young American woman with cancer who froze her head.

Bioethics is a moral imperative, Mr Pinker!

Matthew Beard | 04 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, philosophy, Steven Pinker
One of Harvard's stars wants to abolish words like dignity, sacredness, and social justice.

How LGBT-friendly laws could change medicine

Michael Cook | 18 June 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: bioethics, homosexuality

The new ethical frontier: DIY eugenics

Michael Cook | 21 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, Crispr, eugenics, IVF
A disruptive technology promises both medical advances and moral controversy.

Once again, life imitates art in Hollywood

Michael Cook | 05 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, frozen embryos, Hollywood, IVF, personhood
The highest-paid actress in US television is embroiled in a dispute over embryos.

‘Three-parent’ IVF: cure or myth?

Caroline Simons | 24 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, IVF, three-parent embryos
There are weighty scientific reasons for not going ahead with the world's most radical IVF technique.

Where are the true utilitarians who have not bent the knee to Baal?

Michael Cook | 24 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, Julian Savulescu, Peter Singer, utilitarianism
An Oxford philosopher wants a more positive image for an austere philosophy.

After three-parent babies, will there be “multiplex parenting”?

Michael Cook | 29 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, IVF, three-parent embryos
A debate over an IVF technique in Britain has serious social consequences.

Eugenics wasn’t always a dirty word

Calum MacKellar | 19 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, eugenics, Scotland
A Scottish bioethicist recalls famous Scots who wanted to create a better humanity.

Communism’s legacy: ethical yawns

Martin Solc | 31 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, Czech Republic, infanticide
A controversy over infanticide in the Czech Republic underscores indifference to many ethical issues.

“Is this the upshot of your experiment?”

Jill Burcham | 10 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, three-parent embryos
A Nathaniel Hawthorne tale of scientific obsession sheds light on today's designer children.

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