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Bioethics


“People have to start thinking out eugenics in a different way”

Philippa Taylor | 07 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, eugenics, Francis Crick, HFEA, UK
Why is a high profile, massively funded, European 'superlab' named after Francis Crick?


Organs at any price? Gestating for donating

Trevor Stammers | 14 March 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, bioethics, organ harvesting, organ transplants, UK
UK doctors may ask women who want an abortion to prolong their pregnancies to harvest organs


The dark past of anonymous sperm donation

Michael Cook | 25 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted reproductive technology, bioethics, sperm donation
Few of the essentials have changed since the first recorded case in 1884.


A tragic case of modern bioethics

Philip Hawley, Jr. | 14 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, euthanasia, withdrawal of treatment
Denying life-sustaining treatment to a patient who wanted to live.


Designing our descendants

Margaret Somerville | 08 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, eugenics, genetic engineering, IVF
Assisted human reproduction technology is growing ever more controversial.


The fatal flaws of the bioethics industry

David S. Oderberg | 18 December 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, natural law, utilitarianism
A philosopher criticises its superficiality and sophistry.


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.


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