Revisiting the “after-birth abortion” controversy
Shimon Glick | 08 May 2013 |
An expert on Jewish medical ethics says that the slippery slope is very real, no matter what some bioethicists may say.
The other controversial legacy
Michael Cook | 16 April 2013 |
tags: bioethics, IVF, Nobel Prize, Robert Edwards
Robert Edwards, the inventor of IVF, died two days after Margaret Thatcher. History may show that his impact was even greater than hers.
Engineering our way to a eugenic future
Philippa Taylor | 12 April 2013 |
The UK fertility regulator has proposed a "minor" procedure with momentous consequences which is legal nowhere else in the world.
Get out your stripey socks
Mary O'Neill Le Rumeur | 20 March 2013 |
tags: bioethics, Down syndrome
... and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. It's time to explode the myths and fears that surround this condition.
Let human bodies stay priceless
Margaret Somerville | 19 March 2013 |
Turning organs into commercially-traded commodities will subtly alter our relationships.
Who am I? The building of bionic man
William E. Carroll | 05 March 2013 |
tags: bioethics, bionic man, enhancement
The invention of Rex, a bionic man with artificially created organs, helps us see why it is impossible for any machine to be a human being.
Six lessons from death in Belgium
Michael Cook | 24 January 2013 |
tags: Belgiium, bioethics, euthanasia
The world was shocked when Belgian doctors euthanased deaf twins who could not bear to be separated.
Michael Cook | 30 October 2012 |
tags: bioethics, disaster preparedness, zombies
How prepared are you for a zombie apocalypse? Is it ethical to kill zombies? Do zombies have human rights?
“Soon our happy hearts will quiver”
Michael Cook | 16 October 2012 |
tags: bioethics, secularism, transhumanism
Are bioethicists reviving mediaeval inquiries into how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
The new sexual predators
Alana S. Newman | 12 October 2012 |
tags: bioethics, egg donation, surrogacy
It used to be just men looking for one-night stands. Now it's older women and gay men seeking their eggs.
A Nobel Prize for ethics?
Michael Cook | 09 October 2012 |
This year's Nobel Prize for Medicine was shared by a Briton and a Japanese who respects the dignity of the human embryo.
The link between rented wombs and gay marriage
Michael Cook | 19 July 2012 |
tags: bioethics, same-sex marriage, surrogacy
If marriage leads to children, same-sex marriage must inevitably lead to surrogacy and exploitation.
Is Peter Singer a spokesman for the human condition?
Amin Abboud | 15 June 2012 |
tags: Australia, bioethics, Peter Singer
This week the Australian government conferred its highest civil honour upon a notorious philosopher.
Could geoengineering save the planet?
Michael Cook | 25 May 2012 |
tags: bioethics, climate change, geoengineering
And who is thinking about the ethics of a technological quick fix?
Better than IVF
Anthony J. Caruso | 12 May 2012 |
Infertility is a complex problem. But one thing is certain: don't make children a postscript to a career.