Are we educating doctors to participate in torture?
Craig Klugman | 12 November 2013 |
tags: bioethics, medical ethics, torture, war on terror
A recent report has condemned the role that doctors and psychologists played in "enhanced interrogations".
International opposition grows to UK’s three-parent embryos
Jenny Leigh | 12 October 2013 |
tags: bioethics, three-parent embryos, UK
The British government is about to embark on the precedent-shattering move of allowing genome engineering.
Organ trafficking is still a protected crime
Nancy Scheper-Hughes | 03 September 2013 |
tags: bioethics, organ trafficking
Economic crises are creating a pool of desperate people who are willing to sell their kidneys for cash.
The dubious ethics of creating children with three genetic parents
Margaret Somerville | 23 July 2013 |
tags: bioethics, biotechnology, genetic disorders
Violating an international consensus, the British government has authorized scientists to tinker with the human genome.
Michael Cook | 20 May 2013 |
tags: bioethics, breast cancer, celebrities
Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy made headlines around the world. But is she sending women the right message?
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.