Turning psychopaths into nice guys

Michael Cook | 04 April 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, Islamic State, islamic state, Julian Savulescu, julian savulescu, moral bioenhancement
Bioethicists have a novel solution: compulsory moral bioenhancement

Peter Singer interviewed about, well, everything

Michael Cook | 27 February 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, disability, disability rights, ethics, Peter Singer
Criticisms of the utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer are often based on books or articles published decades ago. Here are his latest views.

Give them sterile razors

Michael Cook | 15 February 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: autonomy, bioethics, harm minimization, human dignity, self-harm
Should patients who want to self-harm be assisted, so as not to offend their personal autonomy?

Euthanasia: it’s a long, long, long way down

Margaret Somerville | 10 January 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, euthanasia, slippery slope
One way to get rid of slippery slopes is to deny that they exist

Should we watch the Olympics?

Brendan Parent and Arthur L. Caplan | 09 August 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, ethics in sport, Olympic Games, Rio Olympics
Even couch potatoes are moral participants in the Rio Games.

Dissecting the age of ‘do harm’ medicine

Wesley J. Smith | 16 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, bioethics, euthanasia, Julian Savulescu, Peter Singer
A leading voice in American bioethics peers into the future in his new book

The rights and wrongs of the Human Genome Project—Write

Karl D. Stephan | 07 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, HGP-Write, human genome project
It's hard to imagine how this venture can be achieved ethically

A woman’s right to choose surrogacy

Michael Cook | 31 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, surrogacy, Ukraine
A Ukrainian clinic uses feminist rhetoric to sell its services

Ethical objections to embryo research can trigger genuine progress

Philippa Taylor | 30 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, mitochondrial disease, three-parent embryos, UK
It now appears that the 'vital' 3-parent embryo technique may be harmful.

Looking ahead for new transplant techniques

Margaret Somerville | 23 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, head transplants, transplant surgery
An Italian surgeon wants to perform head transplants.

Scientists call for embryo experiments

Xavier Symons | 17 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, embryo experimentation, embryonic research, stem cell research
No tinkering with embryos over 14 days used to be the rule. Until now.

The Hippocratic Oath: quaint relic or solemn vow?

Philip Hawley, Jr | 06 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, Hippocratic Oath, medical ethics, medicine
Many who disparage the classic oath are drawn to the beauty of its virtues

“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.

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