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A Response to Richard Dawkins on Down Syndrome

Chris Kaposy argues that Richard Dawkins is wrong about what it is like to live with Down syndrome. 847 more words

Law & Policy

The 2014-15 Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar series kicks off with a discussion on 'Designing for Diffusion'

Designing for Diffusion and Ethical Considerations

Event Flyer

Designing for Diffusion (D4D) means taking certain steps early in the process of innovation planning to heighten the likelihood of awareness, information seeking and advice seeking, trial adoption, and then effective implementation and sustained use of evidence-based practices, programs and policies. 217 more words

Outreach

Bioethics in Historical Perspective

During the last month Australia and Thailand have had to confront the implications of a terrible medical dilemma, when news broke of ‘Baby Gammy’, the Downs syndrome twin left behind by an Australian couple who paid a Thai woman to carry their child. 894 more words

Historiography

The Vegetative State as an Interactive Kind

Note: This is the introduction to the draft of my dissertation prospectus.

Doctors diagnosing the vegetative state have always found themselves embroiled in scientific and ethical controversy. 1,396 more words

Philosophy

Google latest scientific quest - The Human Body...

Google Inc. has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body.
Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people—and later thousands more—to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of what a healthy human being should be. 62 more words

Christianity

DARPA Project Starts Building Human Memory Prosthetics - IEEE Spectrum

DARPA’s first contracts under its Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program challenge two research groups to construct implants for veterans with traumatic brain injuries that have impaired their memories. 60 more words

Discernment

Article: DARPA’s tiny implants will hook directly into your nervous system, treat diseases and depression without medication

DARPA’s tiny implants will hook directly into your nervous system, treat diseases and depression without medication

DARPA, on the back of the US government’s BRAIN program… 110 more words

Discernment