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Genetically Engineering Almost Anything

April 13, 2015

When it comes to genetic engineering, we’re amateurs. Sure, we’ve known about DNA’s structure for more than 60 years, we first sequenced every A, T, C, and G in our bodies more than a decade ago, and we’re becoming increasingly adept at modifying the genes of a growing number of organisms. 2,726 more words

Biology

Canadian clinic first to offer controversial new form of IVF

A Canadian fertility clinic has become the first in North America to offer women a way to add new life to old eggs, extending her child-bearing years and stirring fresh controversy in the largely unregulated world of assisted baby making. 1,480 more words

Pn

Defining "emergency" (Part 1)

I’m in the middle of editing, and writing a contribution for, Reason Papers’s forthcoming symposium on the epistemology, ethics, and politics of emergencies. (Though I’ll be contributing an essay to it, credit for the idea of the symposium goes to Carrie-Ann.) The topic turns out to be an amazingly interesting and fertile one, with ramifications in a number of directions, including the epistemology and semantics of definition; the application, scope, and stringency of moral principles; the scope and content of rights; the proper role of government; the rule of law; and so on. 4,524 more words

Bidding on Medical Services Raises Quality, Ethical Concerns

According to a report on Medscape.com (registration required), for Francisco Velazco, an unemployed Seattle handyman, an online auction yielded an affordable solution to getting his torn ligament repaired. 242 more words

Orthopedics

Atherton Lecture: Take all of me: the ethical challenge of face, hand and genital transplants

Arthur Caplan is the founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center.

Known as the ‘go-to’ expert on ethics, medicine and science, Dr. 69 more words

House Life

Life or Death Decisions

At the ripe old age of 69 I made a new friend, Kenneth Moch. At one time I considered him to be my # 1 enemy who I believed did not care if a 7-year-old boy, Josh Hardy, attempting to defeat his cancer died. 2,122 more words

Childhood Cancer

Ebola and the ethics of international drug testing

Ebola has been around for nearly 40 years now, and until recently the public was unaware of any available treatments or treatments in development for the disease. 851 more words

Ethics