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Bioethics - Predictive Gene Testing

Prenatal genetic testing, selective abortion, diagnostic screening–as medicines and technology rapidly advance, it is now possible to predict an individual’s physical health base on his or her genetic makeup. 881 more words

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The Mesmerizing Story of Henrietta Lacks

This semester in AP Biology, we read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. This book is about the woman and the family behind the famous HeLa cells that were the first human cells that could survive in a culture. 453 more words


Rebecca Skloot & the Lacks Family on Communication in Science and Medicine

By Rebecca Irons

Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” is one that many of us may be familiar with. An exploration of the human story behind the… 629 more words

Labels: Letting People Define Themselves

Ever try to make a compelling case and then find the conversation going nowhere fast? Ever been in a debate with someone and feel that your views are constantly being attacked and misrepresented? 786 more words

Doctors, Technology Puzzles, and the Clinical Ethicist Detective

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series

By Marleen Eijkholt, JD, PhD

I love puzzle rooms and detective novels. When medicine looks like a puzzle room, I become fascinated as a non-MD aspiring detective. 1,431 more words

Bioethics dissolving misdirected worldliness

When we feel low, we often make the mistake of scanning the external environment to find the cause of our state of mind out there. One could speak of the depressed person’s misdirected worldliness. 565 more words


Suggested Readings - Introduction to Bioethics

Recently I gave a lecture on medical ethics as part of the IDC 201: History of Medicine course which direct entrants to the Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine (INTARMED) Program take in their last semester before moving on to medicine proper. 537 more words