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They Can’t Say No: Ebola & Quarantined Soldiers

Sheena M. Eagan Chamberlin calls attention to the limited autonomy of military personnel regarding mandatory quarantine following the Ebola crisis. 776 more words

Law & Policy

Ethics in a Wider Community

This is a bit more of an editorial post than the kind of content you’re usually going to be seeing from me, but I find it distinctively relevant today as I had a member of one of the smaller communities I am heavily involved with come to me for some advice and help. 549 more words


Internet-mediated research: new guidance from UKRIO

Recognising a growing trend, the University of Portsmouth’s Ethics & Governance Conference 2016 focused on the ethics of internet-mediated research.

Following on from this, the UK Research Integrity Office ( 45 more words


More feminist beef: Anonymous public observations, parent-shaming and smart phones.

Starting about a month after smart phones became affordable for the non-millionaires among us, people have been wringing their hands and worrying about the children.  What will constant access to the interwebs do to the children?! 4,353 more words


Garage of Complexity: GoC@FAIS'16 – biotechnology, medicine, data


Big data will transform medicine and soon we will all experience the benefits of this transformation. Scientists around the world are working hard to come up with new bio-informatics technologies, they are collecting data and they use machine learning to analyze them. 378 more words


Ethics and law of stem cell treatment of diabetes

Many people support in various ways medical research, which they perceive as urgent in view of the needs of various patient groups. But patients typically won’t benefit from research unless the results are translated into development of medical products. 328 more words

In The Research Debate

Science 2.0

I’ve been thinking a bit about what I have loosely referred to as ‘climate terrorism’ – which chimes with what Paul Krugman has said recently: ‘Terrorism,’ he says, ‘can’t and won’t destroy our civilization, but global warming could and might.’ Yeah. 1,745 more words

Climate Change