Tag Archives: bioethics

Health Care Directive

I’ve been completing a Health Care Directive. It will probably be this week’s least-favorite task. The form’s nine pages let me outline how I see medical decisions. And who I’d like to make those decisions for me if I can’t. … Continue reading

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Brains and Ethics

Revived pig brains, memory backups and ethical questions have been in the news. It sounds like a B movie scenario, but the research is quite real. So are the questions. I’ll be talking about research, technology, and why I’m glad … Continue reading

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Smoke and Monkeys

Folks in the United Kingdom may be changing their rules for wood and coal fires. Or maybe not. It depends on whether their rules match Europe’s. Volkswagen paid researchers to mistreat monkeys and people. Or maybe not. We know the … Continue reading

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Editing Genes, Ethically

Scientists at England’s John Innes Centre learned how to grow plants that produce polio vaccine. That sounds like a very good idea, particularly since the process should work for other vaccines, too. The other ‘genetic engineering’ news raises issues that … Continue reading

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