Monthly Archives: April 2006

April 28, 2006

Bioethics in the News — April 28

Bill ignites euthanasia fears (The Herald) Biologist Gets Top Prize in Medicine (AP) Warning over ‘fertility tourism’ (BBC) Circumcision Studied in Africa as AIDS Preventive (New York Times) Effect of male pill could be reversed in months: study (Reuters) 1 … Read More

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April 28, 2006

Quote of the Week

“When utilitarianism becomes a substitute for right and wrong, the end result is a lot more wrong.” — Debra J. Saunders, writing an opinion piece on black-market organ transplantation. “American Vampire,” San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2006.

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April 27, 2006

Bioethics in the News — April 27

Tough choices can be side effects of Medicare plan (USA Today) Connecticut: Study authorized for possible umbilical cord blood bank (AP) Australian research shows mobile phones affect brain function (AFP) Wisconsin Governor Doyle signs order to market state as research … Read More

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April 26, 2006

Bioethics in the News — April 26

Chinese scientists clone mad cow-resistant calf (Reuters) Salvage prospect for ‘junk’ DNA (BBC) Scientists Probe the Use of the Tongue (AP) Disease gene that turns muscle into bone identified (BioNews) ‘Turf war for human subjects’ in Aids trials (Mail & … Read More

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April 26, 2006

Book Reviews

The latest edition of The New Atlantis has a review of four books written from a transhumanist perspective: Ramez Naam’s More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement James Hughes’s Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the … Read More

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April 25, 2006

Bioethics in the News — April 25

Illinois: State Announces Stem Cell Research Grants (AP) Illinois: Governor Slips Funds to Research (Chicago Tribune) Plan to Detain Sick Fliers Opposed (USA Today) UMass-Amherst Wins $16 Million Nanotechnology Grant (AP) A Fix To Forget It (The Herald) Wireless Bionic … Read More

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April 25, 2006

Technology and the Classroom

Writing for a British audience, Oxford professor of pharmacology Susan Greenfield explores a few possible implications of bio-, nano-, and info-technologies on 21st century education, and calls for a diverse coalition to work to consider seriously both the benefits and … Read More

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April 24, 2006

Bioethics in the News — April 24

Judge Says Calif. Stem Cell Agency Legal (AP) Korea: Misled Egg Donors Sue for Compensation (The Korea Times) A Church Of Scotland Committee Backs Use Of Human Embryos In Quest For Stem Cell Treatments (Scotsman) Eggs for Sale (Oklahoma University … Read More

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April 24, 2006

The Price of Eggs

The Oklahoma University Daily notes an increase in advertisements in campus newspapers directed toward encouraging college women to donate their eggs. Kacee Lynn Echols, said she became interested in the process after seeing it advertised in the school newspaper. “The … Read More

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April 24, 2006

Dignity and Depression

If you do an internet search for “suicide depression” you get a ton of results that also include some form of the word prevent. UPI reports, however, that the Dignitas clinic in Zurich, Switzerland “Proposes Assisted Suicide for Depressed.” Dignitas … Read More

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