May 19, 2016

In Search for Cures, Scientists Create Embryos That Are Both Animal and Human

(Scientific American) – A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal. The researchers hope these embryos, known as chimeras, could eventually help … Read More

May 13, 2016

A New Edition of Neuroethics Is Now Available

Neuroethics (vol. 9, no. 1, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Is Deontology a Moral Confabulation?” by Emilian Mihailov “Head Transplants, Personal Identity and Neuroethics” by Assya Pascalev, Mario Pascalev, and James Giordano “Biocertification and Neurodiversity: The Role … Read More

May 13, 2016

A New Edition of NanoEthics Is Now Available

NanoEthics (vol. 10, no. 1, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Broadening Discourse on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)” by Christopher Coenen “Laboratory Safety and Nanotechnology Workers: An Analysis of Current Guidelines in the USA” by Jeong Joo … Read More

May 9, 2016

Rapid, Low-Cost Detection of Zika Virus Using Paper-Based Synthetic Gene Networks

(Science Daily) – University of Toronto Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Keith Pardee and an international team of collaborators, including scientists from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, have developed a low-cost, easy-to-use diagnostic platform for detecting the Zika virus. Using … Read More

May 6, 2016

By the Year 2040, Embryo Selection Will Replace Sex as the Way Most of Us Make Babies

(Quartz) – Human reproduction is about to undergo a radical shift. Embryo selection, in connection with in-vitro fertilization (IVF), will help our species eliminate many genetic diseases, extend healthy lifespans, and enhance people’s overall well-being. Within 20 years, it will … Read More

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