February 15, 2017

Ethicists Advise Caution in Applying CRISPR Gene Editing to Humans

(The Washington Post) – The report did not recommend an absolute prohibition of gene editing on the human “germline” if such interventions can be proved safe. This would involve genetic changes to eggs, sperm or embryos that would persist in … Read More

February 14, 2017

U.S. Science Advisors Outline Path to Genetically Modified Babies

(Scientific American) – Scientists should be permitted to modify human embryos destined for implantation in the womb to eliminate devastating genetic diseases such as sickle-cell anaemia or cystic fibrosis — once gene-editing techniques advance sufficiently for use in people and … Read More

February 14, 2017

A New Edition of Journal of Law and the Biosciences Is Now Available

Journal of Law and the Biosciences (vol. 3, no. 3, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Public Attitudes Toward Legally Coerced Biological Treatments of Criminals” by Colleen M. Berryessa, Jennifer A. Chandler, and Peter Reiner “Sperm Donor Anonymity … Read More

January 2, 2017

A New Edition of Neuroethics Is Now Available

Neuroethics (vol. 9, no. 3, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “My Brain Made Me Moral: Moral Performance Enhancement for Realists” by John R. Shook “Mind Perception and Willingness to Withdraw Life Support” by Jeffrey M. Rudski, Benjamin Herbsman, Eric D. Quitter, and Nicole Bilgram “Ethical … Read More

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