Category Archives: Bioethics in the News

Can brain scans spot criminal intent?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Laura Cabrera, PhD Imagine that you are returning from your holidays and suddenly you are detained in the airport for carrying drugs in your suitcase. You remember … Continue reading

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No More Death Panels; Politically-Assisted Suicide Instead

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard Fleck, PhD Republicans have not coalesced around any comprehensive proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act (though one is now on the table and intensely disputed). … Continue reading

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Thorny Questions After a French Clinical Trial Goes Wrong

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Hannah Giunta, MPH, PhD The problem of balancing access to new drugs with the conduct of rigorous clinical trials is not new. Indeed, readers might be interested in … Continue reading

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Assisted Suicide’s Moral Hostages

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Tom Tomlinson, PhD This isn’t exactly news, but some of you may remember a ripple of controversy surrounding a proposal before the Dutch legislature to legalize assisted … Continue reading

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Politics and the Other Lead Poisoning: The Public Health Ethics of Gun Violence

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Sean A. Valles, PhD This year’s presidential debates drew attention to gun violence in Chicago, as well as the (merely?) short-term reversal in the decades-long decline in … Continue reading

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Defining The Spectrum of “Normal”: What is a Disease?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Jennifer Carter-Johnson, JD, PhD The world of Gattaca once seemed a faraway place where some babies had genetic defects corrected before birth resulting in two classes within … Continue reading

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Disability and the Decisional Capacity to Vote

With upcoming elections only weeks away, many Americans with disabilities will be barred from voting as a result of state competency and guardianship laws. Continue reading

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