Category Archives: Bioethics in the News

The face of Zika: women and privacy in the Zika epidemic

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. By Monica List, DVM, MA A quick online search for “Zika” reveals two kinds of images, those of vectors and those of victims. Images of Aedes sp. mosquitoes, vectors … Continue reading

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Bathrooms, Binaries, and Bioethics

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. Visit this page for more information. By Jamie Lindemann Nelson, PhD Bioethicists typically deal with the moral complexities that emerge when social institutions—the clinic and the lab, chiefly—try to … Continue reading

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Signed Off: Unconsented-To Cesarean Section, A Quarter Century After A.C.

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. Visit this page for more information. By Deborah Fisch, JD The Texas case awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court heralds a new understanding of abortion rights in the … Continue reading

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Forgetting about fear: A neuroethics perspective

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. Visit this page for more information. By Laura Cabrera, PhD The alluring possibility of deleting memories has been the topic of movies such as Men in Black, Total Recall, and … Continue reading

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Medicare Part “Q”: Fantasy or Fantastic?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Leonard Fleck, PhD In an essay in the New York Times (12/9/15) titled “Imagine a Medicare ‘Part Q’ for Quality at the End … Continue reading

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Why not more research into preventing cancer?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Tom Tomlinson, PhD Why are so much money and effort put into research aimed at curing cancer, and so little devoted to preventing … Continue reading

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Transplant and Trafficking in Nepal: The Ethical Concerns

While organ transplant is highly successful in saving lives, it has created an illegal trade in human organs. The World Health Organization estimates that 10,000 organs are purchased from the black market every year. Continue reading

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