Tag Archives: philosophy

Public Health Crisis Warrants Liberty Restrictions

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Parker Crutchfield, PhD Preventing Harm Suppose your colleague was diagnosed with tuberculosis on Friday but tried to come into work on the following Monday. You would be right to … Continue reading

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Philosophy, Mental Illness, and Mass Shootings

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Robyn Bluhm, PhD Over the past month, mass shootings have occurred in Gilroy, CA, in Chicago, in El Paso, and in Dayton. Most recently, the FBI has arrested … Continue reading

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Listen: Why I Donated a Kidney to a Stranger

No Easy Answers in Bioethics Episode 14 According to recent data from Donate Life America, more than 110,000 people are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants; 80% of those patients are waiting for a kidney. In this episode, Center Acting Director … Continue reading

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Dr. Cabrera a co-author of ‘Neuroethics’ article on deep brain stimulation and personal identity

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera and co-authors Dr. Robyn Bluhm and Rachel McKenzie have a new article available online in Neuroethics, “What we (Should) Talk about when we Talk about Deep Brain Stimulation and Personal Identity.” The article resulted … Continue reading

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We Should Tolerate and Regulate Clinical Use of Human Germline Editing

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Parker Crutchfield, PhD In November of 2018, a Chinese scientist announced that he had edited the embryos of twin girls and that the twins had been born. The scientist, … Continue reading

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What are the ethical implications of gene-editing human embryos?

No Easy Answers in Bioethics Episode 13 What are the ethical implications of gene-editing human embryos? Do we risk stifling scientific advancement by banning such medical research? Guests Dr. Leonard Fleck, Acting Director and Professor in the Center for Ethics … Continue reading

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Who wouldn’t want to live as long as possible?

Should We Be Reaching for Immortality? Event Flyer Whether by chipping away at the diseases of aging one-by-one, or by altering the fundamental biology of aging, medical research seems to be reaching for one over-arching goal: indefinitely extending the human … Continue reading

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