Bioethics

Bioethics is concerned with the ethical and philosophical implications of biological and medical research, procedures, technologies, and treatments. Areas of concern range from informed consent, patient safety, and conflicts of interest to the broader social and political meanings of biotechnologies. Some critics have suggested that bioethicists too often provide justifications for questionable scientific experiments, and that their focus on doctor-patient and researcher-subject relationships tends to obscure broader social concerns. Others have accused bioethicists of placing unnecessary obstacles in the way of scientific investigations. Nonetheless, some scientists are increasingly asking for ethical input at early stages of their research to anticipate potential ethical problems.


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A state commission voted this morning to adopt a controversial policy allowing police to perform familial DNA searches in certain criminal cases.

The 9-2 vote by the state Commission on Forensic Science lets cops investigating cases that pose a public...

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A startup called Darwin Life says it will use a controversial fertility technique to help forty-somethings get pregnant for $100,000.

A U.S. fertility doctor has started a company with a provocative vision for older women: become pregnant by having their DNA...

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Federal investigators searched a California DNA testing lab Wednesday and hauled away boxes of documents as part of a health...

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The Center for Genetics and Society’s (CGS) Program Manager and ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow, Leah Lowthorp, recently traveled to India to...

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