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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Genomics is cheaper and more available then ever, but its usefulness for parents has yet to be proven

Before Cheryl Connolly gave birth to her first child, Loudon, she ran through the checklist of all the things expecting parents are...

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As one country responds with a ban on commercial surrogacy, the market just shifts to the next unregulated destination. An international declaration will thus send the right message against exploitation of women.

In 2016, the Indian government drafted the Surrogacy...

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Last year we were reacquainted with two familiar ethical conundrums: the creation of human “replicants” and research using human embryos....

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Brigitte Adams caused a sensation four years ago when she appeared on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek under the headline,...