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Undergraduate Bioethics Essay Contest

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The Genome, Conception, and Human Destiny

by Julia Bolzon • Earlier this year, a slew of articles were published in various science and technology journals on the controversy … [Read More...]

Shifting Surrogacy Laws and Legal Parenthood

by Katarina Lee • Both international and domestic surrogacy suffers from a vast lack of legal regulation. Looking abroad, most countries … [Read More...]

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The Ethical Sperm Bank: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

by Wendy Kramer & Laura Strong • A cultural phenomenon is growing these days in the world of gamete donation. The voices of the … [Read More...]


Can Fulfilling Three Wishes Transform End of Life Care in the ICU?

by Randi Belisomo • The solicitation and fulfillment of three simple wishes among patients nearing death within intensive care units and … [Read More...]


Pharma, Prescription Opioids, and Heroin Plague—Where We are Now.

by Stephanie Holmquist • Opioid drug manufacturers are largely responsible for the tsunami of prescription drug deaths and increase in … [Read More...]


Gambling and Accompanying Concerns Spike in March

by Randi Belisomo • It’s an office tradition that can create camaraderie, boost morale and provide escape from daily … [more...]

Balancing Human Subjects Protection with Public Health Benefits in Newborn Screening Laws

by Matt Dias • For more than fifty years, screening United States newborns has been a federal public health mandate … [more...]

Cognitive Enhancement for the Healthy

by Carolyn Chapman  • Healthy high school and college students, as well as working adults, are turning to drugs for … [more...]

The Dangers of Early Identification

By Dallas M. Ducar • It’s the end of a hard day of work and you arrive home to see your child alone, talking to … [more...]

Manipulating Malaria

by Dallas M. Ducar • According to the World Health Organization (WHO) about 3.4 billion people are at risk for … [more...]

Ridding Ourselves of Noxious “Death Panel” Discourse

by Lillian Ringel • On Friday, April 11, 2014, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), along with co-sponsors Senators Chris Coons … [more...]

Remembering John Arras

by Dallas M. Ducar • John Arras, a down-to-earth, outspoken, and kind-hearted philosopher, died after having a … [more...]

Where do Babies Come From?: Another Reproductive Science Progress

by Marilyn Eshikena • A relatively novel procedure has joined the frontiers in reproductive technology.  As … [more...]


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