Bioethics

Bioethical concerns are probably as old as medical practice. Technological advancements in the life sciences, such as genome editing, pose new and unprecedented ethical questions that humanity will have to deal with.


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Summaries

The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing

Kevin Davies

Pegasus Books, 2020

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Rebecca Skloot

Broadway Books, 2011

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Genetically identical primates offer the best models of human disease, but raise ethical issues.

David Cyranoski

Nature, 2019

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A handful of experiments are raising questions about whether clumps of cells and disembodied brains could be sentient, and how scientists would know if they were.

Sara Reardon

Nature, 2020

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Artificial intelligence and brain–computer interfaces must respect and preserve people’s privacy, identity, agency and equality, say Rafael Yuste, Sara Goering and colleagues.

Joseph J. Fins et al.

Nature, 2017

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The Science of Socially Aware Algorithm Design

Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth

Oxford UP, 2019

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Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution

Francis Fukuyama

FSG, 2002

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The police can access your online family-tree research – and use it to investigate your relatives.

Natalie Ram et al.

Science, 2018

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Powerful magnetic pulses that modify brain activity may loosen the drug’s grip.

Meredith Wadman

Science, 2017

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