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

David Cyranoski

Nature, 2019

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

Rafael Yuste and Sara Goering et al.

Nature, 2017

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A campaign to increase preimplantation genetic diagnosis could put the country on the path towards eliminating certain diseases.

David Cyranoski

Nature, 2017

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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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How Anne Wojcicki took the start-up firm from the brink of failure to scientific preeminence.

Erika Check Hayden

Nature, 2017

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Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution

Francis Fukuyama

FSG, 2002

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How CRISPR Could Transform Global Development

Bill Gates

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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Inside the Race to Unlock Human DNA

Kevin Davies

Free Press, 2001

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