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.
The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing
Pegasus Books, 2020
Gene-Edited Monkey Clones Stir Excitement and Debate
Genetically identical primates offer the best models of human disease, but raise ethical issues.
Our Posthuman Future
Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution
Can Lab-Grown Brains Become Conscious?
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.
Four Ethical Priorities for Neurotechnologies and AI
Artificial intelligence and brain–computer interfaces must respect and preserve people’s privacy, identity, agency and equality, say Rafael Yuste, Sara Goering and colleagues.
Broadway Books, 2011
The Ethical Algorithm
The Science of Socially Aware Algorithm Design
Oxford UP, 2019
Genealogy Databases and the Future of Criminal Investigation
The police can access your online family-tree research – and use it to investigate your relatives.
Zapping Cocaine Addiction
Powerful magnetic pulses that modify brain activity may loosen the drug’s grip.