Tag: biotechnology

Blog Posts (6)

April 24, 2009

Moooove Over Elsie. We Know Your Entire Genome Now.

The Saint Louis Post Dispatch says that the sequencing of the cow genome is going to lead to more milk and better beef, but all I can say for sure is that it certainly is an interesting step forward in the world of genomics.…

March 9, 2009

Nanofood: Without Transparency and Accountability, A Guaranteed Public Health Crisis

Also published on NanotechNow.com, this month’s Nanoethics column focuses on the ethical issues of nanofood. You can read the article by clicking the link above, or you can read it in full-text below.…

February 9, 2009

Goats: Not Just for Making Feta Cheese and For Petting Zoos Anymore

Researchers have finally done it. Engineered a goat to save lives. On Friday, the FDA approved a genetically engineered goat that is able to produce in its milk (not for feta cheese making, mind you) a drug that will save the lives of patients born with a rare hereditary deficiency of antithrombin in their blood.…

September 19, 2008

Accessible Science=Unethical Science?

So what’s so dangerous about coming home and finding PCR on the counter? According to David Rejeski from the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies in Wednesday’s Boston Globe, making biology too accessible of a science can lead to ethical problems, risks to human health, and more.…

August 8, 2008

Coming Soon: Robo-Pancreas

Thanks to the folks at Engaget we have learned that researchers have developed an artificial pancreas complete with a remote device that monitors your blood sugar, morning, noon and night.…

August 7, 2008

You Read It Here First...Booger's Back!

Last week on our website, you saw the news story from the Baltimore Sun about the woman, Bernann McKinney, who cloned her dog, Booger, to the tune of $50,000.…

Published Articles (5)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 11 Issue 1 - Jan 2011

?Doctor, Would You Prescribe a Pill to Help Me ? ?? A National Survey of Physicians on Using Medicine for Human Enhancement

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 8 Issue 6 - Jun 2008

Review of C. B. Mitchell, E. D. Pellegrino, J. B. Elshtain, J. F. Kilner, and S. B. Rae. Biotechnology and the Human Good

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 8 Issue 6 - Jun 2008

Response to Open Peer Commentaries on Justifying a Presumption of Restraint in Animal Biotechnology Research

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 8 Issue 6 - Jun 2008

Justifying a Presumption of Restraint in Animal Biotechnology Research

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 7 Issue 10 - Oct 2007

Biotechnology and the New Right: Neoconservatism's Red Menace

News (3)

September 10, 2013 4:20 pm

Programmable DNA 'Glue' Self-Assembles Cells

Scientists interested in engineering tissue would like to find a way to get cells and other biological components to organize and assemble into an organ similar to the way they do naturally.

November 13, 2012 5:29 pm

Injectable Sponge Delivers Drugs, Cells, and Structure (R&D)

Bioengineers at Harvard have developed a gel-based sponge that can be molded to any shape, loaded with drugs or stem cells, compressed to a fraction of its size, and delivered via injection. Once inside the body, it pops back to its original shape and gradually releases its cargo, before safely degrading.

July 3, 2012 5:13 pm

A Surgical Implant for Seeing Colors Through Sound (The New York Times)

In his discussions with the hospital bioethics committee, Mr. Harbisson argued that this surgical technique could be used on other people. He said in particular that more sophisticated versions of the sensor could be used for reading, perhaps reducing the need for Braille.