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March 16, 2009

President Obama Takes Food Ethics Seriously

In his Saturday morning radio address, President Obama took on the issue of food safety as a moral responsibility for our nation.…

March 13, 2009

Krauthammer: President Obama's "Science Fiction"

Charles Krauthammer, writing an op-ed in today’s Washington Post, talks about his opinion about the Obama’ stem cell policy and his perspective having served on the President’s Council on Bioethics.…

March 9, 2009

Caplan Weighs In On Obama Stem Cell Policy

Arthur Caplan writes today in his MSNBC column that the US government finally has a “coherent stem cell policy.” To watch a video of President Obama’s announcement about lifting the stem cell research ban, click here.…

February 11, 2009

Can You Hear Van Halen Playing In The Background?

A new report issued by the Center for Genetics and Society has been released titled, “Responsible Federal Oversight of New Human Biotechnologies: Opportunities for the New Administration”.…

January 28, 2009

Fertility Fix from Adult Stem Cells?

According to LA Times’ Booster Shots, IPS cells have been coaxed into becoming germ cells that could allow infertile couples to conceive from healthy sperm and egg cells.…

January 27, 2009

The Promise of SCHIP

Ronald Bayer and Amy Fairchild published a commentary on the impending expansion of the SCHIP program on the Huffington Post.…

January 26, 2009

Will President Obama Listen to Conservative Bioethicists?

Robert P. George, former member of the President’s Council on Bioethics appointed by former President George Bush, has raised precisely this question in an online essay entitled, “A Diverse Bioethics Council?”.…

January 7, 2009

Dr. Gupta Goes to Washington?

Reported by Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post yesterday, Obama administration officials have announced that Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN and CBS news fame has been offered the job of Surgeon General of the United States.…

December 18, 2008

Caplan Discusses Bioethics and the Obama Presidency on NPR

Yesterday, Arthur Caplan discussed on NPR’s Fresh Air the array of bioethical issues that the Obama presidency is going to grapple with in the coming years.…

November 11, 2008

Caplan on Change Coming for Stem Cells

Arthur Caplan is conjecturing that the battle over stem cells may be coming to an end with the coming Obama administration, on MSNBC.com.…