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August 4, 2010

Could (or Should) Bioethicists Prevent These 14 Inevitable Scientific Breakthroughs from Changing The World?

For just a little levity on a Wednesday, click on this link at Cracked.com to see their reader’s picks for the 14 Inevitable Scientific Breakthroughs The World Will Regret!…

February 4, 2010

Caplan: Zealot's Bad Study Leads Autism Community Astray for A Decade

As Arthur Caplan tells us in this week’s MSNBC column, one bad study and a zealot’s pursuit of a theory can lead an entire movement and entire generation of parents astray.…

January 25, 2010

"Extraordinary Messiness"

Hollywood has taken up orphan diseases before–remember “Lorenzo’s Oil”? And bioethics movies generally have been increasingly common, even just in the last year.…

October 14, 2009

Is Nanotechnology the Key to Happiness?

Nanotechnology has been called a great many things–the great leveler, the panacea to all that ails the world, the technology that will allow us to solve all of our problems from world hunger to pollution.…

October 6, 2009

Nonsense. It's Good For You.

Who knew that “The Ministry of Silly Walks” and other such absurdities could actually strengthen our brains? Yes, it’s true.…

September 14, 2009

Something to Say about Personal Genomics? Here's Your Chance.

Hat tip to the Business Ethics blog for letting us know about a new research study on personal genomics, privacy and consent currently underway being conducted online from researchers at at University of British Columbia, Saint Mary’s University, & Ryerson University.…

June 25, 2009

Follow-up on The Wild West of Nanotechnology

Today, The Scientist has revealed more about the scandal involving nanoscientist Chiming Wei which was first written about here on bioethics.net.

June 17, 2009

Be Careful What You Wish For

In collaboration with Nanotech-Now.com and Lifeboat Foundation, Ti

hamer Toth-Fejel comments as this month’s guest columnist about the prospect of a much less ominous future for nanotechnology that most.…

June 5, 2009

Special Double Issue AJOB 9:6-7 Available Now on Bioethics.net

Facebook and other social networking sites. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing. A taxonomy for empirical bioethics.

The issues were so important, so numerous, and so overwhelming that it took a special DOUBLE issue of AJOB to cover them all.…

April 17, 2009

What's It Like to Be a Middle Aged Guinea Pig?

If you want to know, read the L.A. Times Booster Shots post which recounts Rosie Mestel’s recent experience volunteering for a cancer epidemiology study.…