Bioethics Category

Editing human embryos “morally permissible”

July 17, 2018 While we can tell an acorn from an oak tree, it doesn’t stop the acorn from growing into an oak tree. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44849034

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Art Caplan on Trump’s Doctor

Hello Ethics Nutters, An interesting interview with Art Caplan on the most recent Trump scandal involving his former Doctor. Interesting to hear what he has to say. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBJuFFo3hKw&t=216s&index=1&list=FLSrpD4fhC5a9QMxo3hP9lXg Andrew

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What is the study of Bioethics?

Hello Ethic Nutters, It always came up when I was in my undergrad, what is bioethics? Here is the one and only Ezekiel Emanuel answering that question that so many people misunderstand. Have a great weekend, Andrew

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Aldo Leopold Land Ethic and Sherwood Park

City parks are a useful tool in raising awareness for environmental problems, by providing people with an opportunity to see the beauty of nature beyond the narrow view of a household garden, of a potted plant in the corner of a room, or a small cactus completely out of place on an urban office desk. […]

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Biotechnological consequences on Mental Illness

With advances in technology there are new, never before thought of moral dilemmas. It has been thought, that with new technology, that would allow for the advance detection of genetic deformities in babies, more people would have abortions and entire groups of people, such as people who have Trisomy 13, will disappear and that if […]

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Cloning in the News

Hello Ethics Nutters, Another step towards being able to successfully clone humans was made last week. In China, scientists were able to clone macaque monkeys to improve biomedical research. To read more about the news without the media spin check out bioethics.net (http://www.bioethics.net/2018/01/monkey-see-human-do-cloning-macaque-monkeys-with-fetal-cells/) To read the actual article that will be published in the February […]

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Mandating Elective Single Embryo Transfer: Should Ontario and the rest of Canada follow Québec’s lead?

Rather than include this short brief in my Writing Samples, I thought I would just post it here as a blog post. It was written in 2012 while I was working under the direction of Dr. Kerry Bowman (Bioethicist at Mount Sinai Hospital). Mandating Elective Single Embryo Transfer: Should Ontario and the rest of Canada […]

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Eliminating Illness

Hello Ethic Nutters, As some may be aware as covered in the news (http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40802147?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook) scientists are taking increasingly important steps towards eradicating inheritable diseases. Should we be worried though that one day traits like baldness, shortness, albinism etc. will also be eradicated as what is defined as a healthy human becomes increasingly sculptured? Although it may, […]

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