Thursday, October 23, 2014

Donna Dickenson

Donna Dickenson, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of London, was the 2006 winner of the International Spinoza Lens Award for contributions to public debate on ethics. She is the author of the book Me Medicine vs. We Medicine.

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The Ethics of Ebola

As the Ebola virus – which can kill up to 90% of its victims – grips an unprecedentedly wide swath of Africa, many are asking whether it is time to begin administering untested drugs and… read more

Newsart for DNA at 60
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DNA at 60

Sixty years have passed since Francis Crick and James Watson published a one-page paper that many believed would revolutionize biological research. But has their discovery really had the… read more

Newsart for Brave New Cells?
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Brave New Cells?

A public consultation has been launched in the UK to gauge attitudes toward controversial new medical procedures aimed at preventing the transmission of certain genetic diseases. But the techniques… read more

Newsart for Mengele in America
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Mengele in America

In 1946, American lawyers prosecuted Nazi doctors at Nuremberg for crimes against humanity – so-called “research” carried out on concentration camp prisoners. But, on the other side of the Atlantic,… read more

Newsart for Free-Market Babies?
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Free-Market Babies?

The UK, France, and India are currently embroiled in passionate debate about reproductive rights and obligations, and many other countries are likely to follow. So it is necessary to clarify what is… read more

Newsart for Me Medicine
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Me Medicine

The seismic shift in health care toward genetic personalized medicine promises to give each of us insight into our deepest personal identity – our genetic selves – and let us sip the elixir of life… read more

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