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Donna Dickenson

Donna Dickenson

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Donna Dickenson, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of London, is the author of Me Medicine vs. We Medicine.

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  1. Heritable Human Genome Editing Is Not Inevitable
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    Heritable Human Genome Editing Is Not Inevitable

    Mar 17, 2020 Donna Dickenson, et al. reframe the debate over the adoption of a technology that would affect all future generations.

  2. Britain’s Dangerous Lapse in Medical Ethics
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    Britain’s Dangerous Lapse in Medical Ethics

    Jul 31, 2018 Donna Dickenson says a UK report endorsing a controversial form of genetic alteration sets a risky precedent.

  3. The End of Cross-Border Surrogacy?
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    The End of Cross-Border Surrogacy?

    Feb 25, 2016 Donna Dickenson lauds measures restricting rich Westerners from using women in poor countries to bear their babies.

  4. The Ethics of Ebola
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    The Ethics of Ebola

    Sep 3, 2014 Donna Dickenson asks whether – and to whom – unapproved drugs and vaccines should be administered.

  5. Genetics for the People?
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    Genetics for the People?

    Feb 5, 2014 Donna Dickenson asks whether personal genetic testing has a future.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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