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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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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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