While the new film, Limitless, is a familiar Hollywood treatment, it also shines a light on important and unaddressed neuroethics challenges

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Regulating Rites

September 11, 2012

Although obtaining parental consent for ritual circumcision that includes metzizah b’peh (direct orogenital suction) is a necessary and appropriate step, some commentators have suggested that it is not sufficient

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Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum took a strong position against the federal mandate that insurance companies cover prenatal genetic testing, tying it to the ever-polarizing issue of abortion

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Overcoming anxiety about autism may be part of the answer in combating the rise in whooping cough cases in California. But Berman Institute faculty say that teen and adult revaccinations are also part of the solution.

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Coverage of conflicting breast and lung cancer screening studies puts the science news “see-saw” on tilt. What duties do scientists and journalists have in reporting findings to the public?

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What role should the private sector play in addressing public health challenges?

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Focus On: Lethal Injection

December 17, 2010

Shortage of approved anesthetic prompts Oklahoma to OK pentobarbital; other states approached suppliers in the UK. Do bioethical considerations extend into the lives—and deaths—of the condemned?

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Godwin’s Law, Trolls and the Case of Matt Liao

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