Beyond Bioethics: Review

September 27, 2018

In his review of ‘Beyond Bioethics’, Dr. Dan O’Connor writes, “Pity the poor bioethicist, the universal whipping dog of modern academia. For if she is not being told to “get out of the way” of research by Steven Pinker, then she is being called a “thief of virtue” by Tom Koch”

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C., which funds much of the nation’s biomedical research, has launched a “comprehensive review” of human fetal tissue research, to ensure that it’s complying with laws and regulations

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The American Medical Association is opposing a change to patient privacy laws that would allow doctors to more freely share information about a patient’s history of substance use, a proposal that has divided the health care community and highlighted some of the challenges of addressing the opioid epidemic

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The Trump administration has announced further cuts in aid to the Palestinians — this time, cutting money to cover cancer treatments and other critical care for Palestinians at Jerusalem hospitals

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Plummeting vaccination rates leave poor country at the forefront of an escalating European trend; ‘There is a risk in anything you do’

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Findings suggest much of the online discussion about vaccines may be linked to ‘malicious actors’ with ‘hidden agendas’

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The Trump administration on Tuesday made public the details of its new pollution rules governing coal-burning power plants, and the fine print includes an acknowledgment that the plan would increase carbon emissions and lead to up to 1,400 premature deaths annually

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These experts say they can divine political preferences you can’t express from signals you don’t know you’re producing

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