Vaguely worded laws worldwide have increasingly put doctors at risk of legal reprisal for doing their jobs, with comments from our Len Rubenstein

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If Misused, Synthetic Biology Could Expand the Possibility of Creating New Weapons; DOD Should Continue to Monitor Advances in the Field, New Report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Says

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New report on how counter-terrorism law is being used to deprive people of health care and to punish health workers who provide it, both contrary to international law and long-held norms. Report authors include our Len Rubenstein

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There is a history of trying to disrupt polio campaigns. They are viewed by the Taliban as an intrusion into traditional society, and vaccination campaigns are fundamentally run and organized by central governments [as in Pakistan] that are contrary to the ideology of these militant groups

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Do we really need to study terrorists’ brains in order to understand their actions? Would a neuroscience of terrorism help us to prevent atrocities? To answer this question we need to distinguish between theoretical and practical approaches to this issue

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Leonard Rubenstein: “Now that the basis for opinions by the American Psychological Association that psychologists may ethically participate in counterterrorism interrogations has been exposed as the product of collusion and bad faith, the Defense Department must end the practice.”

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Thousands of animals have been exposed to deadly pathogens, chemicals, and radiation so that scientists can develop medicines to protect Americans from weapons of mass destruction. Was all this suffering really necessary?

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Ethics Abandoned

November 4, 2013

The independent Task Force on Preserving Medical Professionalism in National Security Detention Centers issues its report on DoD and CIA practices

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