Topic: Science and Technology

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    Author and consultant Rushworth Kidder says there can be unintended ethical consequences when people use powerful new social media. More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments (8)

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    Watch scenes from an emotional meeting of transplant donors and recipients after the largest kidney donor exchange ever. More

    August 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

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    “We can open up the question of financial incentives” for organ donations “without worrying about undue coercive pressures.” More

    August 20, 2010 | Comments (1)

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    "Blood samples are sacred," says Carletta Tilousi, a Havasupai Indian, and "a major part of our spiritual, cultural, and religious identity." The tribe was recently involved in a dispute that raised ethical questions about research subjects and the use of genetic material.

    June 25, 2010 | Comments (3)

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    “We have to take account, for moral purposes, of the duty of beneficence, the duty to come to the aid of those who suffer if we can do so without unreasonable burden,” says Louis Guenin, a lecturer on ethics in science at Harvard Medical School. More

    April 2, 2010 | Comments (17)

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    It’s been one year since President Barack Obama lifted the Bush era’s eight-year ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. More

    April 2, 2010 | Comments (15)

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    “Spirituality has always had a virtual aspect to it,” says anthropology professor Tom Boellsdorff. “People in Second Life can pray and do all kinds of things and find it completely spiritually fulfilling.” More

    September 18, 2009 | Comments (11)

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    Is the promise of direct-to-consumer genetic testing being oversold? What ethical and public policy concerns does selling genetic tests directly to the public raise?

    September 4, 2009 | Comments (3)

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    As the world marks Charles Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of his book On the Origin of Species, Texas has become the latest battleground state in the evolution curriculum controversy.

    February 6, 2009 | Comments (20)

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    A number of us started calling it "church" kind of flippantly. It feels like church. It really has, for some of us, become church.

    November 21, 2008 | Comments (3)

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