Topic: Science and Technology

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    Animal research has long been controversial. The medical benefits can be significant, although not always, and opponents argue the benefits are often outweighed by the pain and suffering inflicted on the animal.

    August 15, 2008 | Comments

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    Every summer, first-year medical students from throughout Maryland gather with family members of people who donated their bodies to science.

    June 20, 2008 | Comments

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    One important element of the Christmas story is the Star of Bethlehem, which guided the Wise Men to Jesus. Over the years, many have wondered just what that star was. Now, modern technology may be providing new answers.

    December 21, 2007 | Comments

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    There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and children of people who have the disease face a moral dilemma: If they could know that they are likely to get the disease themselves would they want to take a test if there were one that could predict that? And if the results were positive, what would they do then? More

    December 14, 2007 | Comments

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