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.
Every summer, first-year medical students from throughout Maryland gather with family members of people who donated their bodies to science.
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.
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
Godtube features over 1.5 million hours of Christian video, more than any other Christian broadcast platform, according to Godtube CEO and creator Chris Wyatt. It combines many of the well-known features of other sites (Myspace.com, Facebook.com, Youtube.com), and in August, it was the fastest growing website in the U.S. More
Parents want to give their children every advantage in life and they also want do whatever possible to make their children healthy. But what about going beyond opportunities and health to genetic enhancement? Science is opening that door in a big way, and many ethicists debate where the line between health and enhancement should be. More
Read R & E producer Susan Grandis Goldstein’s June 5, 2007 interview with Michael Sandel in Washington, D.C.
Read Kim Lawton's interview with Gregory Stock, CEO of Signum Biosciences and director of the Medicine, Technology, and Society Program at the UCLA School of Medicine.
Read an essay by Cara Beale on the morality and necessity of U.S. nuclear warfare and weaponry relations with North Korea.