Posts Tagged ‘Human medical experimentation’

Altering the Human Genome

For years scientists and ethicists have worried about the ramifications of altering the human genome in ways that can be inherited from generation to generation.  Although many recognize the benefits of switching DNA for disease prevention and cures, the fear… Read the rest >>

Designer Babies? Genetic Alterations Head Down a Slippery Slope

Should scientists be permitted to genetically alter babies with traits that can be inherited by future generations?  In the past week, the F.D.A. considered the science–not the ethics–behind what is called “mitochondrial manipulation.” Many bioethicists are worried, and think we… Read the rest >>

Bloggers Write About FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND?

For the next two weeks, several bloggers are writing reviews of For the Good of Mankind? and interviewing me.  Brenda Kahn, blogger for proseandkahn posted today that the book “is one tough but important read,” and “is a must-purchase for… Read the rest >>

Medical Experiments on Skid Row Alcoholics Condemned

I continue to be saddened by the sheer number of medical experiments doctors performed on powerless people who did not give informed consent.  Gina Kolata’s article in the New York Times October 17th about Skid Row alcoholics who agreed to… Read the rest >>