Bioethics Today

At the Center for Inquiry's Point of Inquiry blog, Chris Mooney speaks with bioethicist Art Caplan about the state of bioethics today, and how the most pressing issues in the field have changed during the past several years. Where the Bush administration was "too philosophical" in its application of bioethics over issues like stem cells and cloning, the Obama administration has done a "full 180" and is "more policy oriented" when it comes to legislating ethically tricky issues, Caplan says.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.