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Wednesday, April 25, 2012



Centre for Professional Ethics ( At the University of Central Lancashire, Preston)
Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics
Centre for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (Illinois Institute of Technology)
European Institute for Business Ethics (Nijenrode University in the Netherlands)
Institute for Business and Professional Ethics
Dartmouth College Ethics Institute 
MacLean Centre for Clinical Medical Ethics University of Chicago
Centre for Applied Ethics
Bioethics – Charles Sturt University
Bioethics Centre University of Otago
Centre for Applied Philosophy – Flinders University
Centre for Bioethics – University of Minnesota
Centre for Bioethics and Health Law – University of PittsburghCentre for Biomedical Ethics – Case Western Reserve University
Centre for Ethics and the Professions – Harvard University
Centre for Health Care Ethics – Saint Louis University
Centre for Human Bioethics – Monash University
Centre for Law and Genetics
Centre for Professional Ethics – University of Central Lancashire
Centre for Social Ethics and Policy - University of Manchester
Centre for the Study of Health and Society (CSHS) – University of Melbourne
Eubios Ethics Institute
Hastings Center
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics 
Joint Centre for Bioethics – University of Toronto
Kennedy Institute of Ethics
King’s Centre for Medical Law and Ethics
Princeton Bioethics Forum
Program in ethics in Science and Medicine – University of Texas Southwestern
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics
University of Washington (bioethics education project)

Resources and News

The Oxford Centre for Neuroethics - Links:

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Neuroethics - Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) - Stanford University School of Medicine

We are devoted to the new field of neuroethics, with an initial focus on issues at the intersection of medical imaging and biomedical ethics. These include ethical, social, and legal challenges presented by advanced neurofunctional imaging capabilities, the emergence of cognitive enhancement neurotechnologies and pharmacology, self-referral to health care and imaging services, incidental findings, and fetal MRI. New initiatives are underway in regenerative medicine, neurogenetics and pediatric neuroethics. More »

Neuroethics - Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (SCBE) - Stanford University School of Medicine:

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Bio-Ethics Bites

A podcast series of 10 interviews with leading influential thinkers on bio-ethics, titled ‘Bio-Ethics Bites’. This series of interviews, representing various ethical perspectives tackling controversial subjects arising out of recent scientific advances...

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Monday, April 23, 2012

the great task of our generation « Up@dawn

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Synthetic DNA Created, Evolves on Its Own

Synthetic DNA Created, Evolves on Its Own:

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Coming to MTSU, Spring '13

PHILOSOPHY 3345, Bioethics

Description. This course explores ethical issues arising from the practice of medical therapeutics (conventional and “alternative”), from the development of new biomedical technologies, and more largely from reflections on life’s meaning and prospects. 

      The course aims at clarifying relevant bioethical and medical issues and debates, representing various perspectives in application to present and future human possibilities and concerns (for example: genetic engineering and biochemical “enhancement,” longevity and life extension, end-of-life decisions, health care access, nanotechnology, cloning, stem cell research, mood and performance-enhancing pharmaceutical use, animal research, and reproductive technologies). 

      “Bio” means simply life, but questions about life’s goals, about appropriate means for attaining them, and about the professions devoted to sustaining life, give rise to the most complex and enduring ethical problems.

Objectives. The course compares many approaches to the urgent human preoccupation with life and its many challenges (biological, environmental, social, technological) ,  in order to articulate the appropriate uses of emerging technologies, therapies, pharmacological interventions etc., in ameliorating and possibly altering the human condition.

Other objectives include exploring the future of life (human, nonhuman, and possibly post-human) and reflecting constructively on what it can mean to be human in an age of rapidly advancing technologies and bioengineering.

The course’s ultimate objective is to provide students with critical resources and tools they can apply in making crucial life-choices.