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Monday, February 25, 2013

Exam 1 Study Guide

Wednesday's exam will be drawn as much as possible from questions the class has submitted. Here's what we have so far. It's not too late to add or amend. (Group 3?)

Don't forget you can prepare your extra credit discussion question in advance. Just a paragraph or two, on a relevant topic of your choosing... worth up to ten points (enough to offset a couple of misses).

And remember, the best way to study for this is to locate the relevant textual passages and familiarize yourself with them.

Proposed Exam questions: Group 1

[Komron MacLean] Questions for Bioethics

What is Craig Venter best known for?
Answer: creating the first self replicating microorganism in a lab. 

Which contraceptive stops the period entirely?

What scandal is Woo-suk Hwang of South Korea best known for? 
Fabricating Data to support research

What was the name of the clinical trial in Alabama in which hundreds of African American men were infected with Syphilis and left untreated? 
Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment 

In Carl Elliott's article "This is Your Country on Drugs", steroids were used as a platform for the misuse of what? 
General enhancement technology

Given a scenario where one woman donates an "egg shell" another donates her DNA and a third carries the fertilized egg to term, who is considered the biological mother?
The woman who donates the most genetic material 

Possible Questions Group 2

Bioethics Factual Questions:
Case 2: According to a February 2011 Gallup poll, what percentage of Americans believe in evolution? Answer: 40 percent.
Case 10: In 2005 the NIH announced that employees would have to sell their stock interests and would no longer be able to purchase stock. To whom did these regulations apply?
a.) Only Doctors currently writing prescriptions
b.) All Doctors and researchers
c.) All employees
d.) All employees and spouses (Correct Answer)
Case 14: The concern with testing at the Indian Pharmaceutical Facilities was...
a.) Subjects were not receiving full disclosure of possible dangers (Correct Answer)
b.) Subjects were not told what drugs they were on
c.) Subjects were abducted off the street
d.) Subjects were not paid what they were promised
Group 3???

Group Four Study Guide Questions

1.      Which rule was not among the three guidelines adopted by the South Korean government’s Code for Robot Ethics committee that were outlined in Isaac Asimov’s story ‘Runaround.’

a.      A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
b.      A robot must defer to governmental laws and ethics when not in the presence of his original master as long as this does not conflict with either of the other two laws.
c.       A robot must obey orders given by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the first law.
d.      A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the other two laws.    

2.      What does iPSC stand for?

a.      Iatrogenic Pharmaceutical Stem Cells
b.       Idiopathic  Physicochemical Stem Cells
c.       Immunological Paliative Stem Cells
d.      Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

3.      Which ‘reproductive freedom model’ have the National Bioethics Advisory Commission used to make the claim that cloning is physiologically unsafe?

a.      Pediatric Model
b.      Adoption Model
c.       Adolescent Model
d.      Paternal Model

4.      True or False? IVF is most affordable in the United States.

(Post by Betsy)

1 comment:

  1. 5) The Dickey-Wicker Amendment, a Federal law, prohibits______.
    A) abortion
    C) stem cell research
    D) the funding of stem cell research

1 comment:

  1. If anyone gets around to reading this, for group group 4 #3 the national bioethics advisory based their claim on the Pediatric Model, not the Adoption Model and this is why Mcgee thinks they did a bad job. He thinks ethics about clones and how they relate should be based on the adoption model.
    So the correct answer to that question was actually A. I tried to change it a few days ago but it still shows up saying 'adoption model' on my computer so I just wanted to clarify that.