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Monday, April 8, 2013

Taking time for bioethics

Time already (at last?) for our final quartet of bioethical cases and cautions from Glenn McGee. (I look forward to the revised and expanded edition.)

Case 57 prudently cautions against the "Kevorkianization" and "reality TV"-ization of cloning. Glenn says Ian Willmut should not have used that term to designate the procedure of  cellular nuclear transfer ("the most revolutionary and complex exercise of human procreative control in history"), should not have named his mammary cell-based sheep "Dolly," and should not have embraced human reproductive cloning just when he did, amidst swirling debates on abortion and stem cells. Evidently he should have consulted a Bioethicist first...

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Also of interest:

"Gun Guys" author and Harper's contributor @danielsbaum debates gun control with the NY Times's Joe Noceranyti.ms/17jkM1j

The Biomedical Model of Mental Disorder: A Critical Analysis of its Validity, Utility, and Effects on Psychotherapy rss.sciencedirect.com/action/redirec…

Gina Kolata: "Scientific Articles Accepted (Personal Checks, Too)" Front page NYT. nyti.ms/UhWj5M

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