For thirty years, from 1942 through 1972, American biomedical researchers deliberately infected people with hepatitis as a way to learn about the disease and develop a vaccine. It’s a shocking […]
Should We Have Designer Babies?
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, better known by its acronym, CRISPR, is a biochemical technology that allows scientists to precisely edit DNA sequences in cells in a way that […]
Bioethics and Henrietta Lacks
Happy New Year! For the first episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine in 2017, we look into the topic of medical bioethics with a specific reference to the case of […]
The Ethics and Ethos of a Genetically Observant Society
Monday Buzz producer and engineer Harry Gilbert recently spoke with Dewey-Hagborg about her work and the societal, bioethical, and policy concerns it brings up.
Promises and Perils – the brave new world of genetic sequencing
Genetic sequencing may someday lead to miracle cures. But it is also the ultimate invasion of privacy. What can your genes tell you, who can see them, and do you […]