bioethics

October 8, 2021

Millions of people in low-income countries should have basic vaccine protection first, two bioethicists argue.

July 11, 2021

Temporarily setting aside an intellectual property pact to speed global COVID-19 vaccinations is the right thing to do, two bioethicists write.

April 14, 2021

Nancy Jecker will encourage the embrace of regional values, not U.S. ideals, in the University of Johannesburg's first bioethics course.

April 5, 2021

For some people, offers of gifts and cash will be ‘undue inducements’ that challenge their personal autonomy, the author writes.

May 3, 2021

An analysis argues that embracing an African-based ethic of solidarity will yield a fairer global response to disease outbreaks.

November 2, 2020

Jonsen co-authored scholarly texts and guidance considered essential to human-subjects research and to physicians’ decision-making.

December 3, 2018

Screening of healthy adults for genes that might heighten disease risk must be pursued cautiously, concludes a U.S. panel whose authors include a UW bioethicist.

An illustration of gene editing
November 29, 2018

Earlier this week, He Jiankui, a scientist in China, announced he had genetically edited two human embryos, which were then implanted in a mother's womb, and reportedly resulted in a pregnancy and the live birth of twins.  The news sparked an up

April 27, 2018

Even as scientific experts applauded the arrest of the Golden State Killer suspect, some expressed unease at reports that detectives in California had used a public genealogy database to identify him. 

April 24, 2018

"Members of a government ethics panel have renewed their criticisms of a controversial study in which volunteers are to be deliberately infected with the Zika virus.

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