Issues and Bioethics
Issues focuses on scientific breakthroughs that have propelled biotechnololgy at a dizzying pace into the 21st century. Evolving in tandem with biotech innovations, ethics looks at complex decisions that affect a few individuals or an entire social group or society.
Animal Genome Projects
Plant Genome Projects
Social Practices and Policies: Connecting You to Society
- An Approach to Teaching Ethical Decision Making in Medicine and Life Sciences - a conversation with Ernle Young, Ph.D. about how clinicians and others make complex decisions when people are ill
- Biotechnology's Impact on Society - the risks of biotechnology to society: cost-benefit ratios
- Challenges to Public Policy - talk given by Donald Kennedy, Ph.D about regulating biotechnology.
- Culture Clash - Most collaborations between industry and academia are positive: companies get research done, and academics get funding. But when results are unexpectedly negative, things can get messy.
- Democratizing Technology - government efforts to "politicize" technology through competiveness
- DNA on the Witness Stand Eric S. Lander, DPhil. The issues concerning the use of genetic evidence in civil and criminal court cases from Winding Your Way Through DNA Symposium
- Epistemology of Science - ways of knowing the truth: role of science in decision making
- The Genetic Revolution: Ethical Issues - Ernle Young, Ph.D. comments on gene testing, genetic therapies, eugenics and enhancement
- Genetic Testing - Health Care Issues - an interview with Neil Holzman, Ph.D. regarding genetic testing and Constitutional issues
- Musings On Cattle Cloning - Tom Zinnen, Ph.D. comments on the promise and problems of cloning domestic animals
- NIH Publishes Revised Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules - 1994 guidelines and brief historical perspective for development
- Scientist Returns Research Grant to Show Concern about Dangers of Genetically Engineered Organisms - 1994 John Fagan, Ph.D. returns grant money to NIH because of concerns about genetic manipulation of plants and animals
- Talking and Teaching Biotech - Tom Zinnen, Ph.D comments on how to educate the general public about biotechnology
- To Regulate or Not to Regulate - Henry Miller, Ph.D. says that regulatory red tape is strangling progress in biotechnology and calls for a government overhaul of relevant agency policies
- Risky Business: Issues in Teaching about Safety and Regulation - Tom Zinnen, Ph.D. argues for improving public understanding of biotechnology products to correct misconceptions
- Some Questions and Answers about BGH/BST - bovine growth hormone: safe and sane?
- Wholesome, Holistic and Holy: Controversies over Biotechnology and Food - overview of the controversies around food consumption and genetic manipulation of food sources
Bioethics and You: Issues of Individual Decision Making
The Gene Connection Second Annual Bioethics Symposium and Workshop presented by the San Mateo County Biotechnology Education Partnership, features discussions and case studies on ethical and social issues arising from genetic testing, gene therapy, genetic enhancement, cloning, and genetic counseling.