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Articles and Websites on Medical Ethics

  • Cloning Information is an online resource dedicated to promoting accurate information, as well as ethical and policy analysis related to human cloning research and is maintained through the collaborative work of both individuals and organizations represented by Americans to Ban Cloning (ABC). Americans to Ban Cloning is a coalition of concerned Americans and U.S. based organizations that promote a global, comprehensive ban on human cloning.
  • Center for Bioethics
    The Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania is the largest bioethics center in the world, and it runs the world’s first and largest bioethics website. Its members engage in research on and publish many articles about the ethics of organ transplants.
  • Ethics of Facial Transplants
    Once viewed as an "outlandish, morally objectionable" concept with science-fiction overtones, face transplantation is now accepted as a "feasible and necessary treatment" for severely disfigured patients. The evolving ethical debate over face transplantation is analyzed in a newly published article.
  • Plastic Surgery: Beauty of Beast?
    Cosmetic surgery is booming, but what's the mental cost of changing your appearance? Psychologists look to fill in the research gaps.
  • Biotechnology and Transgenic Animals
    Biotechnology includes any use of science or technology to alter the characteristics of a particular breed or animal.
  • Understanding the Human Genome Project - Fact Sheet
    Published by the National Human Genome Research Institute (summer 2013)
  • National Human Genome Research Institute
    Explore Education and Issues in Genetics links.
  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. GEN's unique news and technology focus covers the entire bioproduct life cycle, including drug discovery, early-stage R&D, applied research (e.g., omics, biomarkers, and diagnostics), bioprocessing, and commercialization.
  • Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos
    Nova Next April publication - 2015
  • 18 Ways to Make a Baby
    NOVA producer Sarah Holt tells how surprised she was to learn, during an interview with assisted-reproduction expert Dr. Jamie Grifo, that there are 18 ways to make a baby—and then to find out there are actually many more. Herewith the ever-growing list.


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