Category Archives: LEH 300 Bioethics

Heads up: links restored for bioethics reports (LEH 300)

I figured that the President’s Council in Bioethics website would move sooner or later—and that sooner/later time has arrived. I restored the links on the posting, below, but for those who find it too onerous to scroll down, here are … Continue reading

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Science, ethics, and politics in the news: Who knew? (266, Leh 300)

What we are and who we are: Scientists decode genomes of five Africans, including Archbishop Tutu. Making babies and taking tests: Testing curbs some genetic diseases. Myths obscure voodoo, source of comfort in Haiti: Well, okay—now howzabout telling us what … Continue reading

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More sources (LEH 300)

The Centers for Disease Control is already listed in the Government-US links, but here are a couple of useful sites within the CDC: National Center for Health Statistics And this site can be found within the NCHS site, as part … Continue reading

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Science quiz study guide (LEH 300)

Here it is—have at it: Quiz guide: 20 will appear on the quiz 1. What is a gene? 2. What is a genome? 3. What is an allele? 4. Where is DNA found? [location in cell] 5. How many chromosomes … Continue reading

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Open! Open! Open!

WNYC had a couple of folks on today regarding new federal initiatives to make information about government more easily available to the citizenry. I’ve posted the links under Government-US—Data.gov and Open Government Initiative—but I want to suggest you try what … Continue reading

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LEH 300: Online required readings

As noted on the syllabus, some of the readings are available online. You can find them either through the links listed under ‘Bioethics sites & docs‘ or directly, below: Belmont Report Department of Energy Human Genome Project Information: The science … Continue reading

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LEH 300: Bioethics course schedule

How this works: While the bulk of class time will be given over to discussion, there is a fair amount of reading, both online and in books, required for the course. It is recommended that you read the material prior … Continue reading

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Testing, 1, 2; testing. . . (Leh 300)

Some information from the Center for Genetics and Society: Healthy embryos show chromosome flaws Genetic ‘MoT’ for disease free babies Preimplantation genetic diagnosis may pose neurological risks Check out the CGS’s blog for other posts on genetics & reproductive techs.

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Who’s your daddy, er, mommy, er. . . (Leh 300)

Here’s a link to the ongoing discussion on XX Factor (the DoubleX blog) on surrogacy. ScienceDaily is a daily news consolidator of, well, science news. Here’s a link to stories related to fertility. Note in particular the story on the … Continue reading

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Regulation—or the lack thereof (Leh 300)

In September 2003, the President’s Council on Bioethics issued a working paper on regulation of various biotechnologies. Although there may have been some changes in fed regs since then, I nonetheless believe that the basic findings of this paper still … Continue reading

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