New book chronicles history of British bioethics
First in-depth study of how bioethicists shaped policy
Has “conservative bioethics” failed?
A decade after the great stem cell debates, America is still "liberal"
Disdain for bioethics ignites controversy
Steven Pinker's combative op-ed prompted many comments
A wild swing at bioethics
Steven Pinker delivers a stiff uppercut to the whole field.
Planning for a world with LGBT bioethics
Would it reach different conclusions?
Looking back: Daniel Callahan
One of the grand old men of American bioethics, he is a reminder of a broader and more communitarian view.
Does religion have a role in bioethics?
The notion that religious convictions have no place in medicine or bioethics is widespread and growing.
Summer school in bioethics in Manhattan
The Global Bioethics Initiative is offering a bioethics programme this summer.
Mario Cuomo, bioethicist
A tough politician, he also influenced debates on abortion, the death penalty and euthanasia.
The Optimist: I have lived in a golden age, says US bioethicist
Arthur Caplan’s brisk summary of the history of bioethics in the latest issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics is decidedly upbeat.
The Pessimist: Editor of leading bioethics journal mourns “failure” of bioethics
Julian Savulescu's sombre lament for the field he loves.
Debate over history of US Christian bioethics
One of the puzzling features of bioethics is that its “founders” were nearly all Christians, but Christian bioethics has become a marginal interest. Why?
Veterans Affairs scandal stems from a crisis of ethics: bioethicist
The crisis in the the US Veterans Affairs Department is fundamentally a crisis of ethics, according to the former hospital ethicist at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Transforming ethics this summer
What a blockbuster teaches us about bioethics.
Government responds to Canadian bioethicists’ complaint
The CIRH puts its point of view.
Canadian bioethicists sunk in dejection over government inaction
The bioethics community in Canada is enraged at the Harper Government’s refusal to appoint a strong and formally credentialed leader.
Is a day of doom looming for bioethics?
Predictions of a Ragnarök for bioethics surface regularly in academic journals.
Are philosophers sceptical of bioethics?
A junior bioethics scholar has vented her frustration about her job search in the bioethics.net blog.
New journal for law and bioethics
A new journal has been launched, Law and the Biosciences.
Provocative new series in Journal of Medical Ethics
The Journal of Medical Ethics is constantly innovating in the selection and presentation of its material. The latest feature is “Author Meets Critics”, a series in which authors present the principal arguments of a recent book, and then respond to a handful of critics.
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