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Prenatal Testing for Non-Medical Traits

Stephen R. Quake, DS, DPhil

This editorial can be found in the March 2023 issue of the American Journal of Bioethics. You can find it here: https://...

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Roxanne Almas, MD, MSPH

“We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.” – Jimmy Carter, 39th U.S. President Ou...

March 6, 2023

In Memoriam: Garland Allen 

Jane Maienschein, PhD & David Magnus, PhD

If you called Garland Allen a Bioethicist, he would surely have corrected you and denied that he deserved such a label. ...

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ChatGPT Ethics: Temptations of Progress

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