Author Archives: impact ethics

The CRISPR Dream

Françoise Baylis shares a brief excerpt from her book Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing.

Jo Napier’s Great Women of STEM Portrait Show

Elissa Barnard reports on Jo Napier’s artwork that honours female science and technology pioneers and she encourages readers to contact Napier to share stories of other historic women in STEM.

Why did I sign the open letter in support of Pharmacare?

Wasem Alsabbagh shows that universal pharmacare is the natural product of the core values of Canada’s health care system and that it is cost-saving.

Brain Death: The Debate Continues

Richard Maundrell revisits the definition of death in light of new research suggesting the possibility of consciousness after a diagnosis of brain death.

Biopolitics, Pseudoscience, and Alternative-Facts Medicine

Kiarash Aramesh describes how biopolitics and pseudoscience in medicine are in a partnership to forge identity-making alternative facts.

Abbyann Day Lynch: In Memoriam

George C. Webster remembers Canadian bioethics pioneer Dr. Abbyann Lynch.

Request in Support of Universal Pharmacare

Since the 1960s, five national commissions have recommended universal pharmacare for Canada. The most recent of these is the detailed and strategic report of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. Now, after more than 50 years of waiting, Canada is close to adding prescription drugs to our “medicare” system. This is extremely […]