Category Health Research

Gene Therapy: A Threat to the Deaf Community?

Teresa Blankmeyer Burke considers the problematic nature of gene therapy research aimed at eliminating hereditary deafness.

Lupron: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Alice Dreger raises concerns about a pervasive pattern of non-evidence based assumptions driving practices in pediatric endocrinology.

The Nebulous Ethics of Human Germline Gene Editing

Josephine Johnston offers a secular interpretation of the ‘Playing God’ argument as it applies to human germline gene editing.

Whither Peer Review at CIHR

Matthew Herder reviews three significant problems with the peer review system at CIHR, as a result of which high-quality research by social science and humanities researchers is left ‘undone.’

Ethics at CIHR: Moving Forward

Vardit Ravitsky and Judy Illes provide a summary overview of progress being made at CIHR with respect to its ethics mandate.

Nubia – An Ebola Survivor Orphaned by Vaccine Policy

Séverine Caluwaerts and Françoise Baylis lament the fact that in an epidemic as deadly as Ebola, pregnant women were denied access to potentially life-saving vaccination solely on the grounds of pregnancy.

Reflections on Egg Donation in Canada

Claire Burns recommends legal and practical changes for promoting the ethical treatment of egg donors within Canada.