Category Science and Technology
Caroline Vardigans reconsiders the role of the professional ethicist in the research approval process and argues for their inclusion on Animal Care Committees.
Françoise Baylis shares a brief excerpt from her book Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing.
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.
Jackie Leach Scully and Teresa Blankmeyer Burke worry about the ableist and audist assumptions hidden in this venture.
Chris Kaposy recommends that governments considering public funding for noninvasive prenatal testing take heed of the problem of discrimination against people with disabilities such as Down syndrome.
Jeff Nisker argues that trust in the medical profession has been diminished by the physicians who violated privacy rules by viewing the electronic records of Humboldt Broncos patients and also by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan who defended their actions.