Category Science and Technology

My FDA-approved Buckle: A Regulated Intervention

Michele Battle-Fisher calls for deeper ethical scrutiny of unregulated and experimental medical interventions.

The Ethics of Apps

Dylan Roskams-Edris warns about the habit forming and addictive capacities of smartphone apps and explains the need for an ethics of apps.

New ART regulations require feminist voices

Francine Coeytux, Marcy Darnovsky, Susan Berke Fogel, and Emily Galpern maintain that the development of new regulations about assisted reproductive technologies must include the voices of scholars who have studied women’s health issues, and advocates who have worked for policies and practices that safeguard women’s health and rights.

Where’s Non-invasive prenatal testing heading?

Chris Kaposy considers the future trajectory of non-invasive prenatal testing and the implications of using this testing method to conduct prenatal whole genome sequencing.

Gene Editing: Where Should We Draw the Line?

Françoise Baylis continues to advocate for broad societal consensus on the future of germline genome editing and sees the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe as an ally given their support of broad public engagement.

Psychedelics, Doing Science, and Policing History

Erika Dyck describes how the recent surge in psychedelic research presents opportunities to rethink how we do science, and how we measure the impact of science.

Canada’s Prohibition on Altering the Human Genome

Françoise Baylis and Alana Cattapan defend the current prohibition in Canada on making genetic alterations that can be passed on to future generations.