Bioethics

"...a 'savior sibling' conceived through in vitro fertilization for the purpose of providing a treatment for his siblings"

“To conceive a child to use him— even if it is to cure— is not respectful of his dignity.”
“Such utilitarianism is always a regression.”
French bishops lament IVF ‘savior sibling’

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Here come the engineered life forms

“Synthetic biology uses genetic engineering and other techniques to create novel organisms tailored for particular tasks. The idea is that by synthesizing DNA and by combining standard genetic building blocks, engineers can efficiently design a biological machine much as they might design a bridge or computer chip.”
U.S. Bioethics Commission Gives Green Light to Synthetic Biology

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Lawsuit Reinstated against Obama's Embryonic Stem Cell Policy

“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit that contends the Obama administration’s embryonic stem cell research policy violates federal law. The court found that the plaintiffs have ‘competitive standing’ to sue.” More at Christian Post

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