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Savior Siblings, Designer Babies and Godlike Doctors

June 8, AD 2015 0 Comments
Savior Siblings, Designer Babies and Godlike Doctors

Savior siblings are the topic of Jodi Picoult’s novel “My Sister’s Keeper,” but they are also a reality. Savior siblings are children conceived for the purpose of providing a tissue match for an older sibling who is in need of tissue transplants to treat a life-threatening illness. In England, this practice has been explicitly allowed […]

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Benedict and Biotechnology

August 9, AD 2013 2 Comments
Benedict and Biotechnology

Human cloning is not coming; it is already here. It is time to stop pretending that this is a problem for our children and grandchildren. This is our issue to tackle. Now.

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BioTalk, Episode 4: Biotechnology and the Catholic Church

June 17, AD 2013 1 Comment
BioTalk, Episode 4: Biotechnology and the Catholic Church

What does the Catholic Church have to say about biotechnology — and is she as “backward” thinking as most people believe? Rebecca Taylor and I discuss in the latest episode of BioTalk: In his second encyclical, Spe Salvi, Pope Benedict warned that “If technical progress is not matched by corresponding progress in man’s ethical formation, […]

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