Scientists Pushing Ethical Lines with Human Embryos
March 20, 2021
Scientists are bad at policing themselves. What they can do and what they should do are two different things.
Secular Science Leaders Defend Baby Butchering
September 20, 2015
Instead of joining the outrage against the dismemberment and marketing of baby body parts, science leaders rush to defend the grisly practice.
Depending on Source, Stem Cells Can Kill or Heal
May 29, 2013
Stem cells continue to show promise for dramatic healings, but reporters don't always clarify what lived or died to produce the cells. Adult stem cells inhabit all living humans; embryonic or fetal stem cells require a human death.
Human Cloning Advanced Despite Ethics
October 6, 2011
A researcher in New York obtained women’s eggs and conducted experiments on them that could lead to human cloning. While done in the name of regenerative medicine, the experiments on embryonic stem cells involved the destruction of a human embryo. This kind of experimentation raises multiple ethical concerns, but the researcher went ahead anyway, and scientific journals are hailing the advance, albeit with a palpable twinge of conscience about ethics.