Author: Ariel Sykes

Author: Ariel Sykes

Global Clean Water Crisis
April 30, 2020 Environment and Health Ariel Sykes

Clean Water and Sanitation: A Global Crisis that Challenges Women and Children By Jill DiTommaso Everyday women and children spend 200 million hours collecting water for their families, and 260 million hours looking for a place to defecate. Those who do not have immediate access to water have to find alternative ways to safely consume

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Consumer Autonomy in the Coffee Industry
April 30, 2020 Environment and Health Ariel Sykes

The Hidden Price You Pay: An Analysis of Ethics, the Environment and Consumer Autonomy in the Coffee Industry  By Sofia Scotto Our society has become virtually contingent on coffee for its survival. As coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, our global economy has become dependent on coffee for economic growth and

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CRISPR Gene Editing
April 30, 2020 Environment and Health Ariel Sykes

Crispr Gene Drives: Mosquitos Massacre or Malaria Miracle? By Sonia Parmar The African malaria mosquito is the most dangerous animal on earth, claiming roughly half a million lives each year. In 2016, there were 216 million cases of malaria, 90% of which were found in sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly half of the world is at risk,

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The Ethics Behind What We Eat
April 3, 2020 Environment and Health Ariel Sykes

The Environmental and Ethical Impacts of the Meat Industry and Possible Solutions By Ariya Gulati Humans have been consuming the meat of other animals since the beginning of time. Now millions of years later, the process we apply to the production of meat has changed drastically from just killing game and cooking it over a

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2020 Virtual Bioethics Symposium
April 3, 2020 Uncategorized Ariel Sykes

Watch the recorded video of the 2020 Virtual Bioethics Symposium on the theme of “Being Human in a Brave New World” 2020 Bioethics Symposium Schedule Wednesday, May 6th Opening Presentation (9:30-9:45 a.m.) Bioethics Scholar Sessions (9:50 – 10:35 a.m.) Eliminating Imperfections or Unethical Intervention: The Ethics of Gene-editing and Prenatal Screening The Effects of a Miscommunication: The

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The Sixth Extinction
April 3, 2020 Environment and Health Ariel Sykes

The Sixth Extinction: The Duty of the Dominant Species to undo an Ecological Downfall By Erin Green A catastrophic event is underway. We are in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction, a modern and human-made extinction. The megafauna category is defined as large animals in a comparable or larger mass than humans, and the

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Unlocking Genomes
March 26, 2020 Genetically Modified Life Ariel Sykes

Unlocking and Unleashing all Genomes: Is this even up to you? By Emma Littlejohn Imagine a world where your whole existence and what people viewed you as was entirely based on your genome. Even though, you did not ask to find out things such as your probability to obtain a certain disease in the future:

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