Tag: bioethics

Tag: bioethics

Ethical Implications of Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome
December 14, 2020 Brave New World Apara Sharma

History Repeating Itself : Is Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome Ushering in 21st Century Eugenics? By Sami Sharp This research paper explores the ethical implications of prenatal screening for Down Syndrome. Through researching the growth of prenatal screening in healthcare services internationally I identified the key stakeholders involved including genetic counselors, parents, Down Syndrome and

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Should Athletes Test for Gene Doping?
December 14, 2020 Brave New World Apara Sharma

Testing for Gene Doping: A Necessity or Invasion of Privacy? By Tara Balan For decades now, athletes have been using numerous techniques to enhance their performance in competitions. While the most common approach was to use drugs that increased muscle capacity or decreased recovery time, technology has  advanced in our brave new world to find

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Gene-editing for HIV and AIDS
December 14, 2020 Brave New World Apara Sharma

The Genetic Playground: The Ethical and Religious Implications of Gene-Editing for HIV and AIDS By Elizabeth Wyshner  The question of what are the ethical and religious implications of using gene-editing technologies to eliminate diseases such as HIV/AIDS is highly debated in bioethics, with strong arguments both for and against. However, main sources fail to look

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Autonomous Robots in Pediatric Surgery
December 14, 2020 Brave New World Apara Sharma

In “Good” Hands? The Ramifications of Using Autonomous Robots in Pediatric Surgery By Shefali Kamilla In the past decade, the development of artificial intelligence (AI) systems have been rapidly flooding the healthcare industry. These technological advancements are so prevalent in healthcare that robots have the potential to be involved in high-risk, life-threatening situations. Specifically surgical

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The Ethics of Drone Warfare
July 6, 2020 Brave New World Apara Sharma

 The Soldier Behind the Screen: The Ethical Implications of Semi-Autonomous Warfare By Georgia H. Rabin This research paper focuses on the ethical implications of semi-autonomous drone warfare used for United States (U.S.) counterterrorism efforts.  Drone warfare brings up questions about whether or not unconventional warfare calls for an unconventional response, and about what a military’s

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Pharmaceuticals are Redefining the Environment
July 6, 2020 Brave New World Apara Sharma

You Are Polluting Your Water: How Pharmaceuticals are Redefining the Environment  By Tanmayee Talla Pharmaceutical pollution in water is a widely known pressing issue but a less often acknowledged one. Pharmaceutical drugs help humans, animals, and aquatic life overcome the most deadly diseases. Yet, the improper disposal of these pharmaceuticals is what is posing a

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The Ethical Implications of Telemedicine
June 26, 2020 Brave New World Apara Sharma

From the Bedside to the Web-Side: Is Telemedicine Infringing on the Doctor-Patient Relationship? By Georgia Post-Lipnick Have you ever had a virtual doctor’s appointment? Whether you knew it or not, you took part in using telemedicine, remote healthcare by means of technology. Telemedicine is making healthcare more accessible, affordable, and convenient for both the patients

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Home Genetic Testing, Helpful or Harmful?
June 26, 2020 Brave New World Apara Sharma

$99 for a Lifetime of Worries: The Ethical Implications of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing By  Arden Meyer This research paper explores the widely popular direct-to-consumer genetic test, 23andme, and participants’ potential sacrifice of privacy and autonomy. These sacrifices create risks of genetic exploitation, genetic discrimination, and unnecessary angst about an individuals future state of health. Many

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The Responsibility of a Nuclear Age
June 23, 2020 Brave New World Apara Sharma

The Effects of the Mushroom: The Responsibility of a Nuclear Age By Sophia Paris On August 6th, 1945, the United States changed the world forever– an atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima. In this paper, an ethical discussion surrounding the implications of nuclear warfare will be addressed. Themes of responsibility and accountability

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The Ethical Implications of Neural Implants
June 22, 2020 Brave New World Apara Sharma

Thinking Out Loud: The Ethical Implications of Neural Implants By Adaora Dadson This paper focuses on neural implants and how they could affect us as we encounter more advanced technology and medical procedures in a brave new world. Neural implants create electrical stimulation for the brain to counteract certain neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and epilepsy.

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