Tag: ethics

Tag: ethics

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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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 Ethics of Organ Donation Euthanasia
June 16, 2020 Brave New World Apara Sharma

Saving Lives via Actively Ending Lives: the Ethics of Organ Donation Euthanasia By Claire Chou In this paper, I explore the ethical implications of organ donation euthanasia, a hypothetical procedure in which the cause of the patient’s death is their vital organs being removed in the operating room. These organs would then be available for

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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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