"Bioethics" Tagged Content
The Quest for Perfect Vision
The quest for perfect vision—or any other repair or improvement in our physical bodies—often obscures bigger-picture things, like the moral and ethical implications of such research.
Understanding Biotechnology, Jewishly
What does long-standing Jewish wisdom have to say about the very recent concept of growing organs?
Genetics, Identity and Our Changing Selves
We spoke with Marnie Gelbart, Ph.D., about the problems genetic testing and engineering both create and solve.
Artificial Life: Worth Living? A Panel from the Genesis Project
What are the ethical implications of the latest developments in genetic engineering and the impact on improving the quality of human life?
Does Judaism Value the Natural over the Man-made?
Nature is not an end in itself. Humanity is needed to complete that which was created to enhance what is natural.
Can Humans Create a Soul?
Is there some unique essence that separates natural-born humans from creations that seem to reproduce the same electro-chemical workings as the human brain (“a soul”)?
Our Genes, Our Selves
As genetic technology continues to advance, what happens when we try to create or eliminate certain characteristics for our children? What are the potential unintended consequences with fiddling with our DNA? Should humans be “playing God”? Lisa Ortuno, a Sinai and Synapses Fellow, explores those questions through a series of interviews, asking several experts, “Are we more than our genes?”