Truth in Context

One of the most basic moral concepts that children are taught from a young age is that "lying is wrong", of course, we see as we age that lying is completely social acceptable, and at times socially required. As moral philosophers, we understand that we should lie if it will protect someone from bodily harm,… Continue reading Truth in Context

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CRISPR: Weighing Unknown Outcomes

A few weeks ago, this position paper was published by The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Workgroup on Human Germline Genome EditingĀ on the subject of human germline editing. Germline editing, made (possibly) easy with CRISPR Cas9 technology, raises new ethical dilemmas about the way we interact with reproduction, disability, and genetic destinies. Some of… Continue reading CRISPR: Weighing Unknown Outcomes