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    Book Discussion on The Material Gene

    Kelly Happe talked about her book, The Material Gene: Gender, Race, and Heredity after the Human Genome Project, in which she discusses the cultural and social impacts of the study of…

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    Life Expectancy and Bioethical Issues

    David Masci of the Pew Research Center outlined a new report titled “Living to 120 and Beyond: Americans' Views on Aging, Medical Advances and Radical Life Extension.” The…

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    Book Discussion on The Violinist's Thumb

    Sam Kean talked about his book, The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code, in which he explores the importance of…

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    Eugenics in Early 20th Century America

    Professor Robert Rydell of Montana State University talked about the history of eugenics in early 20th century America. Eugenics is a science that advocates improving the hereditary…

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    Vermont's State Archives' Eugenics Movement Collection

    Vermont state archivist Tanya Marshall talked about the history of the eugenics movement in Vermont and a study conducted by a University of Vermont professor interested in eliminating…

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    After Words with Dick Teresi

    Mr. Teresi makes the controversial argument that the business of organ harvesting is blurring the line between life and death. He contends that organ harvesting puts pressure on…

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    Book Discussion on Embryo Politics

    Thomas Banchoff talked about his book, Embryo Politics: Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded at Georgetown…

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    Book Discussion on White Coat, Black Hat

    Carl Elliot talked about his book White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine. He was interviewed by the crew of the C-SPAN Digital Bus. The date and location are not…

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    Book Discussion on Pox: An American History

    Michael Willrich examined the smallpox epidemic in America in the early 1900s. The author detailed the government’s initiatives to deter the spread of the disease by requiring…

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    Book Discussion on If That Ever Happens to Me

    Lois Shepherd talked about her book, If That Ever Happens to Me: Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo (The University of North Carolina Press, 2009). She was interviewed on…

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    World Stem Cell Summit

    Thomas Okarma gave the keynote address at the 2010 World Stem Cell Summit. He spoke about his company’s research and future plans for treating those with spinal…

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    Stem Cell Research

    Witnesses testified at the first congressional hearing on stem cells research since Judge Royce Lamberth banned funding for embryonic stem cell research and the Appellate Court’s stay…

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    Ethics of Synthetic Biology, Part 2

    Government officials spoke about ethics and science of synthetic biology, which involves creating biological materials entirely from synthetic ones. They focused on federal oversight…

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    Ethics of Synthetic Biology, Part 1

    Scholars, scientists and government officials talked about ethical issues related to synthetic biology, which involves creating biological materials entirely from synthetic ones. Among…

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    Book Discussion on The Match

    The Pulitzer Prize winning Newsday reporter, Beth Whitehouse, talked about her book The Match: “Savior Siblings” and One Family’s Battle to Heal their Daughter (Beacon…

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    Book Discussion on A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy

    Mr. Smith calls animal rights activism a quasi religion that maintains equality between animals and people. He argues that human obligation to other humans is more important than…

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    Book Discussion on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    From the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia, Rebecca Skloot discussed her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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    Politics of Biotechnology

    Neil Munro, National Journal Science, Technology and Politics Reporter, talked about his recent article called “Progressive Bioethics.” He wrote that “progressives are…

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    Consumer Genetic Testing Issues

    The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine held a symposium to explore the health, policy, and ethical implications of direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Scientists spoke…

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    Genetic Testing and Research

    The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine held a symposium to explore the health, policy, and ethical implications of direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Scientists in panel…

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