Bioethics and the Human Genome
Panelists discussed medical and genetic ethics. The panelists represented differing schools of thought on the development of… read more
Panelists discussed medical and genetic ethics. The panelists represented differing schools of thought on the development of bioethics. Discussion ranged from the study of genetics in the last thirty years and the way in which genetic information will be distributed by the medical community in the future to include issues such as biological weapons, informed consent, experimental treatments, and euthanasia. After the discussion the panelists fielded questions from members of the audience.
Allen E. Buchanan wrote Deciding for Others: The Ethics of Surrogate Decision Making and co-edited From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice, both published by Cambridge University Press.
James F. Childress co-wrote Principles of Biomedical Ethics and wrote Who Should Decide?: Paternalism in Health Care, both published by Oxford University Press; Practical Reasoning in Bioethics, published by Indiana University Press; and Priorities in Biomedical Ethics, published by John Knox Press.
Jonathan D. Moreno wrote Deciding Together: Bioethics and Moral Consensus, published by Oxford University Press; the introduction to Arguing Euthanasia: The Controversy over Mercy Killing, Assisted Suicide, and the "Right to Die", published by Touchstone/Simon and Schuster; and Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans, published by W.H. Freeman.
Wesley J. Smith wrote Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America, published by Encounter Books.
Doris T. Zallen wrote Does It Run in the Family?: A Consumer’s Guide to DNA Testing for Genetic Disorders, published by Rutgers University Press and Science and Morality: New Directions in Bioethics, published by Lexington Books. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- John Blythe Producer Virginia Foundation for the Humanities->Radio
- Allen E. Buchanan Professor University of Arizona->Philosophy
- James Childress Professor University of Virginia->Religious Studies
- Eric Meslin Executive Director National Bioethics Advisory Commission
- Jonathan D. Moreno Director University of Virginia->Center for Biomedical Ethics
- Wesley J. Smith Attorney International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
- Doris Teichler Zallen Professor Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.->Science and Technology Studies
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