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

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Bioethics and the Human Genome

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Program ID:
163476-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 8, 2001
Last Aired:
Oct 19, 2004

Airing Details

  • Apr 08, 2001 | 3:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 15, 2001 | 6:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 14, 2001 | 1:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 21, 2001 | 5:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 18, 2004 | 11:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 19, 2004 | 3:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 19, 2004 | 8:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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