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    Synthetic Biology

    Shaping San Francisco hosted a forum on human genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Scientists working on glowing plants, hornless cows, and 3-D bio-printers talked about the ethics of…

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    Bioethics of Fetal Tissue Research

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives held a hearing on the bioethical issues surrounding fetal tissue transplant research. The investigative…

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    Planned Parenthood Medical Procedures

    Witnesses testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood medical procedures. Planned Parenthood had come under fire following the release of videos alleging it sold…

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    House Debate on Bill for Abortion and Fetal Tissue Panel

    This is the first hour of debate before the vote that approved establishing a Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding the medical procedures and…

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    Human Cloning

    Adam Keiper talked about the Summer 2015 issue New Atlantis Magazine, which explores technology and society, and the recent issue focusing on human cloning. This program was part of a “Washington…

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    Peter Sullivan on Planned Parenthood Funding

    Peter Sullivan was interviewed by phone about the Senate vote on a bill to revoke federal funding for Planned Parenthood following an advocacy group’s release of videos alleging Planned…

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    Congressional Response to Planned Parenthood Videos

    Sarah Ferris talked about congressional responses to two videos released by an anti-abortion group allegedly featuring Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue for medical…

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    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 report considers radical life…

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    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 DNA. He…

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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 qualities of a race…

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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 “defective” traits in…

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    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 mandatory vaccinations…

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    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 University in…

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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 medical…

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    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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    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…

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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 of…

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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 injuries. The Geron Corporation…

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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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