Just prenatal testing? The science, ethics, and policy of testing for Down syndrome -Rob Cole

This is the last in our new year series showcasing some of the work that has recently been undertaken by students of the Bioethics Centre.  I’m sure there will be more abstracts to come as other students complete their studies, but this will probably be the last one for a little while.   Just prenatal […]

Science or entertainment? Debunking Dr. Oz

A fellow postgrad, Taryn Knox (check out her thoughts in the comments below), just sent me the link to Dr. Oz’s Miraculous Medical Advice: Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. This article critically analyses day-time TV host Dr. Oz’s so-called ‘medical advice’. It is an extremely interesting look into the type of methods […]

Hypothetical STD Registry – A thought experiment by a bioethics student

This is an excerpt of a bioethics student’s paper submitted as a coursework assignment. They were kind enough allow it to be published on this blog. Hopefully it will generate some constructive feedback.   Imagine a situation whereby a law was passed that required all STD’s to be registered and put on an open source […]