Ask your medical ethics questions of Duke University bioethicist Nita Farahany. Each week in March, we'll tackle questions related to reproductive technology, privacy and genetics, and neuroscience.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Duke University bioethicist Nita Farahany, tackles some of the thorniest bioethical conundrums of our day all month on the Brian Lehrer Show. Today's topic: Reproductive technology. Should parents be able to choose the sex of their baby? Should there be age limitations on people who undergo in vitro fertilization?
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Each week in March, we'll talk about medical ethics with Duke University bioethicist Nita Farahany, who sits on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. She'll discuss some of the thorniest bioethical conundrums of our day.
Today's topic: Privacy and genetics. We want your suggestions of bioethical questions we should discuss. Ask your question below and we'll tackle as many as we can.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Continuing a weekly series where we tackle thorny bioethical issues, Nita Farahany, Professor of Law and Philosophy and Professor of Genome Sciences & Policy at Duke University, discusses today's topic: Blame it on the brain.
If something about your brain causes you to behave badly, is it really your fault? Should we judge a person less harshly if they're neurologically predisposed to lie, cheat, steal, or become addicted? What do you think? Comment here.