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Ask a Bioethicist: Reproductive Technology

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?

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The Takeaway

When End of Life Issues Meet Reproductive Ethics

Friday, July 23, 2010

The New England Journal of Medicine has printed the story of an ethical dilemma that doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital grappled with back in 2008. Is it ethical to keep a brain-dead patient on life support to harvest her eggs, in the hopes of allowing her husband to still father her child? 

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