Anything Goes

Comes now the International Society for Stem Cell Research with its “Guidelines for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research.” Par for the course, it is almost anything goes that can be done today—including creating new embryos through IVF fertilization for use in ESCR, . . . . Continue Reading »

The Wonder of Ethical Biotechnology

I keep saying it and saying it: Most biotechnology is ethical and exciting. And here is a great example: A former U.S. Marine whose arm was amputated, had implants placed in her brain that help her manipulate a prosthetic arm. But there’s more: “Now doctors have re-routed the ends of arm . . . . Continue Reading »

"Choice" Gone Mad: Amputee Wannabes

We are witnessing the beginning of the public normalization of the profound mental illness known as Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID)—also known as “amputee wannabe” because its sufferers become obsessed with losing one or more limbs. This column published in The Guardian is . . . . Continue Reading »

David Prentice Rebuts Hit Piece in SCIENCE

Science did a very nasty and, in my view, politically motivated thing before the election: It printed a hit piece by William Neaves and others against David Prentice, essentially accusing him of lying to the public, without giving him a chance to respond. Finally, half a year later, they deigned to . . . . Continue Reading »

Pennyslvania Promotes Advance Directives

PA has a big push ongoing to promote advance health directives and, as part of that effort, has passed a law that creates a commission to determine who decides such matters for residents without their own directive. (I will keep a close eye on that.) Toward educating the public, the Pennsylvania . . . . Continue Reading »