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1. Strange bedfellows? Reflections on bioethics' role in disaster response planning.
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This essay considers the potential role of bioethics in disaster response planning and preparedness. Bioethicists can make substantial contributions, by ensuring that decision-making and distribution of resources during crises is carried out in a fair and just manner, as well as by examining the assumptions upon which disaster planning are based. Bioethicists should also be aware of potential pitfalls of overly-hasty engagement with this new field ... Read More »
» Published in Am J Bioeth. 2006 Sep-Oct;6(5):3-5.
2. Social sex selection and the balance of the sexes: empirical evidence from Germany, the UK, and the US.
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Preconception sex selection for nonmedical reasons is one of the most controversial issues in bioethics today. The most powerful objection to social sex selection is based on the assumption that it may severely distort the natural sex ratio and lead to a socially disruptive imbalance of the sexes. Based on representative social surveys conducted in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States, this paper argues that the fear of an impending sex ratio distortion is unfounded. Given the predominant preference for a "gender balanced family," a widely available service for social sex ... Read More »
» Published in J Assist Reprod Genet. 2006 Jul-Aug;23(7-8):311-8. Epub 2006 Sep 17.
3. The genetic conception of health: is it as radical as claimed?
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The so-called new genetics is widely predicted to radically transform medicine and public health and deliver considerable benefits in the future. This article argues that, although it is doubtful that many of the promised benefits of genetic research will be delivered, an increasingly pervasive genetic worldview and expectations about future genetic innovations are profoundly shaping conceptions of health and illness and priorities in healthcare. Further, it suggests that debates about the normative and justice implications of new genetic technologies thus far have been constrained by ... Read More »
» Published in Health (London). 2006 Oct;10(4):481-500.
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