El Salvador hosted a round table on the legal status of the human embryo, considering biological, philosophical, ethical and legal perspectives . This small country is among the few whose constitution recognizes a human embryo’s legal personhood.
Sep, 05 '16
In her new book, "The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing," Dr. Helen Watt addresses that question from a philosophical angle. Watt (Focus on the Embryo) expands on her work in this interview for STI.
Apr, 20 '16
La Vanguardia interviewed Brian D. Earp following his participation as an expert in STI's "Technology and the Good Society". At the meeting Earp discussed love drugs and why scientists should study their effects on romantic relationships.
Feb, 08 '16
STI is pleased to share with its community this paper by Professor Nicolas Gisin (Is Science Compatible with Our Desire for Freedom?), presented at the Conference "Time in Physics" at the ETH-Zurich (September 2015) and recently published online.
Dec, 21 '15
We discussed with STI Expert Prof. Luis Echarte some of the conclusions of his last paper, which analyzes freedom, the mind-brain problem and the differences between human beings and machines.
Dec, 14 '15
Physician assisted suicide has been the subject of an historic vote in the United Kingdom. Professor David Albert Jones, director of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre in Oxford describes the significance of the vote and their contribution to the debate.
Sep, 01 '15
"Science and Religion: Strangers, Rivals, or Partners in the Search for Truth?" was the topic of a University of Notre Dame seminar this summer lectured by Providence College STI expert Rev. Nicanor Austriaco.
Jun, 14 '15
Dr. Calum MacKellar, Director of Research of the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, signs this article on the ethical implications of gene editing of human embryos. Dr. MacKellar participated in STI's Experts Meeting "Focus on the embryo" (2009).
Feb, 10 '15
McGill University Professor Margaret Somerville (Construction of New Realities in Medicine) reflects on the controversy between patients’ right of access to abortion and doctors’ freedom of conscience.
Dec, 10 '14
In 1994, Josephine Quintavalle founded CORE (Comment on Reproductive Ethics), an international think tank that deals with the problems related to the practice of in vitro fertilization. She participated in STI Experts Meeting "Focus on the Embryo".
Oct, 28 '14
A molecular biologist and a moral theologian at Providence College, Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., participated in STI's Experts Meeting "Focus on the Embryo" and recently gave a presentation at the Anscombe Centre for Bioethics at Oxford University.
Sep, 12 '13
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