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the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences

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But another bioethicist, Thomas Murray, condemned the performance-enhancing arms race in his interview with Nature: "I could probably do a four-mile climb much better with EPO," he says, "but I could also do it much better if I put a motor on my bike.
We need to bring diverse groups together including physicians, bioethicists, clergy and ordinary citizens for an open dialogue.
In 2001, when Congress reauthorized the statutory incentives for pediatric clinical trials, it mandated that the FDA establish the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics and include a bioethicist on staff.
The work is unparalleled: 52 essays by Spain's most prominent moralists, bioethicists, and interested physicians.
But we still don't know how or if genes work in different ways at different points in our lives--or how much our environment impacts us," says Greg Kaebnick, a bioethicist (biologist concerned with ethics) at the Hastings Center in Garrison, N.
The statement that consent has been obtained has little meaning unless the subject or his guardian is capable of understanding what is to be undertaken and unless all hazards are made clear," wrote bioethicist and former Harvard Medical School professor Henry Beecher in an essay, Ethics and Clinical Research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1966.
ARTHUR CAPLAN, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania, is against legalizing the sale of kidneys because "the only people who would sell are the poor people," an argument frequently made by opponents of opening up organ markets.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA BIOETHICIST ARTHUR CAPLAN IN A COMMENTARY POSTED ONLINE NOVEMBER 19 ON MSNBC'S WEBSITE ON THE DEBATE OVER WHEN WOMEN SHOULD BEGIN REGULAR MAMMOGRAM TESTING
Today, Peter Singer is the world's most famous bioethicist because he promotes infanticide and that equal consideration be given to animals in determining utilitarian outcomes.
Bioethicist Arthur Caplan, who chaired a panel that advised the UN on the science ethics of cloning, welcomed the decision to postpone the decision because he does not "think most people in the debate really understand what's at issue," If a global ban on all forms of cloning were passed, "plenty of countries will just ignore it," he added.
Kass invited bioethicist Daniel Callahan to argue the matter with him before the president but, unbeknownst to Kass, Callahan had since grown opposed to stem cell research altogether.
Bioethicist Richard Sharp, of the Baylor College of Medicine, introduces the mini-monograph with an overview of the myriad ethical and social issues that arise in environmental health science, from the choice of which toxicants to study, to the interpretation of data, to the communication of results to the public.