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The global news agency Agence France-Presse recently reported that Hiroshima University researchers have created transparent frogs. What for? Not as a novelty, apparently, nor even to demonstrate the effectiveness of some procedure. The purpose of the feat was overtly ethical: to obviate the need for dissections. If you can see what’s going on inside an… Read more
BIOETHICS FORUM ESSAY
News Flash: Rodents Have Socratic Wisdom It turns out that rats have higher cognitive powers. In particular, they can think about their own thinking. This was recently reported by neuroscientists Jonathon Crystal and Allison Foote of the University of Georgia in the March 20 issue of the journal Current Biology. Should this excite us? I… Read more
Differing views about nature have a way of turning into pitched, winner-take-all battles in which each side wonders about the sanity of the other. The Food and Drug Administration’s proposed policy to allow the sale of food produced from cloned livestock is a recent case in point. Last fall, when the FDA first hinted at its… Read more