The Ethics Blog

A blog from the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Month: November 2014

Learning ethics online

As you read this, PhD students, researchers and professionals from Egypt, Singapore, Germany, Italy and Sweden are busy discussing publication ethics online. Next week the topic is situations where research results can be used to harm. They are trying a new kind of online research ethics training. The idea is to give them hands-on knowledge […]

The teacher as an example

Teachers want to affect their students. The intent, after all, is for students to acquire certain knowledge and skills. To achieve this, the teacher exhibits exemplars of what the students should know. The teacher talks in exemplary ways about the industrial revolution, about bioethical principles, or shows exemplars of what it means to “add 2” […]

Direct to consumer genetic tests: soon history?

More and more companies are selling genetic tests directly to consumers. You don’t need a prescription. Just go online and order a test and you’ll get a cotton swab with which you scrape the inside of your cheek. You then send the cotton swab to a laboratory and await the answer: What do your genes […]

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