The Ethics Blog

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

Month: January 2016

Online course in research ethics, spring 2016

Anyone who manages research also needs to be able to reflect on research. Not only the researchers themselves, but also funding bodies, journal editors, members of research ethics committees, administrators, journalists, organizations, politicians, and others. How do you act if you suspect research misconduct, and what is it? What are the ethical and legal regulations […]

How are ethical policies justified?

Ethical policies for practices such as abortion and embryonic stem cell research should, of course, be well justified. But how does one justify that activities involving the destruction or killing of human embryos and fetuses should be allowed? How does one justify that they should be banned? Just because the issues are so sensitive and […]

Gene editing: a threat to the moral ecosystem?

A few years ago it was discovered that bacteria can protect themselves against viruses by cutting the viruses’ DNA at specific positions. The discovery is the basis for new, easier and more precise ways to make changes in the genome. Researchers have begun to talk about “cutting and pasting” in the genome; about “editing” the […]

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