by on July 18th, 2017

Children with anencephaly are still human beings deserving of our respect. To appreciate why this is so, it is helpful to consider a thought experiment from science fiction.

by on March 20th, 2014

The creation of three-parent embryos is not an innocuous medical treatment—it is a macabre form of eugenic human cloning.

by on March 6th, 2014

The ability to both produce all cell types and to organize them into a coherent body plan is the defining feature of a human organism. All stem cells lack essential elements supplied by the egg cell and cannot develop into a fetus.

by on December 12th, 2012

Science can and should help determine sound public policy on matters that involve basic human rights.