Cloning Fido

Commercial dog cloning is finally here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7246380.stm. Here’s a background story from 2005: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4742453.stm.

Finally, here’s a related story: the U.S. recently authorized the use of cloned animals in food production: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7190305.stm.


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Leprosy Returns?

A story about a leprosy outbreak in Arkansas: http://www.kfsm.com/Global/story.asp?S=7841296. Here’s a follow-up: http://www.kfsm.com/Global/story.asp?S=7845322

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(Mis)Informed Consent

When patients don’t understand the informed consent forms that they sign, what does it mean for the philosophy behind informed consent? This Wall Street Journal story explores the issue: http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB120224055435844931-Kd_AIJddvdLapwheyVvcLlQlbLQ_20080306.html?mod=tff_main_tff_top

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Human Growth Hormone — A Good Thing?

A recent USA Today story summarizes the positive impact of HGH: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-02-05-human-growth-hormone_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip.

A possible paper topic in this area could be: “Should HGH use be permitted among professional athletes?”

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