Discover more from Brave New Us: Catholic Bioethics
The New Eugenics
Plus Elon Musk's brain control device, the "sperminator," and life-saving stem cell transplants
Season 1, Episode 4 Now on YouTube!
Is it possible to talk about healing a genetic disability without in some way discounting the value of the people who live with these disorders?
What will the world be like for people with disabilities as these populations continue to shrink?
Is eliminating disability even a worthwhile goal?
Find out as I chat with Mary Szoch, Director of the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council.
What’s new in bioethics?
Fans of Star Trek will be excited to see that Elon Musk is bringing the Borg one step closer to reality as the FDA approves Neuralink for human trials.
An in-utero stem cell transplant from mom to fetus has the potential to offer healing for a “lethal” life-limiting condition, meaning that abortion isn’t the only “treatment” doctors can offer.
This self-proclaimed “sperminator” offers his services as a sperm donor “the old fashioned way,” bypassing Big Fertility to pedal — and insert — his own product.
This week, I’m following up the “Serial Killer” podcast experience with watching the film “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.”
Embryo: A Defense of Human Life by Robert George
In Case You Missed It:
Researchers Create “Synthetic” Embryos
Scientists recently created the first “synthetic” embryo to develop a brain and beating heart. Of course, as their creation, they get to name it, and they have settled on calling this living organism comprised of human DNA “synthetic.”
But if it walks like a duck…
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