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Idea/Ethics

There is a moral argument for keeping great apes in zoos

Richard Moore

Essay/Biology

The minds of other animals

Animal consciousness is taboo in many areas of biological science. What’s so hard about the inner lives of other species?

Antone Martinho

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Visiting your leg

From morbid anatomy museums to modern consent forms, medicine wants ever more control over your body – and its parts

Alice Dreger

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Idea/Ethics

Does late parenthood deprive children of grandparental love?

Hannah Maslen

Video/Bioethics

Can we prepare for the ethical issues surrounding future discoveries?

7 minutes

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Idea/Ethics

Should a human-pig chimera be treated as a person?

Julian Savulescu

Idea/Genetics

We made a minimal cell and began a synthetic-life revolution

Dan Gibson

Idea/Bioethics

Taking children to an aquarium is a lesson in cruelty

Skye C Cleary

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Video/Nature & Environment

‘Wildlife management is really a misnomer. It’s about managing people’

18 minutes

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Video/Bioethics

From identity politics to medicine, the DNA revolution demands a new bioethics

6 minutes

Idea/Nature & Environment

We are missing our chance to stop the sixth mass extinction

William H Funk

Essay/Bioethics

Made to order

Parents already put their children under intense pressure to compete in the world. Will gene editing make it worse?

Erik Parens

Video/Bioethics

The mini robots that may show how to ‘programme’ cells for improved performance

4 minutes

Video/Bioethics

Why finding creative ways to end our reliance on meat may be a moral imperative.

3 minutes

Essay/Bioethics

Dead enough

To honour donors, we should harvest organs that have the best chance of helping others – before, not after, death

Walter Glannon

Essay/Bioethics

Boys and girls alike

An un-consenting child, an unnecessary, invasive surgery: is there any moral difference between male and female circumcision?

Brian D Earp

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Essay/Bioethics

The sorrow of bees

Scientists torturing bees to save them have nightmares about the work. Must grief be part of experimental design?

Heather Swan

Essay/Bioethics

Boatload of swine

Rafting the Grand Canyon seemed the perfect wilderness escape until we found we’d brought a deadly virus with us

Jordan Fisher Smith

Essay/Bioethics

Sound off

Human industry is now noisy enough to drown out whale songs. What would happen in the ocean if we went quiet?

Peter Brannen

Essay/Bioethics

Earth is not a garden

Some of the world’s most powerful conservationists are giving up on wilderness. They are making a big mistake

Brandon Keim

Essay/Bioethics

Engineering the ocean

Once you know what plankton can do, you’ll understand why fertilising the ocean with iron is not such a crazy idea

David Biello

Essay/Bioethics

A doping manifesto

The rules on doping in sport are incoherent – should we change them to allow the right kind of performance enhancement?

Julian Savulescu

Video/Bioethics

Who’s watching who at the zoo?

11 minutes

Essay/Bioethics

Prometheus Inc

Biotechnology and other life sciences promise to transform our health, identity, even our brains. Should we be worried?

Hilary Rose & Steven Rose

Essay/Bioethics

Being a sandpiper

Animals have thoughts, feelings and personality. Why have we taken so long to catch up with animal consciousness?

Brandon Keim