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Cartoons communicate issues in bioethics research

January 24, 2018

The comics span topics from gene editing to clinical trials and statistical manipulations. Many are ultimately about how truthfully research is communicated — to patients, to the public, even to other scientists.

Law School bioethicist selected for innovative research chair

February 8, 2016

R. Alta Charo will use the opportunity to focus on her research and write a book offering unconventional takes on several areas of bioethics.

Bioethics forum plumbs creativity’s scientific side

April 19, 2013

The 12th annual International Bioethics Forum, "Creative Insight: Further Studies in Human Consciousness," will be held April 25 and 26 on the Promega Corporation campus.

Pioneering ethicist makes an enduring mark

May 7, 2008

If ever there was a gnarly ethical trail to blaze, it’s the one that wends through modern biomedical science.

Bioethics forum to be an evolutionary affair

April 11, 2008

The 2008 International Bioethics Forum, to be held April 17-18 at Promega Corporation's BioPharmaceutical Technology Center (BTC) in Fitchburg, will delve into the science and controversies of evolution in the 21st Century.

Bioethicist Fost debates use of steroids in sports

January 23, 2008

Norman Fost, professor in the departments of pediatrics and medical history and bioethics, and director of the Program in Bioethics, particpiated recently in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate as an advocate for the motion “Should We Accept Steroid Use in Sports?”

Reprogramming the debate: stem-cell finding alters ethical controversy

November 20, 2007

When University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers succeeded in reprogramming skin cells to behave like embryonic stem cells, they also began to redefine the political and ethical dynamics of the stem-cell debate, a leading bioethicist says.

Sixth annual bioethics forum to tackle medical applications of research

April 9, 2007

The interface among molecular biology, medical applications, law, religion and ethics will be the focus of the sixth annual international Bioethics Forum, hosted by Promega Corp.'s BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTCI) in Fitchburg.