Posts Tagged 'ethics'

Growing Genetically Engineered Stingrays for Footwear Raises Ethical Concerns

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A company called Rayfish Footwear claims to bring consumers shoes made out of genetically engineered stingrays. The resulting shoes look very distinctive, but there has been some backlash against the ethics behind such products as well as the claims the company has made.

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Neuroscience Breakthroughs Could Be Harnessed by Military

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If the military embraces the latest developments in neuroscience, soldiers could have their minds directly plugged into weapons systems, undergo brain scans during recruitment and use neural stimulation to boost learning. These scenarios were described in a report by the Royal Society, which also highlights the legal and ethical concerns that such innovations will bring forth.

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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: The Ethics of Brain Boosting

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Prominent Oxford neuroscientists are teaming up with ethicists to consider the issues raised by brain stimulating techniques. They recently spoke on BBC’s Radio 4 morning program to have a discussion. The most promising stimulation, called transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) can be used to improve language, math, memory, problem solving, attention span, and even movement.

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Aliza Shvarts Redux

Turns out that it was all a fake. (This is what I’m talking about)

Anonymity Break

The ethics behind the breach of an anonymous evaluation of a professor at an American university.


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