June 2010

A Review of Splice

By Matthew Eppinette, CBC New Media Manager Splice is a science fiction / horror film about genetic experimentation gone wrong. Clive and Elsa (Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley) are scientists working to combine strands of DNA from multiple animals to create a new organism that will generate proteins aimed at curing animal diseases. Achieving success […]

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A Review of Splice

By Matthew Eppinette, CBC New Media Manager Splice is a science fiction / horror film about genetic experimentation gone wrong. Clive and Elsa (Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley) are scientists working to combine strands of DNA from multiple animals to create a new organism that will generate proteins aimed at curing animal diseases. Achieving success […]

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Psychiatrist to Open Assisted Suicide Clinic in Oregon

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Just great. In Oregon, an assisted suicide clinic is going to be established. From the story: Portland psychiatrist Dr. Stuart Weisberg plans to open a house in the Sellwood neighborhood where the terminally ill can kill themselves under Oregon’s Death with Dignity Law. Weisberg told […]

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Adult Stem Cells Restore Sight to People With Damaged Corneas

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC More good news on the adult stem cell front. The blind can see. From the story: Patients blinded in one or both eyes by chemical burns regained their vision after healthy stem cells were extracted from their eyes and reimplanted, according to a report by […]

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Jack Kevorkian Admits to Committing Second Murder on Larry King

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The murderer Jack Kevorkian was imprisoned for lethally injecting Thomas Youk, who had Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was prosecuted because, egotist that he is, he video taped himself doing it and brought it to euthanasia fan Mike Wallace for airing on 60 Minutes. That was […]

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Advance Medical Directives: Appointing Surrogate the Way to Go

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC A lot of hot air, cyber material, and ink go into bemoaning the supposed lack of respect patients receive in the medical system for their advance medical decisions. Usually, criticism involves the purported reluctance of doctors to honor a patients “right to die”–usually accompanied by […]

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Utilitarian Bioethicists Don’t See How Denying Human Exceptionalism Leads to Tyranical Tendencies

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC As a Martin Luther King liberal–for which I am now deemed conservative (which tells you what has happened to modern liberalism)–I am always astounded when bioethics radicals claim the mantle of equality and compassion in their work. Their beliefs promote just the opposite. Here’s an […]

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What Happened to (Our Only Hope) Embryonic Stem Cell Research?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC “The scientists” used to say that embryonic stem cell research provided the primary, perhaps “only” hope for treatments of degenerative conditions like Parkinson’s and spinal cord injury. This hype, willfully shoveled by Big Biotech and spread by its willing accomplices in the media, opened the […]

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Are You My Mother?

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC National Director In 2006 approximately 17,000 artificial reproductive in vitro cycles were performed in the United States using donated eggs, and that number is on the rise. The majority of these cycles were performed using anonymous egg donors, who by contract sign away their right to know if their eggs went […]

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Presumptuous Consent

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC National Director Since organ donation became the recommended treatment of choice for many patients with end-stage organ failure, the controversy over the number of available organs for transplant and the solutions to addressing the shortage of much needed organs for those on waiting lists has been an on-going discussion. Proposed solutions […]

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