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Bioethics news and analysis from The Nation
June 20, 2017
The Government Created This Zika Vaccine. Why Should Big Pharma Reap the Profits?
Lawmakers are concerned that giving a drug company a monopoly on the promising vaccine could make it unaffordable.
October 11, 2016
The Latest Anti-Abortion Trend? Mandatory Funerals for Fetuses
Now that the Supreme Court has thrown out TRAP laws, opponents have a new tactic.
August 12, 2016
80 Percent of Patents Belong Solely to Men
Female inventors are claiming only a tiny sliver of patents, reflecting a gender bias in technological and scientific invention.
July 25, 2016
The Problem With the International Olympic Committee’s Decision on Russia
The problem isn't Russian doping. It's the absence of any moral authority in the IOC.
June 7, 2016
Governor Cuomo, Put Me on Your BDS Blacklist
One day, when the system of imposed inequality ends in Israel-Palestine, our resistance to it will be looked back on as a badge of honor.
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April 28, 2016
Prisons Are Using Military-Grade Tear Gas to Punish People
A burgeoning arms industry brings the war home.
March 21, 2016
As Abortion Restrictions Ramp Up, More Women Weigh Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands
Finding ways to support those who choose to self-induce abortion does not mean abandoning the fight to preserve access in clinics and hospitals.
February 22, 2016
How Planned Parenthood Foes Are Thwarting Research Into Alzheimer’s, Ebola, and More
New legislation threatens fetal-tissue research that could save lives.
September 9, 2015
Republicans Hold a Planned Parenthood ‘Show Trial’ Based on Videos They Haven’t Seen
“Joseph McCarthy would be proud of this committee today,’’ said one Democrat.
July 16, 2015
Can We Cure Genetic Diseases Without Slipping Into Eugenics?
Gene editing could correct genetic mutations for serious illnesses. Will it also create a new eugenics of personal choice?