bioethics http://wamc.org en The Best Of Our Knowledge #1222 http://wamc.org/post/best-our-knowledge-1222 <p>Fertility treatments have worked miracles for women and couples trying to have children. But those treatments have also open up other doors, including the ability to manipulate genes and quote: build a better baby.</p><p>Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, a discussion on the ethics of embryonic genetics.</p><p>We'll also hear from a mother who wants to someday hear her deaf son say "I love you". Then the story of the opening of an independent book store...with actual books. And we’ll spend an academic minute with your genes and your jeans.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Bob Barrett 84009 at http://wamc.org Sean Philpott: Punishing The Promoters http://wamc.org/post/sean-philpott-punishing-promoters <p>Earlier this week, the US Justice Department announced that pharmaceutical giant Johnson &amp; Johnson agreed to pay more than $2 billion in fines and penalties for illegally marketing the drug Risperdal to doctors and patients.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:39:00 +0000 Sean Philpott 77267 at http://wamc.org Sean Philpott: Stonewalling on Health Care http://wamc.org/post/sean-philpott-stonewalling-health-care <p></p><p>While being sworn in for a second term earlier this week, Barack Obama made history by being the first president to refer to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in an inaugural speech. In what that some pundits are calling ‘Lincoln’s third inaugural address,’ the President laid out a civil rights agenda that placed the fight over gay rights on equal footing as battles against racial, ethnic, religious and gender discrimination.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:35:00 +0000 Sean Philpott 56414 at http://wamc.org