Archives for Month: April 2015

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CRISPR–It’s not just for the refrigerator anymore!

April 27, 2015

 image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons   by Dr. Heather Kuruvilla For most of us, “crisper” means the drawer at the bottom of the refrigerator.  But if you Google CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, you will find that it is a powerful genomic editing technology.  CRISPR can be... View Article

Center Launches New Academic Journal

April 22, 2015

The Center for Bioethics is launching a new peer-reviewed academic journal, entitled Bioethics in Faith and Practice. We are excited about this new venture, which will help healthcare professionals and academics with a faith perspective to articulate their values in the pluralistic arena of medical practice. Why a new online... View Article

PGD: Eugenics Is Not Dead

April 13, 2015

by Dr. Heather Kuruvilla There is no genetically perfect person.  Every one of us carries mutations, both genetic and epigenetic, in our genomes.  In the future, we may be able to repair these defects.  Gene therapies have shown promise in treating some types of cancer, and may eventually be used... View Article

Battle Over Admitting Privileges Gets Ugly

April 1, 2015

The abortion industry has claimed for years that a right to legal abortion is necessary to protect women’s health. In fact, just the opposite is true. Abortion at any stage is an unnatural intervention into a natural process. While first-trimester abortion has a low risk overall for the procedure itself,... View Article