This week Encounter checks out the state of medical ethics in India and the resources Hinduism has to offer for thinking through some of Indiaâs contemporary medical ethics issues. From the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics to a remote rural hospital run by followers of Swami Vivekananda, a picture emerges of many challenges, some of which have an Australian connection.
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India Insight: Medicine, Profit and Dharma - Encounter - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
In her new book, Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts, science journalist Emily Anthes talks about how the landscape of bioengineering has expanded since Dolly the Sheep was cloned in 1996. Scientists, she says, are now working to create pigs that can grow organs for human transplant, goats that produce valuable protein-rich milk, and cockroaches that could potentially serve as tiny scouts into danger zones for the military.
Is it ethical to select advantageous genes and select against disadvantageous genes when having babies? Julian Savulescu, Director of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics in Oxford, discusses this question with Nigel Warburton. This bonus episode was originally made for Bioethics Bites in association with the Uehiro Centre and made possible by a grant from the Wellcome Trust.