Tag Archives: Ethics

The Future of Bioenhanced Super Soldiers

The field of biological enhancements for the warfighter encompasses everything from dietary supplements and neural stimulation to bionic limbs and brain augmentation, and it raises a horde of new questions about ethics in the military and society.

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Scientists Fight Plan to Release Gene-Hacked Mosquitoes in TX, FL

Scientists Fight Plan to Release Gene-Hacked Mosquitoes in TX, FL

Over the next two years, the biotech company Oxitec plans to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida and Texas in an attempt to stop the spread of diseases like dengue and Zika. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has already approved the plan — but a group of biologists, ecologists, bioethicists, and sustainability researchers writes in an article

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