Dianne Irving

Dianne Irving, a biologist, biochemist, and bioethicist, received a doctorate in philosophy from Georgetown University in 1991. She speaks and writes frequently on medical and moral issues.

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The Bioethics Mess

“Bioethics”—the word sounds like old-fashioned medical ethics applied to new medical technology. It’s the application of traditional philosophical or theological principles to the moral dilemmas created by, say, cloning or experimenting with new AIDS drugs, right? Not really. Like the word “bioethics” itself, which dates only from the early 1970s, the philosophical underpinnings of bioethics … Read more

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