De-extinction: When Species Are Brought Back from the Dead

Description:  While dinosaurs may not be reappearing in the near future, the implications of the 1993 film Jurassic Park, a movie where dinosaurs roamed modern day Earth, may not be that far-fetched; scientists are closer to creating living and breathing

Links For Further Investigation

The Hastings Center The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown The Rockefeller University Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues The Bioethics Project 12-13: The Medically Modified


Donor: What is the Value of the Human Body?

This 2013-2014 academic school year, the theme of the Bioethics Project was “Donor: What is the Value of the Human Body?” Throughout the course of a four-week summer internship and two academic trimesters, nine students from Kent Place School, in


Snowflake Adoption: A Case for Embryo Adoption through Donation

Description: In the United States alone, there are over 400,000 frozen embryos.  What does this mean? Frozen embryos are the product of a well-known Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) called in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Infertile couples, same sex couples, or individuals who want

Xenotransplantation: Is it Worth the Risk?

Description: Of the 120,899 people on the transplant list, last year 6,500 of those people succumbed to the known fact that there just are not enough organs for everyone who needs one. What if there was another way to get

Perspectives of Comfort: Donors in the Xenotransplantation Process

Description: Xenotransplantation, the donation of non-human transplants to human recipients, is just one procedure that can help alleviate the stark gap between the number of recipients on the national organ donation waitlist and donors, both living and deceased.  With it