When Does Genetic Engineering Go Too Far?

Advancements in genetic science are often clouded in ethical controversy. Often, scientists are accused of “playing God.” Experts discuss a new platform where scientists and public can debate it, and from which education can be disseminated.

Xenotransplantation—Organ From Other Species

After attempts to use non-human primates as a source of scarce organs for transplant, doctors have turned to pigs for a variety of reasons. They’re now making great progress against the largest hurdle—rejection. One of the world’s foremost xenotransplantation experts discusses how the process might work and what the future might look like for millions of potential organ and tissue recipients.

18-32 Segment 1: Addiction, Relapse and Criminalization

After criminal convictions, many people with substance use disorder are placed on probation with the condition they remain completely drug free. They are often jailed when they relapse, setting back recovery and removing them from treatment that helps keep them clean. Is that fair, when relapse is a common symptom of their disease (and many others)?

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18-14 Segment 2: The Vaccine Race and Ethics

An expert discusses the controversial history of vaccines, and the balance of need and ethics in science and medicine.

Coming Up On Radio Health Journal Show 18-14

A look at what is coming up on Radio Health Journal show 18-14.

16-50 Segment 2: God and Genome

Experts discuss a new platform where scientists and public can debate genetic science, and from which education can be disseminated.

15-31 Segment 2: Preserving Life Versus Prolonging Death

  Synopsis: It's a fine line between preserving life and prolonging death. An award winning science writer discusses her experience observing how medical professionals and patients differ in their acceptance of impending death, and what families need to know to navigate the end of life toward a "good death." Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Katy Butler, … Continue reading 15-31 Segment 2: Preserving Life Versus Prolonging Death