WEB LOGS: Bioethics Banter

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Science  16 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5755, pp. 1747
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5755.1747c

With an egg-donation scandal at a top cloning lab, continued skirmishing over stem cells in the United States, and last month's first-ever face transplant, 2005 has given bioethicists plenty to contemplate. To follow the latest twists in these and other science stories with social impact, dive into the Web log launched in September 2004 by the editors of the American Journal of Bioethics. Although the journal's Web site offers some news, the blog format allows broader coverage and better explanations of issues, according to the three editors, who write most of the material. Its opinionated posts have highlighted developments such as classical musicians' use of beta blockers to quell stage fright and the current controversy over how South Korean stem cell pioneer Woo Suk Hwang's lab obtained human eggs (Science, 2 December, p. 1402). You'll also find newspaper commentaries co-written by a site editor.


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