Ethics & Societal Responsibility

The smoke of an atomic bomb
Figure 17.1 A dense column of smoke rises more than 60,000 feet into the air over the Japanese port of Nagasaki, the result of an atomic bomb, the second ever used in warfare, dropped on the industrial center on August 8, 1945, from a U.S. B-29 Superfortress. Image credit: “atomic-bomb” by vaXzine is marked with CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


Chapter Outline

17.1. Definition of Ethics & Societal Responsibility>

17.2. History of Ethics in STEM Science>

17.3. Atomic Fission Albert Einstein & Atomic Bomb>

17.4. Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment>

17.5. Helsinki Protocol for Human Research>

17.6. Henrietta Lacks & HeLa cells>

17.7. Gene Therapy and Death in 2000 >

17.8. Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease 2018>

17.9. Ethics of Medical Disease Diagnostics>

17.10. Ethics of Genetic Testing>

17.11. Ethics of Gene Therapy>

17.12. Ethics of DNA testing in Forensic Science & Criminal Justice>

17.13. Importance of Ethics in Personal Experiences of Healthcare>



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