Tag Archives: Volume 37 Issue 2

Your Death: The Royal Flush of Wall Street’s Gamble

The simplistic daily transactions of individual citizens to the complex management of corporate structure. Within this spectrum of securitized products lies an array of venture opportunities and strategies that are available to both novice and sophisticated investors alike. The subject … Continue reading

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Turning Away From Islam in Iraq: A Conjecture as to How the New Iraq Will Treat Muslim Apostates

Can freedom of religion be reconciled with death for apostasy? The 2006 Constitution of Iraq binds the new Iraqi state to upholding both the freedom of religion and the principles of Islam, which includes capital punishment for leaving Islam according … Continue reading

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Embryonic Stem Cells, Intellectual Property, and Patents: Ethical Concerns

The ethical issues surrounding the research involving embryonic stem cells can be traced back to the principles of Kant, Mill, Rawls, and other philosophers. As with all ethical principles, they tend to be absolute and vague. Thus, when society faces … Continue reading

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Using Excess IVF Blastocysts for Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Developing Ethical Doctrine, Secular and Religious

Ethics can be an uncomfortable field when faced with astounding breakthroughs in scientific research that could change the face of medicine. The sequencing of the human genome in the Human Genome Project that started in 1990 was effectively completed at … Continue reading

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United States Regulation of Stem Cell Research: Recasting Government’s Role and Questions to Be Resolved

Humans, like many other animals with central nervous systems, run under the control of biological clocks distributed among the various organs of their bodies and synchronized by a master clock located in their brains. Like an organism in which these … Continue reading

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Attitudes About Human Embroys, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, and Related Matters

Human embryonic stem cells (“hESCs”) were first isolated in 1998. A year earlier, Dr. Ian Wilmut had cloned an adult sheep to create Dolly. These developments are not unrelated. Each engendered widespread debate about the practical and moral implications of … Continue reading

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