March-April 2013 (volume 43, number 2)
With an article and commentary on the ethics of generating and disseminating sensitive research that, in the wrong hands, could harm society, and an article that analyzes the ways in which researchers may manipulate people into participating in research.
November-December 2012 (volume 42, number 6)
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September-October 2012 (volume 42, number 5)
With articles on the rhetoric of patient empowerment in personalized genomic medicine and maintaining trust in newborn screening programs through informed consent and seven essays examining the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in light of the Supreme Court's decision in National Federation of Independent Business v.
July-August 2012 (volume 42, number 4)
With articles on the ethical issues suggested by the looming adoption of whole genome sequencing for prenatal screening and the just application of the label "too sick to benefit" and essays on the ethics of vaginal birth after cesarean, making public policy decisions about child safety, moral reasoning around controversial topics like "after-birth abortion," and the judgment implicit in an offer of assisted suicide when the patient is disabled.
May-June 2012 (volume 42, number 3)
With articles on the AMA's policy on clinical use of placebos and the woman question in medicine and essays on our reluctance to name female genitalia, even in a medical context, and neuroscience and morality.
March-April 2012 (volume 42, number 2)
With essays about using public deliberation to affect public policy and articles on the U.S. Public Health Service's STD inoculation study of 1946-48 and Utopian themes in transhumanist thought.
November-December 2011 (volume 41, number 6)
Featuring pieces questioning some of the standard philosophical answers to issues in bioethics: an article on how those with anorexia nervosa understand and utilize the concept of authenticity, an article on how a study of children with leukemia shows that our rationality and morality consist of more than just formal reasoning, and an essay on the real-life experiences of bioethicists diagnosed with cancer.
September-October 2011 (volume 41, number 5)
With essays questioning the reliability of DNA forensics and the universality of medical ethics around the globe, and articles on when doctors may know best after all and dark humor in medicine.