A moral philosopher and bioethicist offers parents some tips for weighing family masking decisions.
In most countries, scientific research that uses human embryos has to halt after the 14th day. New guidelines recommend the public's input in extending the time period.
Offering incentives to encourage good health behavior isn't new, but it does raise concerns. A behavioral scientist explains how rewarding those taking a shot need not keep ethicists up at night.
Providing foreign aid is not always straightforward. But here are some practical ways Australia might be able to help India.
It's easy to call Australian Olympians who receive their COVID shot early 'queue jumpers'. But the argument for them having early access to the vaccine is more nuanced. Here's why.
'Chimera' creatures with human organs could be medically useful – but can we really treat them like other animals?
Am I really eligible? Isn't there someone more worthy of getting immunized before me? A bioethicist explains that such feelings of guilt are understandable. In fact, they are good for society.
Pausing COVID-19 vaccine rollouts can backfire. There are better ways to manage safety issues while they're being investigated.
It is possible to be an ethical vegan, who supports a better world for animals, and have the COVID-19 vaccine.
Singapore has approved 'chicken bites' containing meat grown in vitro. But not all animal advocates are happy about this.
There are many scientific and ethical challenges ahead. But these types of trials have helped in the development of vaccines against a few diseases. Could they do the same for COVID-19?
Lockdown is a drastic solution to limit the impact of COVID-19 and has many costs, as this long read explains.
Challenge trials – purposefully exposing volunteers to the coronavirus – could speed up the development of a vaccine. But there are serious ethical concerns with this approach.
The high cost of pharmaceuticals often means only the richest patients get lifesaving medicines. As coronavirus drugs emerge, it will require hard, creative work to ensure they're available to all.
A bioethicist argues that the problem of health disparities existed long before COVID-19 struck with a vengeance in marginalized communities.
Preventing people from dying alone in a pandemic takes ingenuity and money, but it’s the right thing to do.
One of the methods researchers are exploring to combat COVID-19 is gene editing: altering the genome of the virus to make it harmless.
To refuse inclusion would prevent Africa’s researchers from being significant players in the universal fight against the virus.
Rather than basing decisions about ICU access on age, clinicians need to consider the potential benefits and burdens of treatments proposed for every patient.
We urgently need a vaccine for COVID-19 but exposing humans to a vaccine candidate that hasn't undergone the usual safety assessments is risky.