BioTalk is a pro-life video series about all things bioethics, especially those issues related to human biotechnology — cloning, embryonic stem cell research, genetic engineering, transhumanism, etc…
BioTalk20: GMO Babies and the 2016 Election
The first GMO baby was born this year using the "3-parent IVF" method called “maternal spindle transfer”. If not for the Aderholt amendment to the 2015 omnibus spending bill, which prohibits the Food and Drug Administration from entertaining any submission that proposes “research in which a human embryo is intentionally created or modified to include heritable genetic modification”, that baby would have likely been manufactured in the United States. Let's keep human genetic experimentation out of our country!
BioTalk19: Genetic Testing - Consumer/Patient Be Aware
Whether you’re getting tested for legitimate health reasons or just to find out “who you are” and where you came from, you should be aware that once your DNA` leaves your body you have zero control over what happens to it.
BioTalk18: Self-Regulation Science Doesn't Work
Scientists love to give themselves "ethical guidelines" -- only to "reevaluate" and revise those guidelines when they are no longer convenient.
BioTalk17: Human Genetic Modification and U.S. Public Policy
Speaking with Dr. David Prentice about what, if anything, is being done to stem the tide of human genetic engineering in the United States -- and if there's *any* hope for tighter, more permanent restrictions in the future.
BioTalk16: Genetic Enhancements, A “Biological Arms Race” That No One Can Win
Last year the UK became the first in the world to offer controversial ‘three-parent’ fertility treatments. This year they approved the use of CRISPR to edit genomes of human embryos.
In the latest episode of BioTalk, we discuss how scientists and governments have re-engineered language to sell the public on embryo-re-engineering (http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/scientists-governments-re-engineer-language-to-sell-public-on-embryo-re-eng/).
We also look at the long-term implications of genetic enhancement. Specifically, how enhancement leads to coercion and the loss of human dignity (http://www.catholiclane.com/the-seductive-siren-song-of-genetic-enhancement/).
BioTalk15: Embryo Custody Wars -- People Not Property
Speaking with Jim Cole, General Counsel for Missouri Right to Life, about IVF "custody battles" and what's in the best interest of the embryonic children involved.