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• On February 3 the UK House of Commons voted to make Britain the first country in the world to offer controversial ‘three-parent’ fertility treatments. This week the House of Lords sealed the deal. On February 24, by a vote of 280 to 48 the House of Lords gave final approval for scientists in the […]


Posted at: February 27th, 2015 - 7:12 pm - Number of Comments » 0

An informative interview with Prof Stuart Newman, Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy at New York Medical College, on the ethical concerns regarding “three-parent IVF” Prof. Newman isn’t the only scientist to caution against three-parent IVF. Prior to this month’s vote in the House of Commons, Dr Paul Knoepfler, a stem cell researcher and associate […]


Posted at: February 23rd, 2015 - 8:42 am - Number of Comments » 0

I was on The Mike Allen Show early this morning to talk about the troubling cultural embrace of 3-parent IVF and euthanasia http://www.reflectionsofaparalytic.com/audio/Mike-Allen-show-02-18-2015.m4a (Can’t see the player? Direct link to the episode here.) I didn’t get a chance to mention it on the show, but I encourage you all to sign this petition to stop […]


Posted at: February 18th, 2015 - 2:07 pm - Number of Comments » 0

The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network has compiled their list for the “Winners and Losers” in bioethics for 2014. Winners include: Kathleen Sloan, board member for the National Organization for Women and a regular consultant for the CBC. Human biotechnology creates strange bedfellows. Although Sloan is a committed abortion rights advocate, she has also […]


Posted at: January 8th, 2015 - 5:08 am - Number of Comments » 0

At the National Right to Life Convention this summer I caught up with Dr. David Prentice, Senior Fellow for Life Sciences at Family Research Council, and chatted with him a bit about the current status of the great “stem cell debate”, how scientists are tinkering with human life these days and what, if any, positive […]


Posted at: November 13th, 2014 - 11:50 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Rebecca Taylor reviews the latest teen dystopian future trilogy to hit the big screen: I…want to thank Veronica Roth for tackling tough issues in biotechnology in a way young people love. I hope this trilogy gives them pause in a world that thinks science can solve any problem. I hope they see that being human […]


Posted at: July 24th, 2014 - 9:35 am - Number of Comments » 0

• Researchers have discovered that instead of simply being an extra copy of each of the genes on chromosome 21, trisomy 21 has an effect on the expression of genes on other chromosomes. Rebecca Taylor observes how this new discovery has implications for the future of human genetic engineering. • Judie Brown explains why personhood […]


Posted at: May 2nd, 2014 - 3:19 pm - Number of Comments » 0

My BioTalk partner-in-crime, Rebecca Taylor, has a new article at the National Catholic Register on the disconnect that many in our society seem to have when it comes to GMOs: So we live in a society where people are wary of eating meat or drinking milk from a cloned cow but support cloning human embryos […]


Posted at: March 12th, 2014 - 10:53 am - Number of Comments » 0

Last week I was on the radio in Lexington, KY talking to Mike Allen about “three-parent embryos” and genetic engineering. Click the play button below to listen. I come on about 15 minutes into the program — in the second segment. http://www.reflectionsofaparalytic.com/audio/Mike-Allen-2014-02-27.mp3 This is serious stuff, y’all! We are on a threshold. Will we move […]


Posted at: March 5th, 2014 - 8:10 am - Number of Comments » 0

As the FDA considers allowing genetically engineered children, I’m reminded of this meme I came across several months ago illustrating the split personality that many progressives have about genetically modified organisms. See: Genetic Modification: Bad for Cows and Corn, but Okay for Humans?


Posted at: February 27th, 2014 - 7:11 am - Number of Comments » 0