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Donna Dickenson

Donna Dickenson

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Donna Dickenson, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of London, is the author of Me Medicine vs. We Medicine.

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  1. Heritable Human Genome Editing Is Not Inevitable
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    Heritable Human Genome Editing Is Not Inevitable

    Mar 17, 2020 Donna Dickenson, et al. reframe the debate over the adoption of a technology that would affect all future generations.

  2. Britain’s Dangerous Lapse in Medical Ethics
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    Britain’s Dangerous Lapse in Medical Ethics

    Jul 31, 2018 Donna Dickenson says a UK report endorsing a controversial form of genetic alteration sets a risky precedent.

  3. The End of Cross-Border Surrogacy?
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    The End of Cross-Border Surrogacy?

    Feb 25, 2016 Donna Dickenson lauds measures restricting rich Westerners from using women in poor countries to bear their babies.

  4. The Ethics of Ebola
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    The Ethics of Ebola

    Sep 3, 2014 Donna Dickenson asks whether – and to whom – unapproved drugs and vaccines should be administered.

  5. Genetics for the People?
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    Genetics for the People?

    Feb 5, 2014 Donna Dickenson asks whether personal genetic testing has a future.

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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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