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Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living Professional

Burlington, Vermont
Bioethics is my raison d'être; I'm a faculty member at the Alden March Bioethics Institute... Full Bio
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New Fatwa Calls on Men to Drink Women's Breast-Milk by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Ramond Ibrahim is associate of the Middle Eat Forum and the author of the article "New Fatwa Calls on Men to Drink Women's Breast-Milk". (Ibrhaim, June 2010). The ... Read on »
Women's Bioethics Project Closes by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Dear Friends, We launched the Women’s Bioethics Project six years ago. With your support, we developed innovative programs, policy recommendations and research on ethical ... Read on »
Forced Sterilisation in Namibia by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The BBC reported this week that three women in Namibia are suing the state for performing a sterilisation without consent. There appears to be some uncertainty about the d ... Read on »
The pain of the fetus by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics In France, the new studies demonstrate that the fetus can suffer. The question is to find the treatment to fight this pain. On June 5th in Paris, Palais du Luxembourg, the ... Read on »
Legal Voice Receives Bioethics Grant Award by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Over the last two years, the Women’s Bioethics Project has closely collaborated with Legal Voice on a number of bioethics-related projects including hosting a bioethics pa ... Read on »
GeneticsWatch C ... by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics GeneticsWatch Creating Life and Curing Blindness May 21, 2010 Tags: Venter , DNA , creating life , genome , American Societ ... Read on »
WBP Awards Grant to IJFAB by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The Women’s Bioethics Project (WBP) today announced it has awarded a $4,000 grant to the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics . The grant award rec ... Read on »
DTC genetic testing: Caveat Emptor by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I met Cynthia in a van from the airport, headed to the annual meeting of Family Tree DNA (familytreedna.com), where I was to speak about genetic testing. A beautiful ... Read on »
A Bioethical Perspective on Oklahoma’s New Abortion Law by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The percentage of college educated Americans who support legal abortion seems to have reached a new low among women under thirty and among the population as a whole,  ... Read on »
Myriads of Indecency: Ruling Against Patenting Cancer Genes Makes Scientific, Legal and Ethical... by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The decision of a US federal judge to rule against the patenting of the BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 genes this Monday came as a pleasant surprise after a period of several years w ... Read on »
Bioethics on TV: What is being portrayed? by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics (Image credit: ABC/Eric McCandless) It is likely no surprise to regular viewers of the television medical dramas “Grey’s Anatomy” and “House, M.D.” that bioethical ... Read on »
Patent protection for breast-cancer genes may be ending by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics As reported in the New York Times and elsewhere earlier this week, a federal district court judge has invalidated the patents held by test manufacturer Myriad Genetics on th ... Read on »
UNESCO Call for Papers - Latin Bioethics by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The journal Revista Redbioética/UNESCO is a biannual publication that aspires to constitute a space for debate in the field of Latin American and Caribbean bioethics, by the ... Read on »
A lesson learned the hard way (update) by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Nadya Suleman (a/k/a ‘Octomom’) shares the lessons she’s learned the hard way—with PETA helping her out, too. Nadya Suleman is the infamous single California woman ... Read on »
Women and Posthumanity: The future looks large and sexy by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The body has a lot of change to go through on the path to post-humanity. There is a lot of room for improvement and enhancement. Even with all of these cool improvements a ... Read on »
A Live Webcast of Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics In an era in which women are increasingly represented in medicine, law, and business, why do they continue to lag behind men in science, technology, engineering, and mat ... Read on »
Bioethicists Weigh In On the Healthcare Reform Vote (updated) by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics As the readers of this blog know, both myself and several of our bloggers have posted about universal health care coverage many , many times as an ethical and moral impera ... Read on »
Love’s Labour Lost: An act of desperation leads to a bad law by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics There is a saying in the law that “hard cases make bad law”.  This tragic story is one of those hard cases:  Last year in June, a 17 year old girl, seven months pregn ... Read on »
First report on WA Death with Dignity law by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The Washington Department of Health last week released its report on the first year's experience with the state's new Death with Dignity law. Of the 63 people dispensed leth ... Read on »