Arthur Caplan

Beware of Stem-cell Foes Putting Scientific Method Under Microscope

It is often said that science is racing far ahead of our ethics. But bending science to try and meet ethical concerns is not the way to catch up. That is exactly what happened recently when two articles appeared in the prestigious British scientific journal Nature, touting “alternative” approaches to finding sources of stem cells for embryonic

The End of the Stem-cell Debate

While the media apparently cannot bring themselves to say so, and some right-to-life and religious leaders might never be able to admit it, the frenzied debate in the United States over embryonic stem-cell research is over. On the same Election Day that handed President Bush four more years, scientific progress earned a broad and