News

2018

February

The 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" has ushered in a new creation — but it’s something entirely different than the familiar eponymous creature.

2017

December

Professor Douglas Kelley Wins Prestigious Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship or Distinguished Service in Family Communication from the National Communication Association

Education funding in Arizona is one of the most complex, controversial and political issues facing the state.

September

 The Ethics@Twilight lecture series returned this past Thursday with a guided discussion on “Engineering the Brain: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” led by with S

August

Scientists have for the first time edited genes in human embryos to fix a disease-causing mutation, according to a paper published (ironically) in the journal Nature.

June

Lincoln Center Faculty Fellows come from almost every discipline at ASU and execute a diverse range of ethics-related projects.

Despite being only undergraduates, Patrick Sarette and Stephen Lane are spending the summer conducting cutting-edge research in the biomedical sciences to combat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

2016

November

A cheap and radical tool that enables geneticists and researchers to edit genomes easily by removing, adding or altering sections of the DNA sequence is causing a stir among scientists.

July

Adriana Sanford, an alumna of Arizona State University and now a professor there, has been elected to the board of directors of Amnesty International USA.

June

Two hundred years ago, in the early morning hours of June 16, Mary Shelley found herself possessed by a waking dream in which she “saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the

Imagine eradicating a disease-transmitting mosquito or removing an invasive plant species with a precise, relatively easy-to-apply technology.

The potential of a gene drive to do good is great. For example, it could be used to eliminate infectious diseases such as malaria or the Zika virus.

April

Recent advances in biotechnologies, such as the completion of the human genome project and genetic editing, have not only raised ethical questions about their use and effects on humans, but also un

March

Arizona State University recently launched Ethics @ ASU to highlight ethics as a cross-cutting initiative throughout the curriculum and across the university.