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  • Progress bias versus status quo bias in the ethics of emerging science and technology. [Journal Article]
    Bioethics 2019Hofmann B
  • How should we handle ethical issues related to emerging science and technology in a rational way? This is a crucial issue in our time. On the one hand, there is great optimism with respect to technology. On the other, there is pessimism. As both perspectives are based on scarce evidence, they may appear speculative and irrational. Against the pessimistic perspective to emerging technology, it has…
  • Genetic attribution and perceived impact of epilepsy in multiplex epilepsy families. [Journal Article]
    Epilepsia 2019Garofalo DC, Sorge ST, … Ottman R
  • CONCLUSIONS: These findings reflect an association between the psychosocial impact of epilepsy and the belief that epilepsy has a genetic cause, among people with epilepsy in families containing multiple affected individuals. This association could arise either because belief in a genetic cause leads to increased psychosocial impacts, or because a greater psychosocial impact of epilepsy leads some to believe their epilepsy is genetic.
  • Predicted economic damage from a quick, simple Alzheimer's disease cure. [Journal Article]
    Med Hypotheses 2019; 133:109398Norins LC
  • The estimated 5.8 million Alzheimer's disease patients in the U.S. require an enormous share of national healthcare expenditures. Other nations face similar economic burdens. There have been great efforts, thus far unsuccessful, to discover an effective therapeutic, with 1081 Alzheimer's disease drug trials completed as of May 2019. The pessimism thus engendered has forestalled contingency planni…
  • Understanding choice, pressure and markets in kidneys. [Journal Article]
    J Med Ethics 2019Semrau L
  • Here, I briefly respond to a recent paper by Julian Koplin, in which he criticises my earlier work in this journal. I show that Koplin has misunderstood the distinction I have made between pressure to vend and pressure with the option to vend. I also show that his pessimism about the market regulations I favour is unwarranted.
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