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Concerns about Medical Treatments for Children with Gender Dysphoria

A pediatrician, an endocrinologist, and a psychiatrist explain their concerns about the medical treatments being given to children with gender dysphoria.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | October 17, 2017

When Does Life Begin?

Scientists have discovered in a recent study that it isn’t the mother’s body directing embryonic activity; the embryo determines that itself.

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | January 25, 2017

Ethical Stem Cell Therapies Are the Successful Therapies

Christianity Today reports: [Scientists] have learned how to reprogram adult cells so that they can do many things an embryonic cell can do. No human embryos are destroyed in the process. Along the way, embryonic stem cells—just a decade ago hailed as the future of medicine—have largely been bypassed. Some researchers still use them, but for now, the future belongs to adult stem cells and iPS cells, which are adult cells genetically reprogrammed to express specific genes.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | December 10, 2013

"Gay" Gene?

The American Psychological Association recently revised their view of whether or not there is a "gay" gene and homosexuality is genetically determined.  Eleven years ago, their official statement was that there was such a genetic link.  Now, they've revised that statement reflecting the lack of research confirming such a gene.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | May 18, 2009

Morally Unserious in the Extreme

Charles Krauthammer brilliantly analyzes President Obama's speech and Executive Order Monday:

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | March 13, 2009

Scientists NOT Gone Mad

Scientists are right to seek knowledge of cellular functioning and cures for diseases. But many begin their inquiry with the wrong question: "Which solutions will work??. Starting here, they leave a whole host of immoral options open to themselves. We can multiply examples from history where groups used this approach when they sought to solve social problems by killing some of the society (most genocides of the 20th century will qualify).

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Melinda Penner | July 6, 2005

On Destructive Biotechnologies, We Agree with Feminists and Environmentalists

Another insight from today's Biotech Century Conference: Christians can use biotech issues to build common ground with some (perhaps) unlikely allies. For example, some feminists oppose human cloning because of its impact on a woman's health.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | June 14, 2005