Tag Archives: artificial

A machine-versus-doctors fixation masks important questions about artificial intelligence

Next time you go to the doctor, remember to bring your genome card.  What, you don’t have one? Of course you don’t. Wallet-sized cards containing a person’s genetic code don’t exist.  Yet they were envisioned in a 1996 Los Angeles Times article, which predicted that by 2020 the makeup of a person’s genome would drive… Read More »

Artificial Embryos Made from Stem Cells Raise Ethical Issues

Stem cells (so-called “master cells”) are unique and important in the body because they can do almost anything, and scientists have only begun to discover their potential. That’s why researchers’ use of them has created controversy, attracting the attention of scientists, policymakers, and bioethicists across the globe. Stem cells can transform into any of the… Read More »

Are artificial sweeteners bad for you? Fact and fiction explained by dietitian

From food and drink to toothpaste, vitamin pills and medicines, more products than ever have sweeteners added to make them palatable. Now, with Public Health England ­challenging makers of goods including cakes, chocolate and breakfast cereals to cut sugar content 20% by 2020, their use in our diets is set to soar. Yet many of… Read More »