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    Gabriel Lázaro-Muñoz, John M. Conley, Arlene M. Davis, Marcia Van Riper, Rebecca L. Walker & Eric T. Juengst (2015). Looking for Trouble: Preventive Genomic Sequencing in the General Population and the Role of Patient Choice. American Journal of Bioethics 15 (7):3-14.
    Advances in genomics have led to calls for developing population-based preventive genomic sequencing programs with the goal of identifying genetic health risks in adults without known risk factors. One critical issue for minimizing the harms and maximizing the benefits of PGS is determining the kind and degree of control individuals should have over the generation, use, and handling of their genomic information. In this article we examine whether PGS programs should offer individuals the opportunity to selectively opt out of the (...)
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  2. Rebecca L. Walker & P. J. Ivanhoe (eds.) (2007). Working Virtue: Virtue Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems. Oxford University Press.
    In Working Virtue: Virtue Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems, leading figures in the fields of virtue ethics and ethics come together to present the first ...
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  3. Rebecca L. Walker (2012). With Cognitive Difference Can Have in Helping Us to Retain a Sense of Humility. The Authors in This Volume, for the Most Part, Pay Heed. Mind 121:484.
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  4. Rebecca L. Walker (2009). Respect for Rational Autonomy. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 19 (4):pp. 339-366.
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    Rebecca L. Walker (2006). Human and Animal Subjects of Research: The Moral Significance of Respect Versus Welfare. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 27 (4):305-331.
    Human beings with diminished decision-making capacities are usually thought to require greater protections from the potential harms of research than fully autonomous persons. Animal subjects of research receive lesser protections than any human beings regardless of decision-making capacity. Paradoxically, however, it is precisely animals’ lack of some characteristic human capacities that is commonly invoked to justify using them for human purposes. In other words, for humans lesser capacities correspond to greater protections but for animals the opposite is true. Without explicit (...)
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    Rebecca L. Walker (2016). Beyond Primates: Research Protections and Animal Moral Value. Hastings Center Report 46 (4):28-30.
    Should monkeys be used in painful and often deadly infectious disease research that may save many human lives? This is the challenging question that Anne Barnhill, Steven Joffe, and Franklin G. Miller take on in their carefully argued and compelling article “The Ethics of Infection Challenges in Primates.” The authors offer a nuanced and even-handed position that takes philosophical worries about nonhuman primate moral status seriously and still appreciates the very real value of such research for human welfare. Overall, they (...)
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    Rebecca L. Walker & Nancy M. P. King (2011). Biodefense Research and the U.S. Regulatory Structure Whither Nonhuman Primate Moral Standing? Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 21 (3):277-310.
    Biodefense and emerging infectious disease animal research aims to avoid or ameliorate human disease, suffering, and death arising, or potentially arising, from natural outbreaks or intentional deployment of some of the world’s most dreaded pathogens. Top priority research goals include finding vaccines to prevent, diagnostic tools to detect, and medicines for smallpox, plague, ebola, anthrax, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers, among many other pathogens (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases [NIAID] priority pathogens). To this end, increased funding for conducting (...)
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    Rebecca L. Walker (2008). Medical Ethics Needs a New View of Autonomy. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 33 (6):594-608.
    The notion of autonomy commonly employed in medical ethics literature and practices is inadequate on three fronts: it fails to properly identify nonautonomous actions and choices, it gives a false account of which features of actions and choices makes them autonomous or nonautonomous, and it provides no grounds for the moral requirement to respect autonomy. In this paper I offer a more adequate framework for how to think about autonomy, but this framework does not lend itself to the kinds of (...)
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  9. Rebecca L. Walker & Philip J. Ivanhoe (2007). Introduction. In Rebecca L. Walker & P. J. Ivanhoe (eds.), Working Virtue: Virtue Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems. Oxford University Press
     
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    Rebecca L. Walker & Clair Morrissey (2014). Bioethics Methods in the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project Literature. Bioethics 28 (9):481-490.
    While bioethics as a field has concerned itself with methodological issues since the early years, there has been no systematic examination of how ethics is incorporated into research on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project. Yet ELSI research may bear a particular burden of investigating and substantiating its methods given public funding, an explicitly cross-disciplinary approach, and the perceived significance of adequate responsiveness to advances in genomics. We undertook a qualitative content analysis of a sample (...)
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    Rebecca L. Walker, Eric T. Juengst, Warren Whipple & Arlene M. Davis (2014). Genomic Research with the Newly Dead: A Crossroads for Ethics and Policy. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 42 (2):220-231.
    Recent advances in next generation sequencing along with high hopes for genomic medicine have inspired interest in genomic research with the newly dead. However, applicable law does not adequately determine ethical or policy responses to such research. In this paper we propose that such research stands at a crossroads between other more established biomedical clinical and research practices. In addressing the ethical and policy issues raised by a particular research project within our institution comparatively with these other practices, we illustrate (...)
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  12. Gabriel Lázaro-Muñoz, John M. Conley, Arlene M. Davis, Marcia Van Riper, Rebecca L. Walker & Eric T. Juengst (2015). Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “Looking for Trouble: Preventive Genomic Sequencing in the General Population and the Role of Patient Choice”. American Journal of Bioethics 15 (12):6-9.
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  13. Rebecca L. Walker, Eric T. Juengst, Warren Whipple & Arlene M. Davis (2014). Genomic Research with the Newly Dead: A Crossroads for Ethics and Policy. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 42 (2):220-231.
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  14. Rebecca L. Walker (2013). The Ethics of Species: An Introduction. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 27 (2):225-228.
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  15. Rebecca L. Walker (2007). The Good Life for Non-Human Animas: What Virtue Requires of Humans. In Rebecca L. Walker & P. J. Ivanhoe (eds.), Working Virtue: Virtue Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems. Oxford University Press
     
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  16. Rebecca L. Walker & Philip J. Ivanhoe (eds.) (2007). Working Virtue: Virtue Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems. OUP Oxford.
    Working Virtue is the first substantial collective study of virtue theory and contemporary moral problems. Leading figures in ethical theory and applied ethics discuss topics in bioethics, professional ethics, ethics of the family, law, interpersonal ethics, and the emotions.
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