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    CRISPR Critters and CRISPR Cracks.R. Alta Charo & Henry T. Greely - 2015 - American Journal of Bioethics 15 (12):11-17.
    This essay focuses on possible nonhuman applications of CRISPR/Cas9 that are likely to be widely overlooked because they are unexpected and, in some cases, perhaps even “frivolous.” We look at five uses for “CRISPR Critters”: wild de-extinction, domestic de-extinction, personal whim, art, and novel forms of disease prevention. We then discuss the current regulatory framework and its possible limitations in those contexts. We end with questions about some deeper issues raised by the increased human control over life on earth offered (...)
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    Passing on the Right conservative Bioethics is Closer Than It Appears.R. Alta Charo - 2004 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 32 (2):307-314.
    In August 2001,just after President Bush announced his stem cell funding policy and the creation of a new Presidents Council on Bioethics PCB), the new chair of the PCB, Leon Kass, set out his philosophy for constructing public bioethics bodies: There are several ways of running commissions, he said. One is to stack it with your people, make them homogenous, and force a consensus. Another is to make them heterogeneous, so that you can only come to the lowest common denominator. (...)
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    Realbioethik.R. Alta Charo - 2005 - Hastings Center Report 35 (4):13-14.
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    Passing on the Right: Conservative Bioethics is Closer Than it Appears.R. Alta Charo - 2004 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 32 (2):307-314.
    In August 2001,just after President Bush announced his stem cell funding policy and the creation of a new Presidents Council on Bioethics PCB), the new chair of the PCB, Leon Kass, set out his philosophy for constructing public bioethics bodies: There are several ways of running commissions, he said. One is to stack it with your people, make them homogenous, and force a consensus. Another is to make them heterogeneous, so that you can only come to the lowest common denominator. (...)
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  5. The endarkenment.R. Alta Charo - 2007 - In Lisa A. Eckenwiler & Felicia Cohn (eds.), The Ethics of Bioethics: Mapping the Moral Landscape. Johns Hopkins University Press.
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    David U. Himmelstein practices medi.Daniel Callahan, R. Alta Charo, Guang-Shing Cheng, Frank A. Chervenak, Robert P. George, Susan Dorr Goold, Lawrence O. Gostin, Markus Grompe, William B. Hurlbut & Insoo Hyun - forthcoming - Hastings Center Report.
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    Commentary: Principles and pragmatism.R. Alta Charo - 1996 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 6 (3):319-322.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Principles and PragmatismR. Alta Charo (bio)Openly, privately, or implicitly, every public ethics committee struggles with its mandate. Is its job to identify a moral ideal?; a morally acceptable minimum that, realistically, could be adopted as policy?; or an optimal political compromise that can arguably meet ethical analysis? The answer appears to be different for each committee, depending upon its subject matter, its sponsoring political body, and the details of (...)
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    Fear and the First Amendment.R. Alta Charo - 2006 - Hastings Center Report 36 (5):12-13.
    And who can doubt that it will lead to the worst disorders when minds created free by God are compelled to submit slavishly to an outside will? When we are told to deny our senses and subject them to the whim of others? When people devoid of whatsoever competence are made judges over experts and are granted authority to treat them as they please? These are the novelties which are apt to bring about the ruin of commonwealths and the subversion (...)
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    Life after Casey: The View from Rehnquist's Potemkin Village.R. Alta Charo - 1993 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 21 (1):59-66.
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent pronouncement on abortion rights resembles the dieter’s dilemma: one knows exactly how to get where one is going but lacks the willpower to follow through. In an opinion filled with exceptionally progressive, equality-based arguments for reproductive freedom, the Court nonetheless manages to back away from its own ineluctably drawn conclusions. In the end it not only ignores its own best arguments but eviscerates its previous analyses of fundamental rights and judicial protection of personal liberties (...)
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    Life after Casey: The View from Rehnquist's Potemkin Village.R. Alta Charo - 1993 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 21 (1):59-66.
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent pronouncement on abortion rights resembles the dieter’s dilemma: one knows exactly how to get where one is going but lacks the willpower to follow through. In an opinion filled with exceptionally progressive, equality-based arguments for reproductive freedom, the Court nonetheless manages to back away from its own ineluctably drawn conclusions. In the end it not only ignores its own best arguments but eviscerates its previous analyses of fundamental rights and judicial protection of personal liberties (...)
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    Legislative Approaches to Surrogate Motherhood.R. Alta Charo - 1988 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 16 (1-2):96-112.
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    Legislative Approaches to Surrogate Motherhood.R. Alta Charo - 1988 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 16 (1-2):96-112.
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    Policy & Politics: Realbioethik.R. Alta Charo - 2005 - Hastings Center Report 35 (4):13.
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  14. Politics, progressivism, and bioethics.R. Alta Charo - 2010 - In Jonathan D. Moreno & Sam Berger (eds.), Progress in Bioethics: Science, Policy, and Politics. MIT Press. pp. 47.
     
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    Who's Afraid of the Big Bad (Germline Editing) Wolf?R. Alta Charo - 2020 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 63 (1):93-100.
    The surprise announcement in November 2018 that a Chinese researcher had implanted and brought to term two gene-edited embryos, resulting in the birth of twin girls, had the effect of galvanizing a debate that goes back decades. Should we make heritable changes in our children's DNA? Until recently, this was hypothetical only, and the easy response was to say it is too uncertain and too unnecessary to be tolerated. Suddenly, however, the possibility that there might be real uses for mitochondrial (...)
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    Book Review: Women's Health and Human Rights: Women's Health and Human Rights. [REVIEW]R. Alta Charo - 1995 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 23 (2):195-198.
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