Monday, 11th December 2023

Ethics and Gene Technology

Genetic modification has never been easier. The CRISPR genetic scissors enable targeted intervention that transforms animals and plants according to our needs. It also works in humans. The hope is that many diseases can now be eradicated.


1 May 2017
Obasanjo charges business investors on ethics.
7 Jul 2017
The head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, said on Thursday he would resign before his five-year term ends in January to take a new job.
25 Apr 2018
We also look at how much has changed for Bangladesh's garment industry five years after the Rana Plaza tragedy.
27 Jan 2019
The indictment of Trump adviser Roger Stone provides evidence of collusion between high-ranking Trump campaign officials and WikiLeaks and is dangerous for the US, President George W. Bush's chief ethics lawyer told DW.
26 May 2019
Beth Smith, IBM Watson Data & AI general manager, discusses the ethics of artificial intelligence with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close."
6 Dec 2020
Swiss voters have narrowly rejected stricter ethical rules for many global firms based in the Alpine republic. A separate poll calling on banks and pension funds to stop funding arms makers was also defeated.
20 May 2021
The Tokyo Olympic Games will have a bitter taste for Swiss rider Steve Guerdat, one of the favourites in the show jumping competition, as host nation Japan battles with increasing Covid numbers.
24 May 2021
Ethics have always been absent in Indian society. To prevent another humanitarian crisis, it must address that fundamental problem, writes Ankita Mukhopadhyay.
10 Oct 2021
The FAA review was sparked by a letter in which employees cite a pattern of prioritizing speed and cost-cutting over quality. Moreover, it describes a toxic work environment that is rife with sexism.
9 Jan 2022
Former White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter talks to DW’s Brent Goff on “The Day” about former Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s refusal to testify before a Congressional committee investigating the January 6th attack on the US Capitol. Painter says a special prosecutor should look into the entire Trump White House’s role in the events, including investigating the former president himself.
3 Mar
The Republican lawmaker has been under fire for months over lies he told during his campaign. The investigation will look at possible "unlawful activity with respect to his 2022 congressional campaign" and more.
9 Jul
Accompanied suicide – a form of assisted suicide – has been exempt from punishment in Germany since 2020. The Bundestag is working on a law covering the practice. Will the country become a pioneer in end-of-life choice?