Im off the bioethics council meeting in a couple of hours. So I thought Id leave you with Saletans latest laundry list. It turns out, for example, that hybrid cars, by not making enough noise, may endanger the blind. And stem cells are being used for customized breast implants. The trouble with heart-healthy naps is that they wont work for those who most need them: The health-paranoid type-A personalities, even or especially after reading the latest studies, wont be able to relax enough to sleep anyway.
The issues before the bioethics council remain organ markets, newborn screening, and dignity. Is there such a thing as human dignity? Does it have anything to do with the formulation of public policy? etc.