NTE In Action
Françoise Baylis and Jocelyn Downie participate in a panel discussion organized and moderated by Letitia Meynell (Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, 16 May 2018).
Françoise Baylis debates Anthony Housefather (Canadian Member of Parliament) on the topic of whether Canada should change its laws on paying surrogate mothers. CBC Radio, Maritime Noon show (26 Apr 2018).
Françoise Baylis joins a panel with Julian Savalescu and David Edgell as moderated by Anthony Skelton. Wolf Performance Hall – Central Library, 251 Dundas St., London (ON) Public Library, 14 Mar 2018 (7:00PM-8:30PM, Eastern Standard Time Zone).
Philosophers Offer Support for Chimpanzee Rights Cases as Nonhuman Rights Project Seeks to Appeal to New York's Highest Court
NTE members Letitia Meynell and Andrew Fenton, along with 15 other philosophers, prepare and submit an amicus brief in support of the Nonhuman Rights Project's effort to have two chimpanzees, Kiko and Tommy, released to sanctuary.
Matthew Herder (nominated principal investigator) and colleagues Joel Lexchin, Janice Graham, Trudo Lemmens, Katherine Fierlbeck, Navindra Persaud, David N. Juurlink and Bryn Wiliams-Jones are successful in securing CIHR funding for their grant “Beyond Transparency in Pharmaceutical Research & Regulation” (2018-2022).
Françoise Baylis joins the Falling Walls Lab Jury, Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin. 8/9 Nov 2017.
NTE In Print
Chris Kaposy publishes an Op-Ed in the New York Times (16 Apr 2018).
Françoise Baylis and Alice Dreger edit a set of book chapters on first-person case studies of attempts to fix serious ethical problems in medical practice and research.
Françoise Baylis & Marcus MacLeod provide comments on the Tri‐Council Policy Statement: Proposed Revisions to TCPS 2 (2014) Research Involving Human Cells and Cell Lines.
Françoise Baylis & Marcus McLeod publish a scholarly journal critically questioning whether we are ready for first-in-human Phase 1 CRISPR gene editing cancer trials [Open Access].
Françoise Baylis and Lisa Ikemoto comment on CRISPR/Cas9, eugenics concerns, and whether the Council of Europe's ban on human germline genome editing should continue.
Françoise Baylis publishes a commentary on how scientists are using a powerful gene editing technique to understand how human embryos develop.