Reflecting on the Impacts of Science: Bionics

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Imagine yourself without sight or hearing. Now imagine yourself being diagnosed with a faulty heart valve or kidneys. Finally, think about what would happen if you lost your leg or arm in an accident … these are all tragic events, however humans have the ingenuity to be able to solve or treat these problems.
“Scientists have been making amazing advances in bionic technology in recent years: robotic exoskeletons that help people walk, artificial eyes that help blind people see. Some of these technologies are meant as medical aids to help people regain function. But some... is meant to give people superhuman capabilities.” (Locke, 2014).

This research guide explores the latest research into Bionics.


Organ Donation and Transplantation

Tales from the Organ Trade

The film traces the process for both an organ seller and an organ buyer. This Interview with filmmaker Ric Bienstock explores the ethical journey he undertook making this film.

HBO Documentaries. (2013). Tales from the organ trade. Retrieved June 12, 2015 from HBO:


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