Bioethics And The Obama Administration

Bioethicist Arthur Caplan discusses the health care challenges facing the Obama administration. Caplan is a professor of Bioethics and the director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.

In an article last month for MSNBC.com, Caplan writes that it is crucial for politicians and pundits alike to pay attention to the messages sent by the American public in the election: "Like it or not — and I am well aware that many are not ready to let go of these issues — the nation may be starting to move past the endless battles over stem cells, embryos and abortion."

Caplan has written 24 books on medicine, science and ethics, and was recently named one of the 10 most influential people in science by Discover Magazine.

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