Should doctors take over the care of an 18-year-old refusing care for anorexia nervosa? What does it mean to keep a sick baby experiencing pain alive on life support? What happens to chimpanzees after the government bans testing on them? Is it OK for the government to track a person’s DNA?
These questions and more were tackled by Northeastern University students over the last semester, leading up to the nationwide spring Bioethics Bowl hosted by the school. More than 150 students from colleges across the nation attended to discuss ethical challenges in biomedicine and technology.
Northeastern’s team ranked fourth out of 22 teams. The team is slowly growing and gaining momentum among students.