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James Storm

James Storm is a Volunteer Writer at BioNews, and a Volunteer at the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET). He is currently studying for an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Kent, where he previously studied Law. His research areas include human fertilisation, reproductive medicine, medical negligence and human enhancement. His current thesis is an analysis of the transhumanist approach to human enhancement, and whether this is ethically permissible or sustainable.

BioNews Review articles written by James Storm:
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Book Review: Humanity Enhanced - Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies
6 October 2014 - by James Storm
Russell Blackford's venture into heated human enhancement rhetoric feels very much like being plunged into the world of Andrew Niccol's 1997 film, Gattaca... [Read More]
Book Review: The Science of Human Perfection - How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine
1 September 2014 - by James Storm
Surrounding yourself with books and journal articles on human enhancement will see you encounter the word 'eugenics' on a regular basis. The unfortunate thing about this word is that it has become bound to a particularly nasty piece of world history - and for many people this association is a reason to wince, whilst rejecting whichever idea or theory it is trying to re-associate itself with today.... [Read More]
Book Review: Truly Human Enhancement - A Philosophical Defence of Limits
11 August 2014 - by James Storm
Nicholas Agar has endeared himself to the enhancement debate by being a little bit afraid of 'post humans' – the real life supermen who could very well use their powers for evil and enslave the rest of humanity. It may come as no surprise then that Agar's latest venture into the debate continues in much the same vein.... [Read More]