MPR Top Coast Festival: Maggie Koerth-Baker on medical ethics

Maggie Koerth-Baker
Maggie Koerth-Baker, science editor at BoingBoing.net, ponders how to answer a question posed by an attendee after her symposium titled Bioethics: What Are the Limits of Human Experimentation? MPR held its first Top Coast Festival on Sat. May 31 and Sun. June 1 at the University of Minnesota.
Jackson Forderer for MPR News

At the 2014 MPR Top Coast Festival, Tom Weber interviewed science writer Maggie Koerth-Baker.

Koerth-Baker of BoingBoing.net looks at the limits of medical science in a current world of bioethics that can limit testing medicines and procedures on humans. She discussed "the history of human experimentation, the current limits we face, and possible breakthroughs in medicine and experimentation that could lead to more effective treatments."

Her latest book is "Before the Lights Go Out."

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