Put down the smart drugs – cognitive enhancement is ethically risky business – Nicole Vincent

Cognitive performance enhancers promise to deliver a better version of ourselves: smarter, more alert and more mentally agile. But what if such enhancement was no longer a personal choice but a socially and legally enforced responsibility? In the final instalment of Biology and Blame, Nicole A Vincent and Emma A. Jane explore the risks of normalising this emerging trend. In Australia …

Amid Torture, Experts Say CIA’s Other Crime Was ‘Human Experimentation’ – Jon Queally

After the Central Intelligence Agency was given authority to begin torturing suspected terrorists in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001, newly published documents show that another of that program’s transgressions, according to experts, was a gross violation of medical ethics that allowed the agency to conduct what amounted to “human experimentation” on people who became test subjects …

Marshall Islands Nuke Test

US Vaporized Marshall Islands, Performed Human Experimentation On Natives – Robert Barsocchini

…we test out our latest weapons on them, just as the Germans tested out new medicines and new tortures in the concentration camps of Europe… – Martin Luther King, Jr. Investigative journalist William Boardman’s findings on US vaporization of Marshall Islands and human experimentation on Marshall Islands native “savages”, as they were classed by US media: “Nuclear Savage” is a recent documentary film …