Primetime Bioethics

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CBHD often receives requests from educators and other individuals for popular resources that engage bioethics through various media (fiction, film, and television). In this resource, we offer a recap of relevant materials that have premiered on television. Viewers are cautioned that the shows represent a wide variety of genres and may not be appropriate for all audiences. They are encouraged to read annotations/synopses available through such websites as www.movieweb.com or www.imdb.com. For further information on each series, please visit the individual topic pages. If there is a show you think we missed, email us at info@cbhd.org.

Biotechnology | Clinical & Medical Ethics | Cloning | Emerging Technology | End-of-Life | Genetic Ethics | Human Dignity / Personhood | Human Enhancement | Neuroethics | Patient's Rights / Informed ConsentPublic Health | Reproductive Ethics | Research Ethics | Stem Cell Research | Transhumanism

 

Biotechnology

  • Better Off Ted (2009-2010)
  • Caprica (2009-2010)
  • Fringe (2008-2012)
  • Orphan Black (2013- )

 

Clinical & Medical Ethics

  • House, M.D. (2004-2012)

 

Cloning

  • Fringe (2008-2012)
  • Orphan Black (2013- )

 

Emerging Technology

  • Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)
  • Better Off Ted (2009-2010)
  • Caprica (2009-2010)
  • Fringe (2008-2012)
  • Intelligence (2014)
  • Revolution (2012-2014)

 

End-of-Life

  • House, M.D. (2004-2012)

 

Genetic Ethics

  • The 100 (2014- )
  • Orphan Black (2013- )

 

Human Dignity / Personhood

  • Caprica (2009-2010)

 

Human Enhancement

  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013- )
  • Alphas (2011-2012)
  • Arrow (2012- )
  • Chuck (2007-2012)
  • Dollhouse (2009-2010)
  • The Flash (2014- )
  • Fringe (2008-2012)
  • Intelligence (2014)
  • Orphan Black (2013- )

 

Neuroethics

  • XIII: The Series (2011-2012)
  • The 100 (2014- )
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013- )
  • Alphas (2011-2012)
  • Chuck (2007-2012)
  • Dollhouse (2009-2010)

 

Patient’s Rights / Informed Consent

  • House, M.D. (2004-2012)

 

Public Health

  • The 100 (2014- )

 

Reproductive Ethics

  • The New Normal (2012-2013)

 

Research Ethics

  • The 100 (2014- )
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013- )
  • Better Off Ted (2009-2010)
  • Orphan Black (2013- )

 

Stem Cell Research

  • Orphan Black (2013- )

 

Transhumanism

  • Fringe (2008-2012)
  • Orphan Black (2013- )

 

 

Updated December 2016