Article by me

My blog where I write mostly about science and technology advances and their implications

My Blog where I try to build a community to investigate Ableism and Favoritism for Abilities Ethics and Governance

A blog to which I also contribute called What Sorts of People

Below first my different biweekly columns published so far and after that my academic and other writings listed by year published

 

The Choice is Yours is my biweekly column

The column is now published by two sources: Innovationwatch.com (every 15th of a month) and Healthwrights (every 30th of a month)

 

Glossary for the 21st Century. covering concepts of ableism, disability, impairment, health and rehabilitation

 

2009

  1. Wolbring (2009) Peer Reviewed CRPD Ableism transhumanism and science and technology in U.N. Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities,  Icfai University Press, India in print
  2. Wolbring (2009) Peer ReviewedNanoscale science and technology enabled transhumanization of health and related areas for (2) Daniel Lee Kleinman, Jason Delborne, Karen Cloud-Hansen, and Jo Handelsman (eds.), Controversies in Science and Technology, volume 3.  Leibert Publishers accepted;
  3. Wolbring (2009) Peer Reviewed Nanoscale science and technology and social cohesion  for International Journal of Nanotechnology accepted
  4. Guest Editor of a special issue “On the impact of nanoscale science and technology on disability, community and rehabilitation” for the International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation Editor's Introduction to the IJDCR Special Issue on Nanotechnology, Disability, Community and Rehabilitation whole issue here
  5. Editor with Anita Ghai and Kirk Allison of a special issue of Journal: Review of Disability Studies with the theme Human Security, Social Cohesion and Disability publishing date very likely August 2009
  6. Wolbring 2009)  Peer Reviewed Thalidomide in   “Encyclopedia of American Disability History” New York: Facts on File

2008

 

  1. (My students, 2008) The E3LS issues of synthetic biology: Work done by three of my students Sibat Khwaja, Niklas Bobrovitz, Daniela Navia at iGEM 2008 http://2008.igem.org/Team:Calgary_Ethics
  2. Wolbring (2008) Monitoring Financial Flows for Health Research 2008 Prioritizing research for health equity; Box 2.1 Update on nanoscale science and technologies p 41-44 http://www.globalforumhealth.org/filesupld/MFF08/MonitoringFinancialFlows2008.pdf
  3. Wolbring (2008) Ableism Ethics and Governance:  A Prerequisite for Nanoscale Ethics and Governance? for 3rd  Workshop of the Nano Ethics Network Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2008 Aarhus, Denmark
  4. Wolbring (2008) Ableism, Enhancement Medicine and the techno poor disabled in Unnatural Selection: The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's PeoplePeter Healey and Steve Rayner Editor Publisher Earthscan
  5. Wolbring (2008) "One World, One Olympics: Governing Human Ability, Ableism and Disablism in an Era of Bodily Enhancements" for a book titled ‘Human Futures ed. Miah, Liverpool University Press http://humanfutures.wordpress.com/
  6. Wolbring (2008) Peer Reviewed "Is there an end to out-able? Is there an end to the rat race for abilities?" for Journal: Media and Culture, Volume 11, Issue 3, July. 2008 http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/57
  7. Wolbring (2008) Lego Atoms and Base pairs in Sean Caulfield and Timothy Caulfied, eds, Imagining Science University of Alberta Press, http://www.uap.ualberta.ca/UAP.asp?LID=41&bookID=795
  8. Wolbring (2008) Peer Reviewed 5:1 SCRIPT-ed Journal of Law, Technology and Society 1-226 Oscar Pistorius and the Future Nature of Olympic, Paralympic and Other Sports Gregor Wolbring, pp.139-160 http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/ahrc/script-ed/vol5-1/wolbring.pdf
  9. Wolbring, G and Saner, M (2008) Environmental Nanotechnology; Report for Environment Canada
  10. Wolbring (2008) Peer Reviewed Why NBIC? Why human performance enhancement? European Journal of Social Science Research, Vol 21,No.1,pp.25-40
  11. Wolbring (2008) Synthetic Biology: Taking Shape for Genewatch USA Winter Spring Issue Vol 20 No 6 pp 8-12
  12. Wolbring (2008) A Constitution: A meta-governance tool for science and technology? for the group of people given the task to write the new Ecuadorian constitution Spanish version. English upon request
  13. Wolbring (2008) The game is changing: Now is the time to act, Written for IDIRIYA in Sri Lanka: Topic is about the need of disabled people and why it makes sense to built accessible infrastructure
  14. Wolbring (2008) Box Nanoscale sciences and technology and the framework of Ableism: in Nanotechnology: Ethics and Society CRC Press in early 2008 Editor Debra Bennett Wood

  15. Wolbring (2008) Peer Reviewed The Politics of Ableism Proposes the need for a field of ability studies which examines ableism
    Development 51: 252-258; doi:10.1057/dev.2008.17
    http://www.palgrave-journals.com/development/journal/v51/n2/index.html
  16. Wolbring (2008) The Triangle of Disabled people, the concepts of cultural identity, cultural diversity, biological diversity, ableism and transhumanism and new and emerging sciences and technologies forthcoming Universidade de São Paulo Press (EDUSP Cultural pluralism: Fourth volume of the collection Science, Scientists and Tolerance. forthcoming

2007

  1. Wolbring (2007) Peer Reviewed Should we 'cure' aging? Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology Vol 1 Issue 1
  2. Wolbring (2007) Peer Reviewed Bio-tech, NanoBio-Tech, SynBio-tech, NanoSynBio-tech? The changing face of biotech law? (Part I) Journal of International Biotechnology Law JIBL Vol. 4 Issue 5 September 177-186
  3. Wolbring (2007) Peer Reviewed Bio-tech, NanoBio-Tech, SynBio-tech, NanoSynBio-tech? The changing face of biotech law? (Part II) Journal of International Biotechnology Law JIBL Vol. 4 Issue 6 November 221-227
  4. Wolbring (2007) Peer Reviewed "New and Emerging Sciences and Technologies, Ableism, Transhumanism and Religion, Faith, Theology and Churches" in Madang; International Journal of Contextual Theology in East Asia, Vol. 7 (June 2007) 79-112
  5. Wolbring (2007) Peer Reviewed "Nano-Engagement: Some critical issues Journal of Health and Development (India)Vol. 3 No 1-2, pp. 9-29
  6. Wolbring (2007) The Medicalization of the ethics discourse: The consequence of an animal farm discourse for @philia newsletter August 2007
  7. Wolbring (2007) Peer Reviewed The triangle of new and emerging technologies, disabled people and the World Council of Churches;  Able-ism: A prerequisite for transhumanism published as e-book by the World Council of Churches available on my webpage and the World Council of Churches webpage
  8. Wolbring (2007) What Convergence is in the Cards for Future Scientists? Conference paper online here
  9. Wolbring (2007) Social and ethical issues of nanotechnologies ISO FOCUS the Journal of the International Organization for Standartization ISO Focus, Volume 4, No. 4, April 2007, p.40-42. A full version of the article is online here as ISO Focus itself is not online, ISSN 1729-8709
  10. Wolbring (2007) Disease Trading and Disease Intervention and Prevention Trading and Selling -- Kyoto Style for HealthWrights
  11. Wolbring (2007) Editorial for HealthWrights NBICS With, For, and By the People: What it is, what it means and why it matters It is stored here as we had compatibility problems with healthwright software for the start of the article see Healthwright webpage
  12. Wolbring (2007) Nanofood for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy IATP
  13. Wolbring (2007) Canadian R&D priorities impacted by nanoscale and synthetic biology (cited in Wolbring, G and Saner, M (2008) Environmental Nanotechnology; Report for Environment Canada
  14. Wolbring (2007) Canadian Statutes impacted by synthetic biology and nanoscale used in Wolbring (2007)Bio-tech, NanoBio-Tech, SynBio-tech, NanoSynBio-tech? The changing face of biotech law? (Part I) Journal of International Biotechnology Law JIBL Vol. 4 Issue 5 September 177-186
  15. Wolbring (2007) Canadian Government agencies impacted by nanoscale and synbio used in Wolbring (2007)Bio-tech, NanoBio-Tech, SynBio-tech, NanoSynBio-tech? The changing face of biotech law? (Part I) Journal of International Biotechnology Law JIBL Vol. 4 Issue 5 September 177-186
  16. Wolbring (2007)German Laws impacted by nanoscale and synbio used by some foresight friends in Germany Cornelia Daheim Zpunkt
  17. Wolbring (2007) Australian Statutes impacted by nanoscale and synbio written for a Australian Law students of mine for her to use in the class I did.

2006

  1. Wolbring (2006) New Challenges of Convergence of Advanced Technologies (NBICS) for Bioethical Policy" for a seminar for the Advanced Institute for Integral Study of Life (also available in Korean)
  2. Wolbring (2006) What technologies? A background paper for members of the national assembly of South Korea attending my workshop set up by Prof. Kim Yong-Bock and hosted by National Assembly Woman Yoo Seung Hee
  3. Wolbring (2006) Emerging science and technology policy issues: A background paper for members of the national assembly of South Korea attending my workshop set up by Prof. Kim Yong-Bock and hosted by National Assembly Woman Yoo Seung Hee (a short 17 pages executive summary also available in Korean)
  4. Wolbring (2006) University of Ottawa Social justive group talk Title: Emerging science and technology and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  5. Wolbring (2006) University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law Torys Speakers Series. Title: Emerging science and technology law and ethics Podcast and slides
  6. Wolbring (2006) NanoRegulation: For Whom, With Whom, By Whom, For What? conference talk also on the conference webpage here
  7. Wolbring (2006) Nanotechnologie, Behinderte und der ÖRK in Ökumenische Rundschau October 2006 55. Jahrgang Heft 4 page 412-424
  8. Wolbring (2006) 'Nanotechnology for health and development' in Development 49.4 New technologies and development published by Society for International Development December
  9. Wolbring(2006) Last Word: The UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities Comments by Gregor Wolbring in Development 49.4 New technologies and development published by Society for International Development December
  10. Wolbring (2006) Things to come: nano-technology and HIV prevention in the magazine 'Contact', Number 182, August, 2006 Issue "HIV prevention: Current Issues and New Technologies" pp.38-39, World Council of Churches
  11. Wolbring (2006) "KEY TERMINOLOGIES IN THE FIELD OF DISABILITY: Impact on data, rehabilitation ‘health services’ and disabled people" for World Health Organization meeting on disability data and terminology on 27 and 28 July convened by the disability and rehabilitation unit of the WHO.
  12. Wolbring (2006)Transhumanization of ableism
  13. Wolbring (2006) Peer Reviewed Journal of Health and Development (India), "Emerging technologies (Nano, Bio, Info, Cogno) and the changing concepts of Health and disability/impairment:  A New Challenge for Health Policy, research and care" Volume 2, Number 1&2, pp.19-3 http://iph-partnership.org/images/3/3c/Emerging_Technologies_-_Nano,_Bio,_Info,_Cogno_and_the_Changing_Concepts_of_Health_and_Disability_Impairment_A_New_Challenge_for_Health_Policy,_Research_and_Care_%E2%80%93_GREGOR_WOLBRING.pdf
  14. Wolbring (2006) Peer Reviewed Three challenges to the Ottawa spirit of health promotion, trends in global health, and disabled people (Commentary), September/October 2006 issue of the Canadian Journal of Public Health
  15. Wolbring (2006) Peer Reviewed "The triangle of Enhancement Medicine, Disabled people and the concept of Health: A new challenge for HTA, health research and health policy"a 220 page report. Published by the Health Technology Assessment Unit of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for medical research content here Download it here If you have a problem email me
  16. Wolbring (2006) Scoping paper on Nanotechnology and disabled people for the Center for Nanotechnology in Society Arizona State University
  17. Wolbring (2006) The unenhanced underclass reprint in the World Association for Christian Communication’s journal Media Development Issue 2006
  18. Wolbring (2006) Powerpoint, CCOHTA Invitational Symposium NBIC Enhancement Medicine, Emerging technologies (Nano, Bio, Info, Cogno) and the Concept of Health: A New Challenge for HTA, Health Research, and Health Policy http://www.ccohta.ca/symposium/CCOHTA_Symposium_Program.html
  19. Wolbring (2006) 'Which Inequity matters' for a Science, Policy & Social Inequity Workshop at Arizona State University
  20. Wolbring (2006) Nano Enhancement Medicine for special nanotechnology edition of FoE's Australia quarterly magazine Chain Reaction p35-37
  21. Wolbring (2006) The Enhancement Debate: Or Able-ism leads to transhumanism; lecture at University of Oxford, Said Business school, James Martin Institute for science and civilisation conference http://www.martininstitute.ox.ac.uk/jmi/forum2006/
  22. Wolbring (2006) Disabled people: A social group with cultural identities? in the World Association for Christian Communication’s journal Media Development special issue on Communication and cultural diversity Issue January 2006
  23. Wolbring (2006) The unenhanced underclass, Chapter 12 in Better Humans The politics of human enhancement and life extension Edited by Paul Miller James Wilsdon Publisher Demos Collection 21, Demos Institute, UK ISBN 1 84180 155 0
  24. Wolbring (2006) Enhancement Medicine in "Ethicscorner" Publication of the Ethics committee of the Calgary Health Region, Canada
  25. Wolbring (2006) Science, Faith & New Technologies: Transforming Life Volume I Convergent technologies published by the Justice, Peace and Creation Team World Council of Churches & World Association for Christian Communication with Bossey Ecumenical Institute Authors Kathy Jo Wetter ETC, Dr Gregor Wolbring Canada, Prof. Yon-Bock Kim, Korea, Prof. Eunice Kamaara, Kenia, Philipp Lee, WACC, Dr. Martin Robra WCC
  26. Wolbring (2006) Science, Faith & New Technologies: Transforming Life Volume II Science, Faith & New Technologies: Transforming Life Volume II Genetics, Agriculture and Human Life Discussion-Document by the Working Group on Genetic Engineering of the Justice, Peace and Creation Team World Council of Churches & World Association for Christian Communication produced by the Working Group on Genetic Engineering of the Justice, Peace and Creation Team of which I am a member
  27. Wolbring (2006) Anant Kumar and Gregor Wolbring, Chapter 'Volunteerism and disabled people' in the book Volunteering in the disability sector; a tool for mainstreaming published by the Rehabilitation Council of India B-22 QUTAB Institutional Area, New Dehlhi-110 016 Editor, Mr Vedabhyas Kundu

 

2005

  1. Wolbring (2005) A Disability Rights Approach Towards Sex Selection in the special issue "Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights" of the journal Development Volume 48 no 4

  2. Wolbring (2005) Piece for the DALY meeting at the Global Forum for Health Research Forum 9 Mumbai, India September 12th. (available upon request)
  3. Wolbring, G., (2005) Piece for the online consultation Nanotechnology and the Poor organised by the Meridian Institute funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and IDRC
  4. Wolbring, G., (2005) Background paper for an online discussion on Sexual Violence against disabled people to be hosted by the WHO Sexual Violence Research Initiative
  5. Wolbring, G. (2005) Science and Technology and Disabled People in Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics" Macmillan Reference USA
  6. Wolbring (2005) A Disability Rights Approach to Eugenics in “Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age” Council for responsible genetic (Ed), Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
  7. Wolbring (2005) Disability Rights and Genetic Discrimination in “Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age” Council for responsible genetic (Ed), Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

2004

  1. Wolbring, G., (2004) Monitoring Financial Flows for Health Research 2004 Chapter 2 Highlight 2.2 Future shock? Flagging NBIC technologies p. 28-30 published by the Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva, Switzerland
  2. Wolbring, G., (2004) A sustainable research and product development agenda? will be part of the online library of the Leadership Development at The Banff Centre
  3. Wolbring, G., (2004) Disabled people, science and technology and health research in Global Forum Update on Research for Health 2005 page 138-141 Ed. Stephen Matlin from the Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva, Switzerland; Publisher Pro-Book, London ISBN 2-940286-30-2 Disabled people science and technology and health research
  4. Wolbring, G., (2004) Research resource flow, new technologies and the 10/90 gap in health research for Forum 8 of the Global forum of health research and the ministerial summit on health research organized by the World Health Organization and hosted by the Mexican Government. Mexico City, 16-20 November 2004
  5. Wolbring, G., (2004) Peer Reviewed Disabled people's rights approach towards genetic discrimination in Law and Human Genome Review
  6. Wolbring, G., West, R., and Campell, M., (2004) Mind Over Kitchen: The Future of Thought-controlled Personal Environments in Horizon Zero 14.2 Mind over kitchen Flash show the flash you find in the following way by going first to http://www.horizonzero.ca than click on volumen 14 than click on flash side and a new window opens click on ENTER ISSUE left bottom than click on table of content top right scroll down to Nano home of the future and click on it than click on III in the clock on left bottom and you have the mind over kitchen than click on launch project
  7. Text description of the Mind over kitchen flash show
  8. tNano Home of the future: Wolbring, G., West, R., and Campell, M., (2004) project statement
  9. Wolbring, G. (2004) Universal Architectures: Gregor Wolbring on Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno (NBIC) convergence and the ethics of self-identity in Horizon Zero 14.2 scroll down
  10. (Wolbring 2004), Intervention on behalf of Disabled people International in regards to the proposed Universal Norms in Bioethics
  11. Wolbring, G. (2004) Peer Reviewed "Solutions follow perception: NBIC and the concept of health, medicine, disability and disease" in Alberta Health Law Review Volume 12 Issue 3 http://www.law.ualberta.ca/centres/hli/hl_review.html
  12. Wolbring, G. (2004) Lecture at Arizona State University: "Confined to Your Legs: Self-Identity and the Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno-Technology Revolution"
  13. Wolbring, G (2004) "Disability rights approach to genetic discrimination" in "Society and Genetic" Information: Codes and Laws in the Genetic Era edited by Judit Sandor CPS books Central European University Press ISBN: 963924175X
  14. Wolbring, G. (2004)" Parents Without Prejudice" in the book "Reflections from a Different Journey: What Adults with Disabilities Want All Parents to Know" Stan Klein, John Kemp (ed) McGraw Hill. ISBN: 0071422692 

2003

  1. Wolbring , G. (2003) NBIC,NGO's society and three types of disabled people Paper written for the conference Within and Beyond the Limit of Human Nature October 12-16th 2003 Berlin, Germany
  2. no freak
  3. Wolbring, G. (2003) Peer Reviewed . Disability rights approach towards bioethics in The Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 14(3), p 154-180
  4. Wolbring (2003) Peer Reviewed The Social Construction of Health and Medicine in Health Ethics Today Vol 13 Number 1 2003 page 5-6
  5. Wolbring, (2003), "Confined to Your Legs," in A. Lightman, D. Sarewitz,and C. Desser (eds.), Living with the Genie:   Essays on Technology and the Quest for Human Mastery (Washington, DC:  Island Press). ISBN: 1-55963-419-7
  6. Wolbring (2003)IMPROVING HUMAN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES THEME C SUMMARY Panel: J. Bonadio, L. Cauller, B. Chance, P. Connolly, E. Garcia-Rill, R. Golledge, M. Heller, P.C. Johnson, K.A. Kang, A.P. Lee, R.R. Llinas, J.M. Loomis, V. Makarov, M.A.L. Nicolelis, L Parsons, A. Penz, A.T. Pope, J. Watson, G. Wolbring page 179-183; SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND THE TRIPLE D (DISEASE, DISABILITY, DEFECT) page 232-243 and Improving Quality of Life of Disabled People using Converging Technologies (G. Wolbring, R. Golledge) page 270-273 in Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Science edited by Mihail C. Roco National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, USA William Sims Bainbridge National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, USA Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht Hardbound, ISBN 1-4020-1254-3 April 2003, 423 pp.
  7. (Wolbring 2003), Intervention on behalf of Disabled People International in regards to the UNESCO Report of the IBC on Pre-implantation and Germ-line InterventionDiagnosis
  8. (Wolbring 2003), Intervention on behalf of Disabled people International in regards to the UNESCOREVISED OUTLINE OF THE International Declaration on Human Genetic Data second versionPDF Document
  9. (Wolbring 2003), Intervention on behalf of Disabled people International in regards to the UNESCO Provisional Preliminary Draft of the International Declaration on Human Genetic Data PDF document

 

2002

  1. The here and now By ANTHONY THANASAYAN Thursday, September 19, 2002 the Star Malaysian Newspaper some quotes by me
  2. Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Science National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Commerce (DOC)-sponsored report At the request of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Commerce (DOC) organized a workshop on December 3-4, 2001. I have three pieces in the report two generated during the workshop (paper 1 and 3) and one written before the workshop (paper 2); Paper 1 page 159-162 C. IMPROVING HUMAN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES THEME C SUMMARY Panel: J. Bonadio, L. Cauller, B. Chance, P. Connolly, E. Garcia-Rill, R. Golledge, M. Heller, P.C. Johnson, K.A. Kang, A.P. Lee, R.R. Llinas, J.M. Loomis, V. Makarov, M.A.L. Nicolelis, L Parsons, A. Penz, A.T. Pope, J. Watson, G. Wolbring; Paper 2 page 206-215 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND THE TRIPLE D (DISEASE, DISABILITY, DEFECT) and Paper 3 page 240-243 Improving Quality of Life of Disabled People using Converging Technologies (G. Wolbring, R. Golledge)
  3. Paper 2 page 206-215 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND THE TRIPLE D (DISEASE, DISABILITY, DEFECT) direct access to it
  4. Too fast forward? I am cited
  5. The Silenced Target a piece written for the Institute of Science in Society UK
  6. (Wolbring 2002), Intervention on behalf of Disabled People International in regards to the UNESCO Draft Report on Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Germ-line Intervention PDF Document
  7. (Wolbring 2002), Intervention on behalf of Disabled people International in regards to the UNESCOInternational Declaration on Human Genetic Data first version PDF Document
  8. (Wolbring 2002), Intervention on behalf of Disabled people International in regards to the UNESCO Universal Instrument on Bioethics PDF document

2001

  1. Ciencia, tecnología y la DED (discapacidad, enfermedad, defecto)Documento presentado en el Seminario "Nuevas Tecnologías: posiciones e imposiciones" realizado en Temuko, Región Mapuche entre el 27 y el 30 de noviembre de 2001 y organizado por ETC Group y CETSur*
  2. Peer Reviewed Im Land der begrenzten Moeglichkeiten (In the Land of limited Possibilities) Die Situation der Humangenetikdebatte in Nordamerika (The Situation of the human genetic debate in North America) In Gene Ethischer Informationsdienst (GID) GID Spezial Nr.2 Dezember 2001 Eugenik -Gestern und Heute pp 28-36  ISSN 0935-2481
  3. Peer Reviewed Bioethics and Disability: Making Assumptions Explicit in Health Ethics Today Vol.12, No1, Fall 2001 http://www.phen.ab.ca/materials/het/het12-01h.html
  4. Peer Reviewed Title: Disabled People's Approach to Bioethics Author(s): Gregor Wolbring  Source: American Journal of Bioethics Volume: 1 Number: 3 Page: 1 -- 2     bioethics.net ::: The American Journal of Bioethics
  5. Expert opinion for the Study Commission on the Law and Ethics of Modern Medicine of the German Bundestag with the title "Folgen der Anwendung genetischer Diagnostik fuer behinderte Menschen" (Consequences of the application of genetic diagnostics for disabled people)
  6. Peer Reviewed Can we Draw the Line? A Cross Cultural Perspective on Eugenics. presented at the Society for Disability Studies Annual conference Winnipeg Canada June  2001
  7. Peer Reviewed Perception of Disability within the Debate of Bio/Gentechnology Issues.presented at the Society for Disability Studies Annual conference Winnipeg Canada June  2001
  8. Book chapter in the book "Disability and the Life Course: global perspectives." Edited by Mark Priestley 2001, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-79340-8   The chapter deals with disability and biotechnology
  9. Genetic Questions Virtual Round Table   New frontiers in medicine  Genetics  Englisch Below question one to 5 what I answered and what others answered. THis is an initiative from Italy
  10. Genetic QuestionsMolecular biology is progressively modifying premises and methods of medical action. From this starting point, how would you re-formulate the question regarding the aims of medicine?
  11. Genetic QuestionsHuman genetics is considered a new frontier subject, and rightly so. How do you think that the new prospects offered by genetics can affect two everyday questions. Firstly, the allocation of health service resources in richer countries and, secondly, health and environmental policies both in and directed towards poor countries (where even water supplies are a problem)?
  12. Genetic QuestionsApplying genetics requires enormous capital. The old problem of the relationship between economic interests, research and health has a new twist and calls public institutions into action. What is your opinion about the Icelandic case, where the national Parliament has authorised a private firm, giving it a virtual monopoly, to gather detailed information about the health background and the biological constitution of its citizens in order to re-elaborate the findings for profit-making purposes?
  13. Genetic QuestionsGenetic tests are already used and they will certainly increase over the next few years. The prediction of a future and/or possible illness raises new problems: the correct perception of risk, the so-called therapeutic gap (a euphemism for the absence of therapy), the emotional involvement of the family, the relationship between the benefit to be gained and the economic/social costs, and so on. Could you indicate three fundamental points that, in your opinion, should direct health service policies on the use of these tests?
  14. Genetic QuestionsGenetics applied to medicine involves the concept of patient (the risk refers to a person who is now healthy and does not see himself as asick person) and that of individual (everyone has a genetic stock but, in the meantime, it belongs to the genetic stock of his genetic line).What is the destiny of the old idea of person, who has rights and free choice, on which modern political systems and thought continue to be based?

2000

  1. Not a Man to Mess With An article about me
  2. a paper presented at  the 5th. World Congress of bioethics  in Sept 2000 in the UK at the session; Disability and Ethics which I organized and which I chaired not online in the moment
  3. What NOW? The time after the sequencing of the human genome: a paper presented at the 5th. World Congress of bioethics  in Sept 2000 in the UK at the session; Genetics: The new paradigma
  4. Bio/gene technology and the disabled:The unheard voice in "Interaction"  published by the National Council on Intellectuall Disability, Australia Vol 13 Issue 3 2000 pp 25-31
  5. The disabled and the debate of bio/genetechnology a paper to appear in Sept. in the Journal "Bridge" published by the Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute, Canada. Bridges is a popular newsmagazine published twice yearly, featuring articles on topics including employment, lifestyle/health issues, services for persons with developmental disabilities, and advocacy developments. Articles are written in a conversational, journalistic style and emphasize the human interest element of each story. Bridges articles are used as teaching tools in many Alberta rehabilitation classes.
  6. The Writing is on the Wall in GeneWatch July 2000 Vol.13,No.3 
  7. Peer Reviewed Animal Farm Philosophy published in Hadar Forum No.1 2000 SWEDEN To read the article in swedish go to Manadens Lasning after you click on Swedish
  8. Resistencia contra la Ingeniería Genética I am mentiuoned here regarding the March conference
  9. Ready and waiting: Hub prepares for biotech protests by Jose Martinez Boston Herald (I am quoted quite a bit in there
  10. The disabled's Millennium in HMS BEagle Vol 71 not online
  11. Nothing About Us Without Us: Report on Disabled People, Bioethics and Human Rights - A Millennium Conference Description of my talk in that piece
  12. Peer Reviewed Science and the disadvantaged a 62 page booklet in the occasional papers series of the Edmonds Institute. This paper looks at the impact of biological sciences on disability rights and the  interaction of the disability rights movement with the human rights movement and it looks at ways how the participation of disabled people can be improved.

1999

  1. Thalidomide survivors; a questionnaire survey on musculoskeletal abnormalities, general health, and quality of life.
  2. The Writing is on the Wall Abstract of  my paper for the Canadian Bioethic Society meeting in Edmonton in 1999
  3. Science and Society Critical Comments on the 1999 World Conference on Science, Budapest, Hungary
  4. Nature World Conference on Science An article about my views 1999
  5. Nature World Conference on Science Another one where I am mentioned. This referes to the one above1999
  6. Eugenics, Euthanics, Euphenics (1999) a shorter version appeared in GeneWatch June 1999 Vol.12 No.3 GeneWatch: June 1999
  7. Issue: A Bulletin of the Council for Responsible Genetics
  8. Do No Harm In GeneWatch April 1999 Vol 12, No.2 (1999)

1998

  1. Why Disability Rights Movements Do Not Support Euthanasia )(1998)
  2. Gregor Wolbring the above article  on a different webpage
  3. Submission to Health Canada Renewal of Canadian Biotechnology Strategy 1998
  4. The Illusion of Safety Through Segregation (1998) in "In Touch" Vol.1, Nr.4 (1998)
  5. Open letter to the Canadian Justice Minister regarding proposed changes in the Canadian law allowing for a category called compassionate homicide (1998) not online
  6. No problem with thalidomide (1998)The Ragged Edge Sept/Oct 1998 page 9
  7. Maryland Report on Research on Non competent research subjects; A critique (1998)
  8.  CCD Latimer WatchCCD Latimer Watch An Interview with Gregor Wolbring

before 1998

  1. Is there a place for equality rights argument within the debate of bioethical issues. A paper presented at the 1998 Annual conference of the Canadian Bioethic Society held in Toronto
  2. Is Able-ism a form of Eugenics? (1997)
  3. Violence and Abuse in the Lives of People with Disabilities (1995)
  4. Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, & People with Disabilities (1995)
  5. The Bioethics Bulletin
  6. DDB, Volume 22(2), 1994 (1994)
  7. Sobsey and Wolbring Speak Out Responding to Dying with Dignity

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