That said, everyday life today is in a state of flux. The medical and technological progress that we are currently witnessing is based on new scientific knowledge. At the same time, progress in these fields has given rise to new questions. Both research and society stand to benefit from this reciprocity.
The secrets of your genome can be decoded and uploaded with one click. At her lab, bio-ethicist Effy Vayena takes on the tough questions: Who should be able to use that information, and how? By Celia Luterbacher
Experimenting with ideas: Continue
The sophistication of today's medicine means that when and how we die is no longer left to fate alone. It is also a consequence of our own decisions – but we rarely take them consciously. By Susanne Wenger
The most personal decision of all: Continue
From philosophy to biology and materials research: far beyond the bounds of medicine, the human and natural sciences are engaging with the end of life. By Roland Fischer (rf) and Luzia Budmiger (lb). Illustration: Christoph Frei
Death and the researcher: Continue
Populism on the Internet could potentially undermine democracy in Switzerland. But it's only since its recent electoral successes that 'digital populism' has become a focus of public attention here – and also a focus of research. By Martin Zimmermann
Digital uncertainty: Continue
The precise moment of death cannot be determined unambiguously. But society needs a clear criterion for decease - not least because of issues such as organ donation. By Yvonne Vahlensieck
Pinning down demise: Continue
Many universities in Europe are trying to help refugee academics. By Julia Richter
Science in exile: Continue
Death used to be a taboo of modern times. Today it’s a very public, permanent guest and a pending topic in our personal life plans. By Daniel Di Falco
Project death: Continue
Horizons is embracing impermanence and the inevitability of death. But when exactly does life end? How does our society deal with dying and death? And how much self-determination is there in a living will?
Horizons magazine: At the end of life: Continue
More than 200 Swiss researchers are participating in the SNSF Scientific Image Competition.
Near 500 entries for the SNSF Scientific Image Competition: Continue
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