Innovation & Technology

Over the years, the Asian Bioethics Review (ABR) has discussed various bioethical aspects of innovation and technology in health. We have collected a number of these articles on this webpage, which currently lists our articles published in Volumes 13 and 14 (2021-2022). We will keep this page up-to-date with our most recent publications, as well as gradually add our older articles on this topic.

Our publisher Springer Nature allows you to read all articles online for free, even if you do not have a subscription to ABR – simply click on the title. Additionally:

  • Free2Read articles can be downloaded and printed as well, if you have a subscription.
  • Free or Open Access articles can be downloaded and printed, even without a subscription.
  • Our articles since 2018 are also accessible via PubMed Central (PMC), where they become Free Access after 12 months.

The copyright of Free2Read and Free Access articles from 2017 is shared by Springer Nature and the National University of Singapore. The copyright of Free Access articles until 2016 is shared by the National University of Singapore and the respective authors. The copyright of Open Access articles remains with the respective authors.

Original Article – Free2Read
CRISPR-Cas9 and He Jiankui’s case: an Islamic bioethics review using Maqasid al-Shari’a and Qawaid Fighiyyah
Nimah Alsomali, and Ghaiath Hussein
June 2021 – 13(2): 149 – 165 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00167-1
Free Access from 1 June 2022 via PMC

Original Article – Open Access
Perceptions of ‘precision’ and ‘personalised’ medicine in Singapore and associated ethical issues
Serene Ong, Jeffrey Ling, Angela Ballantyne, Tamra Lysaght, and Vicki Xafis
June 2021 – 13(2): 179-194 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00165-3

Original Article – Free2Read
Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques, the Non-Identity Problem, and Genetic Parenthood
William Simkulet
September 2021 – 13(3): 317-334 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00176-0
Free Access from 1 September 2022 via PMC

Original Article – Free2Read
Moral Awareness of College Students regarding Artificial Intelligence
Nader Ghotbi, and Manh Tung Ho
December 2021 – 13(4): 421-433 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00182-2
Free Access from 1 December 2022 via PMC

Perspective Article – Open Access
Religious Perspectives on Precision Medicine in Singapore
Hui Jin Toh, Angela Ballantyne, Serene Ai Kiang Ong, Chitra Sankaran, Hung Yong Tay, Malminderjit Singh, Raza Zaidi, Roland Chia, Sarabjeet Singh, Swami Samachittananda, Young Guang Shi, Zhixia Tan, and Tamra Lysaght
December 2021 – 13(4): 473-483 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00180-4

Original Article – Open Access
‘Beyond’ Human Enhancement – Taking the developing country’s perspective seriously
Vorathep Sachdev
2021 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-021-00193-z

Student Article – forthcoming
Mapping out the trajectory of Islamic perspectives on neuroethics
Noorina Noorfuad