Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Scientists must engage with the ethical implications of their work: a commentary on Cepeda-Emiliani et al.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. Cepeda-Emiliani A, Gándara-Cortés M, Otero-Alén M, García H, Suárez-Quintanilla J, García-Caballero T, et al. Immunohistological study of the density and distribution of human penile neural tissue: gradient hypothesis. Int J Impot Res. 2022; Available from: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41443-022-00561-9.

  2. Purpura V, Bondioli E, Cunningham EJ, De Luca G, Capirossi D, Nigrisoli E, et al. The development of a decellularized extracellular matrix–based biomaterial scaffold derived from human foreskin for the purpose of foreskin reconstruction in circumcised males. J Tissue Eng. 2018;9:204173141881261 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2041731418812613.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. Winkelmann RK. The Cutaneous Innervation of Human Newborn Prepuce. J Invest Dermatol. 1956;26:53–67. https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0022202X15488049.

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  4. Schopenhauer A, On ethics. In: del Caro A, Janaway C, editors. Parerga und Paralipomena [Parerga and Paralipomena]. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 2015. p. 183–216.

  5. Kant I, Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten [Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals]. Revised ed. Gregor M, Timmermann J, editors. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 2012.

  6. Nietzsche F, On the History of the Moral Sensations. In: Menschliches, Allzumenschliches: Ein Buch für freie Geister [Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits]. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 1996. p. 31–59.

  7. Copland P. Science and ethics must not be separated. Nature. 2003;425:121 http://www.nature.com/articles/425121a.

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  8. Einstein A Physics and Reality. J Franklin Inst. 1936;221:349–82. Available from: https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S001600323691047505/07/2022; 09/12/2022.

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Eric J. Cunningham.

Ethics declarations

Competing interests

Author is the Chief Science Officer of Foregen.

Additional information

Publisher’s note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Cunningham, E.J. Scientists must engage with the ethical implications of their work: a commentary on Cepeda-Emiliani et al.. Int J Impot Res (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41443-022-00618-9

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Revised:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41443-022-00618-9

Search

Quick links