Category Archives: Bioethics

German doctor falsified documents in “transplant corruption” scandal

Michael Cook bioedge.org It could not have happened at a worse time for organ transplant medicine in Germany. Shortly after a new law encouraging organ donation came into effect, the Süddeutsche Zeitungnewpaper in Munich revealed that one of the country’s … Continue reading

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Russian research project offers ‘immortality’ to billionaires – by transplanting their brains into robot bodies

Refreshing News A Russian entrepreneur who heads a hi-tech research project called ‘Avatar’ has contacted billionaires to offer them immortality. Itskov claims he will personally oversee their immortality process, in exchange for an undisclosed fee. Itskov, a media entrepreneur, claims … Continue reading

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Scientist Predicts Eugenic Society in 5 Years: Gene Tests to Determine Lover’s Compatibility

Christine Hsu Medical Daily It seems we may be heading into a new era of eugenics, and in the future, instead of choosing to settle with partners we love, we may be choosing them based on the compatibility of our … Continue reading

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Dutch euthanasia figures present muddled picture

Michael Cook BioEdge Euthanasia in the Netherlands is nothing much to worry about, according to The Lancet. The latest survey shows that the overall levels of euthanasia and assisted suicide are about the same now as they were in 2002, … Continue reading

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Melinda Gates: Family Planning Means Sterilizing Women in Developing Nations

Susanne Posel activistpost.com The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are hosting The London Family Planning Summit (LFPS) where they will purvey their depopulation and eugenics agenda in the name of women’s rights. Both governmental and private sector representatives will be in … Continue reading

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Argentine junta leader sentenced for baby abductions

Michael Cook BioEdge If you cannot see the video, please click here. One of the hottest topics in bioethics today is the issue of “genetic orphans” – children created from gametes from anonymous donors. Supporters of anonymous donation find it … Continue reading

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The Brave New World vs 1984 debate

Michael Cook BioEdge Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a touchstone for much commentary on contemporary bioethical debates, from moral enhancement to genetic engineering to assisted reproduction. Published in 1933, its vision now seems prophetic – at least in some … Continue reading

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The latest goss on infanticide

Michael Cook BioEdge A Washington Post blog has announced that the editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, Julian Savulescu, is preparing a special issue on infanticide. This follows the world-wide controversy over the JME’s February 23 article, “After-birth abortion: … Continue reading

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Compensation for victims of North Carolina eugenics program abandoned

Jared Yee BioEdge North Carolina’s effort to compensate victims of a widespread and decades-long eugenics program that extended into the 1970s was derailed in the State Senate this week. Governor Bev Perdue and the State House of Representatives had backed … Continue reading

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Top doctor’s chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year

Steve Doughty Daily Mail NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday. Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned … Continue reading

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