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Egg Donation and Exploitation of Young Women Results in Death

PRNewswire Center for Bioethics and Culture draws attention to lack of regulation, exploitation dangers and death from egg donation in fertility industry abroad. News is just breaking in India about Sushma Pandey, a 17-year-old young woman who died in 2010, … Continue reading

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Bioethics: real life or an “esoteric puzzle”?

Micheal Cook BioEdge Corruption is not a chapter heading in most bioethics textbooks. But a passionate article in a recent issue of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine suggests that it is fundamental. “If bioethicists are now the … Continue reading

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Parents can have a duty to use IVF, say bioethicists

Michael Cook BioEdge When two Italian-Australian utilitarian bioethicists declared in the Journal of Medical Ethics that infanticide (or after-birth abortions) were morally permissible, they lit the fuse on a world-wide storm of condemnation. Yet another controversial utilitarian proposal has popped … Continue reading

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“Synthetic Life?” The New Industrial Revolution? (Bioethics Seminar)

Hastings Centre Will biological engineering usher in a new industrial revolution? Gregory Kaebnick, a research scholar at The Hastings Center, leads a bioethics seminar on synthetic biology. What is it? Where might it lead? What ethical questions does it raise?

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Homo Evolutis: The Demise of Humanity

Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda Can there be evolution when humans will turn into robotic beings without the capacity to reproduce or to have free will? The problem is, this process has already begun, and no one seems to … Continue reading

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Artificial nutrition and hydration should normally be withdrawn, says doctor

Michael Cook BioEdge An American doctor argues in the latest issue of the leading journal Bioethics that artificial nutrition and hydration should be withdrawn from all patients in a permanent vegetative state – unless there is clear evidence that they … Continue reading

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Consultation on brain technologies from medicine to warfare

James Gallagher BBC News From technologies which allow the brain to directly control computers to using electricity to enhance brain function, the way technology can “intervene” in the brain is being reviewed. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has launched a … Continue reading

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British woman who had sex change has given birth

Jared Yee BioEdge The distinction between sex and gender has become even more complex, with Britain’s first transgendered “male mother” believed to have given birth. The person is thought to have had the baby last year, while living as a … Continue reading

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Is pregnancy unethical? Yes, says UK bioethicist

Michael Cook BioEdge Here is contrarian bioethics at its best. Pregnancy and childbirth are so painful, risky and socially restrictive for women that public funding should urgently be directed to the development of artificial wombs. This is the only way … Continue reading

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Brain Waves Module 1: Neuroscience, society and policy

Source: Royal Society This publication is a collection of essays that together provide a primer of current developments in neuroscience and highlight interesting issues and questions for society and policy.  The essays, authored by leading experts in neuroscience, bioethics, and … Continue reading

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