March Archive


Xavier Symons | 28 March 2015 | Link
tags: government regulation, identity, sperm donation
The international sperm bank industry is growing at a remarkable rate, analysts report.

Xavier Symons | 28 March 2015 | Link
tags: abortion, birth control, contraception, government regulation, Iran
Iran's parliament is considering imposing major restrictions on the availability of birth control.

Xavier Symons | 28 March 2015 | Link
tags: academic freedom, eugenics, human enhancement, liberalism, paternalism
A British sociologist thinks that state-run eugenics programs may be acceptable in the future.

27 March 2015 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia
Four reasons why it would be a serious mistake.

Xavier Symons | 21 March 2015 | Link
tags: Google, professional ethics, professional standards
When is it ethically acceptable to Google your patient?

21 March 2015 | Link
tags: celebrities, IVF, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
Gay icons war over "synthetic children".

21 March 2015 | Link
tags: 23andme, Big Pharma, genetic testing
It will set up its own pharmaceutical wing to identify new drug targets for both common and rare diseases.

Xavier Symons | 21 March 2015 | Link
tags: IVF, Poland, therapeutic cloning
Poland's parliament will shortly debate draft legislation to regulate IVF -- a procedure that is de facto legal in the country.

21 March 2015 | Link
tags: belgium, euthanasia, Wim Distelmans
Dr Wim Distelmans explains their misery.

Xavier Symons | 21 March 2015 | Link
tags: belgium, end of life, euthanasia
Almost one in 20 people in northern Belgium died using euthanasia in 2013.

21 March 2015 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, New York Times, USA
NYTimes highlights anger of Diana Rehm.

21 March 2015 | Link
tags: IVF
Australian health authorities are investigating an Italian man who practiced as a gynaecologist and IVF expert in Melbourne for more than a decade.

Xavier Symons | 14 March 2015 | Link
tags: organ trafficking, UK
A number of cases of organ trafficking have been reported in the UK.

Xavier Symons | 14 March 2015 | Link
tags: euthanasia, France, palliative sedation, passive euthanasia, withdrawal of life support
France is set to debate a bill that would legalise terminal sedation.

14 March 2015 | Link
tags: informed consent, UK
No treatment without consent, says judge.



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