February Archive


07 February 2016 | Link
tags: fraud, stem cell research, stem cells
Celebrity surgeon Paolo Macchiarini under fire in Sweden and the US

06 February 2016 | Link
tags: artificial gametes, Nuffield Council on Bioethics, UK
The Nuffield Council has produced an intriguing white paper.

06 February 2016 | Link
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
Is autism grounds for a lethal injection?

06 February 2016 | Link
tags: malfeasance, pain-killers
Will this have a chilling effect on doctors?

06 February 2016 | Link
tags: egg freezing, sperm banks, US military
Part of making the military “family friendly”

Xavier Symons | 06 February 2016 | Link
tags: abortion, birth control, epidemics, Zika
As concern mounts about the spread of the Zika virus, groups around the world are suggesting radical measures for North and South America.

Xavier Symons | 06 February 2016 | Link
tags: gender, mitochondrial replacement, three-parent embryos, US
The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has recommended that US government allow mitochondrial DNA transfer in male embryos.

Xavier Symons | 06 February 2016 | Link
tags: CRISPR, embryo research, gene editing, UK
Developmental biologist Kathy Niakan has received permission from the UK HFEA to edit the genome of embryos.

Xavier Symons | 06 February 2016 | Link
tags: Belgium, law, paternity, paternity tests
A Belgian court has granted Delphine Boel, a 46-year-old artist currently living in the UK, the right to seek legal recognition of her alleged royal parentage.

January Archive


Xavier Symons | 30 January 2016 | Link
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, Wim Distelmans
The number of euthanasia cases in Belgium exceeded two thousand in 2015.

Xavier Symons | 30 January 2016 | Link
tags: commercial surrogacy, France, surrogacy, surrogacy law
A French surrogate mother has been arrested for fraud after lying to two gay couples about the death of their children.

Xavier Symons | 30 January 2016 | Link
tags: abortion, Brazil, epidemics, Zika
The abortion debate has been reignited in Brazil amid fears about severe birth defects linked to the Zika virus.

Xavier Symons | 30 January 2016 | Link
tags: forced sterilization, informed consent, sterilization, US
A new documentary tells the story of several mexican women who in the late 1960s and early 1970s were sterilized in US hospitals.

Xavier Symons | 30 January 2016 | Link
tags: abortion, David Daleiden, law, Planned Parenthood, US
Pro-life activist David Daleiden has been indicted by a Grand Jury in Harris County, Texas.

29 January 2016 | Link
tags: eugenics, sperm donation, UK
It excludes donors with history of certain diseases.



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