Abortion and Down syndrome are on the agenda for presidential hopefuls.
US policy analysts are questioning how authorities should deal with the hundreds of thousands that have been abandoned or have a disputed legal status.
A Virginia 'sperm donor' has been granted custody of his genetic child after deciding he wanted to be a father.
There has been a dramatic rise in the number of brain-technology patents in the US.
Renown academic and presidential advisor Nita Farahany recently spoke with BioEdge about neuroscience and the law.
The Pew Research Centre has released revealing new statistics on opinions about the death penalty in the US.
A New York State judge has ordered Stony Brook University to justify its detention of two chimpanzees.
An on-line poll of readers of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the majority of American doctors are against physician-assisted suicide (PAS)
With legal surrogate mothers in short supply, gay and single men in the US are paying as much as US$175,000 for the privilege of raising their own child.
The cost of giving birth in the US is the highest of any industrialized nation
On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) called on pediatricians in the US to provide advice to all adolescent patients about emergency contraception, and to prescribe it to girls under 17 in advance.
The “surprisingly coordinated underground world of assisted suicide”
The dark side of American surrogacy.
The Waiting Room is a wrenching documentary made in 2010 about the crowded emergency room of Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. Unlike other depictions of the American healthcare system, this is detached and dispassionate. But what emerges is the impression that at least some parts of it are in crisis. Filmed over five months, it creates a composite picture of a single day in the hospital. This seems well worth watching!
Many on-line human egg brokers do not adhere to ethical guidelines drawn up by the peak IVF body in the US, a survey published in the journal Fertility & Sterility has found.
Did the assassination of Osama bin Laden have an unintended victim: the global campaign to eliminate polio?
Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn are wrestling with the question of genetic testing -- and what should and should not be revealed to people who use it.
A US appeals court has put the price of bone marrow at about US$3,000 in a ruling that now makes it legal to purchase bone marrow.
Radburn Royer, of Minnesota, donated his kidney to his daughter Erika after her lupus caused kidney failure. Now 31, Erika is fine, but her physically active 53-year-old father has been unable to obtain private health insurance.
The landmark Baby M case -- a messy affair in which a surrogate refused to give away her parental rights to the child she carried -- swung an international spotlight on surrogate mothers' rights in New Jersey.
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