English barrister and medical ethicist Charles Foster has penned defence of “human dignity” as the foundation of bioethics in the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics.
A human rights group is calling on Canadian authorities to investigate the possible use of executed Chinese prisoners in an exhibition of ‘plastinated’ corpses.
A new healthcare analytics report has revealed just how big the IVF market is, and how big it is set to become.
The new Pope's first encyclical refers to abortion and euthanasia.
The ethics of using killer robots is adding a new subspeciality to bioethics.
Dr Gunther von Hagens and his controversial Body Worlds exhibitions of plasticised human bodies and body parts have been out of the news for a couple of years. An interview in Wired with von Hagens at his German factory suggests that financial difficulties and illness are the reasons why.
Germany is a very big blip on the radar of BioEdge’s Reproductive Revolution Weirdness Watch this week.
Thousands of drug capsules made from powdered baby flesh in China have been confiscated by South Korea customs agents. They were manufactured in northern China and smuggled in as stamina boosters. There were 35 attempts since last August, involving 17,450 capsules. Customs officials said that no one had been arrested, because the material, which contained bacteria and other harmful substances, was only intended for personal use.
A bioethicist at Weill Cornell Medical College has fired another salvo in the battle of human dignity. Writing in the May issue of the journal Bioethics, she dissects earlier arguments and finds them wanting.
Dr Abd-al-Razzaq Jbeiro, secretary-general of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, was shot and killed two weeks ago on a highway near Damascus.
Contrary to human dignity, says high court
Catholic views under attack
The Lancet asks questions
But what about children?
A straw in the wind for Canada’s euthanasia debate?
Animal rights theorist calls for an "undignified bioethics"