A British GP caught in a newspaper sting suspended for three months after authorising a sex-selective abortion.
Bioethicist Bonnie Steinbock suggests assisted death for psychiatric cases is the logical consequence of current euthanasia legislation.
US genetic testing company 23andMe has been given limited FDA approval to provide inherited disease profiles for customers.
The High Court of the UK has ordered a donor-conceived-girl to develop a relationship with her gay father – and his partner.
A UK High Court has ruled that two severely intellectually disabled Iraqi twins must have their life support switched off, despite objection from their parents.
The High Court of Australia has ruled that Myriad Genetics does not have the right to patent the BRCA1 breast cancer gene.
A US county court has rejected a wrongful birth case lodged by a same-sex couple who were mistakenly given sperm from a black donor.
A gay couple are fighting for the right to take their newborn out of Thailand.
The French senate has rejected a bill that would legalise ‘deep sedation’.
US policy analysts are questioning how authorities should deal with the hundreds of thousands that have been abandoned or have a disputed legal status.
The Arnhem Court of Appeal has cleared a 74-year-old Dutch man who helped his mother commit suicide
A Virginia 'sperm donor' has been granted custody of his genetic child after deciding he wanted to be a father.
A South African judge has defended a ruling he made in favor of assisted suicide.
Renown academic and presidential advisor Nita Farahany recently spoke with BioEdge about neuroscience and the law.
On Thursday a South African court ruled that a 65-year-old man should be allowed to undergo assisted suicide.
A New York State judge has ordered Stony Brook University to justify its detention of two chimpanzees.
The argument about non-human personhood has surfaced once again – this time in a New York State Supreme Court.
Oscar Pistorius has been told that disability is not a defence. He has been cleared of murder, but may be given a lengthy sentence for manslaughter.
A child-custody battle between actor Jason Patric and ex-girlfriend Danielle Schrieber has highlighted significant deficiencies in Californian IVF law.
What if we could erase our own memories? This scenario has largely remained within the realm of science fiction (consider films like Total Recall and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). A new article in the Journal of Medical Ethics takes it as a serious possibility, and offers a novel legal perspective on the ethics of memory alteration.
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