A group of scientists in the US are continuing to conduct research on human-animal hybrid embryos, despite a moratorium on funding from the National Institutes of Health.
A woman in India thought to be in her 70s has given birth to a baby boy
The State government New South Wales is considering tightening rules regulating embryo donation
Two UK doctors have called for a sweeping review of adolescent consent protocols.
A now-deceased Canadian assisted dying activist has admitted to breaking Canadian law and killing eight people seeking euthanasia.
Ethicists and doctors have slammed recently passed legislation in the Australian state of Victoria that will revoke the anonymity of sperm donors.
In academic discourse the merits of regulating smoking are a forgone conclusion. The question under debate now is how to regulate.
Canada's High Court has authorised provincial courts to arbitrate on requests for euthanasia.
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.
Pro-life activist David Daleiden has been indicted by a Grand Jury in Harris County, Texas.
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.
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