October Archive


18 October 2014 | Link
tags: serial killers
A 42-year-old Italian nurse has been arrested in the northern city of Lugo.

18 October 2014 | Link
tags: Sweden, womb transplant
Doctors at the University of Gothenburg, in Sweden, have delivered the first baby to have been gestated in a transplanted womb.

18 October 2014 | Link
tags: surrogacy, Sweden
Swedish feminists have issued a policy paper condemning commercial surrogacy and calling for a government ban.

Xavier Symons | 18 October 2014 | Link
tags: Ebola, quarantine
Bioethicists are debating the ethics of quarantine as governments around the world move to contain the spread of Ebola.

Xavier Symons | 18 October 2014 | Link
tags: Ebola, hysteria, social psychology
As the Ebola outbreak grows in scale – with cases now reported in Spain and the US – experts are becoming increasingly concerned about public hysteria.

Xavier Symons | 18 October 2014 | Link
tags: Animal rights, bestiality, Denmark
Denmark plans to ban bestiality – a practice that has long been illegal in other European nations.

Xavier Symons | 17 October 2014 | Link
tags: egg freezing, informed consent
With egg freezing rapidly becoming a fashionable and convenient reproductive option, the Harvard Law review has published a circumspect article on the dangers of this form of fertility preservation.

17 October 2014 | Link
tags: egg freezing, IVF
Responsible doctors should not be recommending egg freezing to perfectly healthy young women who have no medically indicated need.

11 October 2014 | Link
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
Euthanasia now represents over 3% of all Dutch deaths.

11 October 2014 | Link
tags: Argentina, baby theft, los desaparecidos
Two doctors and a midwife are on trial for their role for adopting out babies and "disappearing" their mothers.

11 October 2014 | Link
tags: gene of the week, genetic determinism, pedophilia
A Rutgers law professor is protesting against unjust discrimination.

11 October 2014 | Link
tags: films, Hwang Woo-suk, Korea
Korea faces up to the biggest science fraud in decades.

11 October 2014 | Link
tags: astronaut bioethics, space ethics
Star Trek fans are familiar with ethical dilemmas in deep space. But for groups planning a Mars expedition, these are not hypothetical.

Xavier Symons | 11 October 2014 | Link
tags: dead donor rule
A study in the Journal of Medical Ethics claims that the US public is in favour of waiving the dead donor rule in certain circumstances.

Xavier Symons | 11 October 2014 | Link
tags: infertility, womb transplant
A woman in Sweden has become the first person to give birth after a womb transplant.



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