September Archive


28 September 2014 | Link
tags: Mexico, same-sex adoption, same-sex parenting, surrogacy
With India and Thailand, the destination of choice for people seeking surrogate mothers, closing their doors to foreigners, where has the market gone?

28 September 2014 | Link
tags: 23andme, genetic testing, paternity tests
You cannot possibly improve on this headline: “With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce”.

28 September 2014 | Link
tags: VIP syndrome
The unexpected death of American comedienne Joan Rivers may have been an example of the baneful effects of the “VIP syndrome”.

28 September 2014 | Link
tags: egg donation, gamete donation, sperm donation
IVF doctors have updated guidelines for gamete donation in the light of a growing recognition that offspring have a right to their genetic heritage.

27 September 2014 | Link
tags: bioethics, Christian bioethics
One of the puzzling features of bioethics is that its “founders” were nearly all Christians, but Christian bioethics has become a marginal interest. Why?

27 September 2014 | Link
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
An elderly Belgian man and wife are preparing to be euthanized together. They explain why in a startling interview.

20 September 2014 | Link
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
A decision which raises many questions.

20 September 2014 | Link
tags: Ebola, heroism
A field worker describes her day-to-day work.

20 September 2014 | Link
tags: media, mitochondrial replacement, three-parent embryos
New Scientist magazine does an ethical back flip.

20 September 2014 | Link
tags: enhancement, Julian Savulescu, love, love drug
If love needs drugs, is it still love?

20 September 2014 | Link
tags: Joan Rivers, medical misconduct
Did doctor take selfie during operation?

20 September 2014 | Link
tags: commercialization, surrogacy
An Israeli bioethicist is organising a conference on the rapidly growing market in surrogate mothers and babies.

20 September 2014 | Link
tags: abortion, Ireland, media, Savita Halappanavar
The Indian dentist’s death was misrepresented.

13 September 2014 | Link
tags: autonomy, human dignity
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.

12 September 2014 | Link
tags: Ebola, public health
Wrapped into US President Barack Obama’s speech on the threat posed by ISIS in the Middle East was a commitment to send the US Army to West Africa to contain the Ebola epidemic.



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