December Archive


Xavier Symons | 20 December 2014 | Link
tags: animal rights, law, personhood
The argument about non-human personhood has surfaced once again – this time in a New York State Supreme Court.

20 December 2014 | Link
tags: Arthur Caplan, bioethics, media
Arthur Caplan’s brisk summary of the history of bioethics in the latest issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics is decidedly upbeat.

20 December 2014 | Link
tags: bioethics, Julian Savulescu, Peter Singer, utilitarianism
Julian Savulescu's sombre lament for the field he loves.

Xavier Symons | 20 December 2014 | Link
tags:
Bioethicist Udo Schuklenk has come under fire following the publication of a conference paper in which he advocated neonatal euthanasia in certain extreme circumstances.

20 December 2014 | Link
tags: science fraud, science publishing, STAP cells
Yet another stem cell dream has been shattered for ever.

20 December 2014 | Link
tags: determining death, India
The body of Ashutosh Maharaj lies in refrigeration while his followers wrangle with the courts.

20 December 2014 | Link
tags: euthanasia, organ donation, Switzerland
Why waste valuable organs?

14 December 2014 | Link
tags: 911, human rights, military ethics, torture
Two psychologists contracted by the CIA to create enhanced interrogation techniques for al-Qaeda detainees have come under fire for violating human rights and medical ethics.

14 December 2014 | Link
tags: Islamic State, organ trafficking
A doctor in Mosul has told Al-Monitor that a large-scale racket was being run out of local hospitals.

14 December 2014 | Link
tags: co-parenting, IVF, sperm donation
You’ve heard of hook-up sites for people who just want sex, but not marriage and kids. But sites for people who just want kids, but not marriage and sex?

14 December 2014 | Link
tags: pregnant man, transgender
Transgender studies is a field which comes up with many surprises.

13 December 2014 | Link
tags: Canada, conscience, conscientious objection
A draft policy of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario demands that physicians must provide services to prevent imminent “harm, suffering and/or deterioration,” even if doing so is contrary to their moral beliefs.

Xavier Symons | 13 December 2014 | Link
tags: politics and bioethics, transhumanism
Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan answers some tricky questions from his critics.

06 December 2014 | Link
tags: bariatric surgery, obesity, UK
A quarter of Britons are obese, fuelling a rise in cases of type 2 diabetes, as well as heart disease, fatty liver disease and cancer.

06 December 2014 | Link
tags: Peru, population control
Showcasing an interactive documentary about women and men who were sterilised in Peru in the mid-1990s by population controllers.



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