April Archive


Michael Cook | 11 April 2014 |
tags: belgium, euthanasia
“Shortening the dying process by administering sedatives beyond what is needed for patient comfort can be not only acceptable but in many cases desirable”.

Xavier Symons | 12 April 2014 |
tags: futurism, life extension, transhumanism
An introduction to cryonics and attendant bioethical issues.

Xavier Symons | 12 April 2014 |
tags: Dignitas, end of life, euthanasia, existential suffering
A retired British art teacher has had herself euthanased in Switzerland, citing weariness of the modern world as her reason for suicide.

Xavier Symons | 12 April 2014 |
tags: ageing population, elderly care, public policy
The elderly care crisis is set to worsen, according to an alarming editorial published in The Lancet this month.

Xavier Symons | 12 April 2014 |
tags: harm, torture
Human rights activist Leonard Rubenstein has called for the release of a report on CIA torture which sheds light on doctors' participation.

Michael Cook | 11 April 2014 |
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Jack Kevorkian
The paintings may give some insight into the mind of Kevorkian, a doctor who claimed that he had helped 130 people to die over 20 years.

Michael Cook | 11 April 2014 |
tags: Canada, euthanasia, Quebec
After the April 7 election, there may be less appetite for the controversial policy.

Michael Cook | 11 April 2014 |
tags: genetic screening, genetic testing
An American businesswoman and an Ivy League scientist have teamed up to create a sophisticated service for reducing genetic diseases for lesbian couples and single women.

Michael Cook | 11 April 2014 |
tags: scientific misconduct, stem cells
The Japanese woman at the centre of the latest stem cell scandal, Haruko Obokata, has apologised tearfully for her “carelessness, ignorance and immaturity”.

Michael Cook | 05 April 2014 |
tags: research ethics, research misconduct, stem cell ethics, stem cells
Once again, a promising method comes unstuck after allegations of scientific misconduct.

Michael Cook | 05 April 2014 |
tags: peer review, research ethics, stem cells
How could a 30-year-old junior researcher at a leading institute report incredible results in the world’s leading science journal despite dubious data?

Michael Cook | 05 April 2014 |
tags: peer review, research ethics
Here is a quick and helpful video overview of concerns with the peer review process.

Michael Cook | 05 April 2014 |
tags: Australia, gender, gender identity
The Australian High Court has ruled that people can be officially recognised as a non-specific sex.

Xavier Symons | 04 April 2014 |
tags: crime, organ trafficking
Mexican authorities have accused the Knights Templar crime syndicate of kidnapping children to harvest their organs.

Xavier Symons | 04 April 2014 |
tags: embryo, human dignity, IVF
A new healthcare analytics report has revealed just how big the IVF market is, and how big it is set to become.



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