January Archive


24 January 2015 | Link
tags: animal rights, animal welfare
The Obama Administration has reacted swiftly to a scathing report on animal welfare at a Federal government laboratory in Nebraska

24 January 2015 | Link
tags: gender stereotypes, virginity tests
While virginity tests for unmarried women have been universally regarded as unethical in Western countries, the practice is spreading in immigrant communities.

24 January 2015 | Link
tags: designer babies, genetic engineering
Novel techniques of editing the genome have inspired some British scientists to call for a public debate on designer babies.

24 January 2015 | Link
tags: gender stereotypes, racial stereotypes, skin colour
In many countries, especially South Asia, a preference for lighter skin predates European colonialism.

24 January 2015 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, autonomy, euthanasia, free will, physician assisted death
Why wait for the perfect public health system?

Xavier Symons | 24 January 2015 | Link
tags: libertarianism, synthetic biology, synthetic life
One San Francisco geek is set on 'democratising creation'.

Xavier Symons | 24 January 2015 | Link
tags: death penalty, Oklahoma, USA
The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear a case on the constitutionality of a new execution method being used in Oklahoma correctional facilities.

Xavier Symons | 24 January 2015 | Link
tags: China, gender ratio, population control
China's government has made its strongest statement yet about gender imbalance.

24 January 2015 | Link
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
Third time in a year for the Levenseindekliniek in The Hague.

24 January 2015 | Link
tags: euthanasia, France
President Francois Hollande and the prime minister, Manuel Valls, both support liberalising the law.

17 January 2015 | Link
tags: gender, Thailand
Thailand is likely to recognize a third gender in its new constitution.

Xavier Symons | 17 January 2015 | Link
tags: conflict of interest, scientific journalism
Should we always blame the journalist for poor science reporting? Perhaps not, according to a new BMJ study.

17 January 2015 | Link
tags: determination of death, Germany, organ donation
Doctors in a hospital in Bremen had already made an incision when they discovered that a deceased donor was still alive

17 January 2015 | Link
tags: artificial insemination, Hollywood
Hollywood tittle-tattle is not the most reliable source, but, like all tittle-tattle, it’s fascinating.

17 January 2015 | Link
tags: artificial insemination, Cuba, diplomacy
Artificial insemination helped in the thaw in relations between Cuba and the US.



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