Defending 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.
Executed prisoners may be part of cadaver exhibition
A human rights group is calling on Canadian authorities to investigate the possible use of executed Chinese prisoners in an exhibition of ‘plastinated’ corpses.
Rates of IVF continue to grow
A new healthcare analytics report has revealed just how big the IVF market is, and how big it is set to become.
Theology and bioethics 2: Pope Francis
The new Pope's first encyclical refers to abortion and euthanasia.
UN debates use of killer robots
The ethics of using killer robots is adding a new subspeciality to bioethics.
Inside the “fortress of death”
Dr Gunther von Hagens and his controversial Body Worlds exhibitions of plasticised human bodies and body parts have been out of the news for a couple of years. An interview in Wired with von Hagens at his German factory suggests that financial difficulties and illness are the reasons why.
Blow to Germany’s animal lovers
Germany is a very big blip on the radar of BioEdge’s Reproductive Revolution Weirdness Watch this week.
Powdered baby flesh sold to South Koreans
Thousands of drug capsules made from powdered baby flesh in China have been confiscated by South Korea customs agents. They were manufactured in northern China and smuggled in as stamina boosters. There were 35 attempts since last August, involving 17,450 capsules. Customs officials said that no one had been arrested, because the material, which contained bacteria and other harmful substances, was only intended for personal use.
“Human dignity”: more action in the trenches
A bioethicist at Weill Cornell Medical College has fired another salvo in the battle of human dignity. Writing in the May issue of the journal Bioethics, she dissects earlier arguments and finds them wanting.
The danger of being a doctor in a war zone
Dr Abd-al-Razzaq Jbeiro, secretary-general of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, was shot and killed two weeks ago on a highway near Damascus.
France bans plastinated body exhibits
Contrary to human dignity, says high court
Pope defends human dignity as foundation of bioethics
Catholic views under attack
Where did the bodies come from?
The Lancet asks questions
Animals may get their own lawyers in Switzerland
But what about children?
Another blast at “human dignity”
A straw in the wind for Canada’s euthanasia debate?
Human dignity under fire again in leading bioethics journal
Animal rights theorist calls for an "undignified bioethics"