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

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

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

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

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

13 Dec 2014 |
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.

6 Dec 2014 |
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.

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

6 Dec 2014 |
tags: euthanasia, infant euthanasia
Two of the leading voices in bioethics go head-to-head.

5 Dec 2014 |
tags: limitations of science, politicization of science, social psychology
The ratio of liberals to conservatives in social psychology is absurdly lopsided, says a leading academic.

30 Nov 2014 |
tags: informed consent, scientific misconduct, stem cells
Shades of Hwang Woo-suk.

29 Nov 2014 |
tags: DNA data base, genetic privacy, Russia
Politicians from a minor nationalist party want the government to file fingerprints and DNA profiles of every Russian citizen.

29 Nov 2014 |
tags: gene of the week, genetics
More evidence that articles about genetic determinism are positively correlated with provocative headlines.

29 Nov 2014 |
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands, organ donation
The number of organs available for transplant in the Netherlands could double.

28 Nov 2014 |
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, Nazi doctors, Wim Distelmans
About 70 people accompanied Belgian euthanasia doctor Wim Distelmans on his tour of Auschwitz last month.

28 Nov 2014 |
tags: assisted suicide, commercialization
Assisted suicide is an idea which keeps evolving.

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