13 Sep 2014 |
tags: autonomy, 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.

12 Sep 2014 |
tags: Ebola, public health
Wrapped into US President Barack Obama’s speech on the threat posed by ISIS in the Middle East was a commitment to send the US Army to West Africa to contain the Ebola epidemic.

12 Sep 2014 |
tags: Ebola, public health
It’s all very well to sit in an armchair and bloviate about Ebola. If you are a doctor or a nurse or a hospital cleaner with a dying patient in the next room, it is an altogether different question.

6 Sep 2014 |
tags: cytoplasmic transfer, mitochondrial replacement
About 30 children conceived from this technique have been born, 17 of them from an American IVF clinic between 1996 and 2002.

6 Sep 2014 |
tags: mitochondrial replacement, three-parent embryos, UK
In a terse summary of objections to the practice of mitochondrial transfer to prevent serious diseases Sir Edward Leigh, a Conservative MP, told the House of Common this week.

5 Sep 2014 |
tags: fertility, transgender, transgender children
This month’s issue of LGBT Health contains a fascinating interview with two Boston fertility specialists who cater for gays and lesbians who want to become parents.

5 Sep 2014 |
tags: biological clock, commercialization, egg freezing, IVF
Commercialisation of IVF is crossing new frontiers in New York with “egg freezing parties” for career women who want to keep their options open.

5 Sep 2014 |
tags: euthanasia, Germany, Nazi doctors
It is striking piece of modern architecture: a 30-metre-long wall of blue glass in the open air near the Berlin Philharmonic.

30 Aug 2014 |
tags: Ebola, public health
The war on Ebola is creating heroes.

30 Aug 2014 |
tags: euthanasia, levenseindekliniek, Netherlands
A Dutch euthanasia clinic is being investigated for helping an elderly woman to die because she did not want to live in a nursing home.

30 Aug 2014 |
tags: surrogacy
Aussies are not the only “heartless bastards” in the world of surrogacy.

23 Aug 2014 |
tags: assisted suicide, suicide tourism, Switzerland
The numbers of ‘suicide tourists’ going to Switzerland to take their own lives has doubled in four years, reports a study published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

23 Aug 2014 |
tags: clinical trials, Ebola, public health
How to deal with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa seems to be splitting bioethicists.

23 Aug 2014 |
tags: ethics of war, Gaza, Israel, publication ethics, The Lancet
The war between Hamas in Gaza and Israel has been treated very gingerly by most of the major medical journals. Except The Lancet.

23 Aug 2014 |
tags: birth control, Iran, population control
Iran is to ban vasectomies and female sterilization in an effort to reverse its plummeting birth rate

22 Aug 2014 |
tags: abortion, Down syndrome, Peter Singer, Richard Dawkins
Dawkins is in hot water again after asserting on Twitter that it is “immoral” to allow Down Syndrome babies to be born.

22 Aug 2014 |
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia
A fascinating article in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy argues that rich white men are also vulnerable to euthanasia.

16 Aug 2014 |
tags: artificial reproduction, Australia, commercial surrogacy, surrogacy
Australian law could be revised to allow more than one parent, if recommendations in a major report are accepted by the government.

16 Aug 2014 |
tags: Italy, IVF, IVF mixup
An Italian judge has settled a bitter custody battle for IVF twins by awarding them to the birth mother.

16 Aug 2014 |
tags: commercial surrogacy, surrogacy, Thailand
The new Thai military government is moving swiftly to crush the lucrative surrogacy industry.

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