25 Oct 2014 |
tags: assisted suicide, UK
She was afraid that the other alternative, a drug overdose, would not work and she wanted to die at home, not in Switzerland, where assisted suicide is legal.

25 Oct 2014 |
tags: clinical trials, Communism, East Germany
Informed consent was not completely ignored in the 1980s, researchers find.

25 Oct 2014 |
tags: conflict of interest
Aaron E. Carroll, a blogger at The Incidental Economist, summarises recent research about conflicts of interest.

25 Oct 2014 |
tags: Ebola, quarantine
Hundreds of foreign healthcare workers have been shuttling in and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa.

18 Oct 2014 |
tags: serial killers
A 42-year-old Italian nurse has been arrested in the northern city of Lugo.

18 Oct 2014 |
tags: Sweden, womb transplant
Doctors at the University of Gothenburg, in Sweden, have delivered the first baby to have been gestated in a transplanted womb.

18 Oct 2014 |
tags: surrogacy, Sweden
Swedish feminists have issued a policy paper condemning commercial surrogacy and calling for a government ban.

17 Oct 2014 |
tags: egg freezing, IVF
Responsible doctors should not be recommending egg freezing to perfectly healthy young women who have no medically indicated need.

11 Oct 2014 |
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
Euthanasia now represents over 3% of all Dutch deaths.

11 Oct 2014 |
tags: Argentina, baby theft, los desaparecidos
Two doctors and a midwife are on trial for their role for adopting out babies and "disappearing" their mothers.

11 Oct 2014 |
tags: gene of the week, genetic determinism, pedophilia
A Rutgers law professor is protesting against unjust discrimination.

11 Oct 2014 |
tags: films, Hwang Woo-suk, Korea
Korea faces up to the biggest science fraud in decades.

11 Oct 2014 |
tags: astronaut bioethics, space ethics
Star Trek fans are familiar with ethical dilemmas in deep space. But for groups planning a Mars expedition, these are not hypothetical.

28 Sep 2014 |
tags: Mexico, same-sex adoption, same-sex parenting, surrogacy
With India and Thailand, the destination of choice for people seeking surrogate mothers, closing their doors to foreigners, where has the market gone?

28 Sep 2014 |
tags: 23andme, genetic testing, paternity tests
You cannot possibly improve on this headline: “With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce”.

28 Sep 2014 |
tags: VIP syndrome
The unexpected death of American comedienne Joan Rivers may have been an example of the baneful effects of the “VIP syndrome”.

28 Sep 2014 |
tags: egg donation, gamete donation, sperm donation
IVF doctors have updated guidelines for gamete donation in the light of a growing recognition that offspring have a right to their genetic heritage.

27 Sep 2014 |
tags: bioethics, Christian bioethics
One of the puzzling features of bioethics is that its “founders” were nearly all Christians, but Christian bioethics has become a marginal interest. Why?

27 Sep 2014 |
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
An elderly Belgian man and wife are preparing to be euthanized together. They explain why in a startling interview.

20 Sep 2014 |
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
A decision which raises many questions.

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