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.

20 Sep 2014 |
tags: Ebola, heroism
A field worker describes her day-to-day work.

20 Sep 2014 |
tags: media, mitochondrial replacement, three-parent embryos
New Scientist magazine does an ethical back flip.

20 Sep 2014 |
tags: enhancement, Julian Savulescu, love, love drug
If love needs drugs, is it still love?

20 Sep 2014 |
tags: Joan Rivers, medical misconduct
Did doctor take selfie during operation?

20 Sep 2014 |
tags: commercialization, surrogacy
An Israeli bioethicist is organising a conference on the rapidly growing market in surrogate mothers and babies.

20 Sep 2014 |
tags: abortion, Ireland, media, Savita Halappanavar
The Indian dentist’s death was misrepresented.

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.

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