24 Jan 2015 |
tags: animal rights, animal welfare
The Obama Administration has reacted swiftly to a scathing report on animal welfare at a Federal government laboratory in Nebraska

24 Jan 2015 |
tags: gender stereotypes, virginity tests
While virginity tests for unmarried women have been universally regarded as unethical in Western countries, the practice is spreading in immigrant communities.

24 Jan 2015 |
tags: designer babies, genetic engineering
Novel techniques of editing the genome have inspired some British scientists to call for a public debate on designer babies.

24 Jan 2015 |
tags: gender stereotypes, racial stereotypes, skin colour
In many countries, especially South Asia, a preference for lighter skin predates European colonialism.

24 Jan 2015 |
tags: assisted suicide, autonomy, euthanasia, free will, physician assisted death
Why wait for the perfect public health system?

24 Jan 2015 |
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
Third time in a year for the Levenseindekliniek in The Hague.

24 Jan 2015 |
tags: euthanasia, France
President Francois Hollande and the prime minister, Manuel Valls, both support liberalising the law.

17 Jan 2015 |
tags: gender, Thailand
Thailand is likely to recognize a third gender in its new constitution.

17 Jan 2015 |
tags: determination of death, Germany, organ donation
Doctors in a hospital in Bremen had already made an incision when they discovered that a deceased donor was still alive

17 Jan 2015 |
tags: artificial insemination, Hollywood
Hollywood tittle-tattle is not the most reliable source, but, like all tittle-tattle, it’s fascinating.

17 Jan 2015 |
tags: artificial insemination, Cuba, diplomacy
Artificial insemination helped in the thaw in relations between Cuba and the US.

17 Jan 2015 |
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
This PBS video gives an insight into the issues and personalities behind Belgium’s euthanasia regime.

11 Jan 2015 |
tags: bioethics, obituaries, USA
A tough politician, he also influenced debates on abortion, the death penalty and euthanasia.

11 Jan 2015 |
tags: informed consent, minors
Officials say that this is the only way to save her life; she and her mother contend that it is vile and intrusive.

10 Jan 2015 |
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
The Belgian justice minister has refused to allow convicted rapist Frank Van den Bleeken to undergo euthanasia.

10 Jan 2015 |
tags: euthanasia, Germany, mercy killing
A German male nurse has admitted to a psychiatrist that he gave lethal injections to show off his “excellent” resuscitation skills.

10 Jan 2015 |
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
Tribunal rules that his activities would undermine public confidence in the medical profession and pose a serious risk to public safety.

10 Jan 2015 |
tags: Australia, contraception, population control
Make women responsible, says Gary Johns.

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.

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