February Archive


25 February 2017 | Link
tags: donald trump, politicization of science, science policy, usa
But some fire back in support of the new President

25 February 2017 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, canada, euthanasia, quebec
A murder case sparks a debate

25 February 2017 | Link
tags: interviews, peter singer
Excerpts from a great interview in the Journal of Practical Ethics

Xavier Symons | 25 February 2017 | Link
tags: crispr, gene editing, law, patents, us
Elite US universities are fighting over a patent for CRISPR-Cas9 technology.

Xavier Symons | 25 February 2017 | Link
tags: australia, cambodia, commercial surrogacy, surrogacy
Surrogacy in Australia is experiencing a quiet boom.

Xavier Symons | 25 February 2017 | Link
tags: consent, force-feeding, law, palliative care
A 30-year-old anorexic and bulimic woman has died after a court denied a request that she be force-fed.

24 February 2017 | Link
tags: immortality, zoltan istvan
And what sort of problems would it cause?

18 February 2017 | Link
tags: advance directives, living wills, murders, us
Missouri lawyer acquitted of her father’s murder even though she forged his advance directive

Xavier Symons | 18 February 2017 | Link
tags: crispr, embryo experimentation, gene editing, us
Human germline genome editing may be permissible following further research, says the NAS.

Xavier Symons | 18 February 2017 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, us, washington dc
Washington D.C.’s assisted suicide law has hit a major roadblock.

Xavier Symons | 18 February 2017 | Link
tags: clinical practice, elder care, opioids, psychiatry
The number of US retirees taking three or more psychotropic drugs has doubled between 2004 and 2013.

18 February 2017 | Link
tags: transgenderism
Is it a therapy or is it an enhancement?

18 February 2017 | Link
tags: torture, transgenderism
A UN agency suggests that it is

Xavier Symons | 18 February 2017 | Link
tags: antibiotics, prescription drugs, uk
Close to half of online pharmacies surveyed do not require a prescription for antibiotics.

18 February 2017 | Link
tags: sperm donation, usa
Nearly a third of donors would stop if anonymity were removed



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