Jared Yee

Jared Yee | 30 Jun 2012 |
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, euthanasia
The Canadian Medical Association Journal says that euthanasia is "therapeutic homicide" which requires extremely robust arguments to justify it.

Jared Yee | 23 Jun 2012 |
tags: eugenics
North Carolina's effort to compensate victims of a widespread and decades-long eugenics program that extended into the 1970s was derailed in the State Senate this week.

Jared Yee | 23 Jun 2012 |
tags: genetic testing, genetics, racism
The Hungarian Medical Research Council (ETT), which advises the government on health policy, has asked public prosecutors to investigate a genetic-testing company that confirmed that a member of parliament was of pure Hungarian stock and did not have Jewish or Roma heritage.

Jared Yee | 23 Jun 2012 |
tags: assisted suicide, Switzerland
The French-speaking Swiss canton of Vaud will become the first to introduce a law which explicitly allows assisted suicide.

Jared Yee | 21 Jun 2012 |
tags: polio, politics and bioethics
Bioethicist Art Caplan has denounced international silence after a powerful Taliban leader in northern Pakistan banned the vaccination of 161,000 children against polio.

Jared Yee | 16 Jun 2012 |
tags: criminal activity
A notorious serial killer and rapist died in an Irish jail last month at the age of 69 after spending more than three years in a coma.

Jared Yee | 16 Jun 2012 |
tags: sperm donation
A Canadian man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple has said he signed a deal with them "under duress" is now demanding the courts recognise him as a father with liberal access rights.

Jared Yee | 16 Jun 2012 |
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
Euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke, founder of Exit International, fears he will lose his medical licence over his involvement in the death of an Australian woman suffering from motor neuron disease.

Jared Yee | 16 Jun 2012 |
tags: organ donation, organ transplants, US
Radburn Royer, of Minnesota, donated his kidney to his daughter Erika after her lupus caused kidney failure. Now 31, Erika is fine, but her physically active 53-year-old father has been unable to obtain private health insurance.

Jared Yee | 9 Jun 2012 |
tags: organ market, organ trafficking, organ transplants
The financial crisis in Europe has sparked an increase in the trade of human body parts, as families and individuals scramble to put food on the table.

Jared Yee | 9 Jun 2012 |
tags: law, surrogacy, US
The landmark Baby M case -- a messy affair in which a surrogate refused to give away her parental rights to the child she carried -- swung an international spotlight on surrogate mothers' rights in New Jersey.

Jared Yee | 9 Jun 2012 |
tags: genetic diseases, genetic parentage, genetic screening, genetic testing, UK
Children with three genetic parents could become reality in the UK.

Jared Yee | 9 Jun 2012 |
tags: genetic privacy, privacy
Science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon has rekindled the debate over whether it's a good idea to "barcode" infants at birth.

Jared Yee | 2 Jun 2012 |
tags: abortion, Spain
A Spanish doctor has been ordered to pay child support after a failed abortion.

Jared Yee | 2 Jun 2012 |
tags: organ market, organ trafficking, transplant surgery
A worldwide illegal trade in kidneys is sharply expanding, according to the World Health Organisation.

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