Archive Bioethic news 2017


Euthanasia may be restricted to life expectancy of six months or less

Why germline genome editing may be discriminatory

New prenatal DNA test for Down's syndrome is more accurate and cheaper

Skin regeneration with insights

Bioethicist - History Tells Us CRISPR Fears Are Overblown

Should Patients With Dementia Be Able To Decline Spoon-Feeding?

Four ethical priorities for neurotechnologies and AI

Playing God - Are We Ready for a Genetically Modified Human Being?

Eugenics 2.0


'Incredible' editing of life's building blocks

Conjoined Twins Ethical Dilemma - When Parents Need to Sacrifice One Life For the Other

Pediatricians 'increasingly' being asked about assisted death for kids

Should physicians assist terminally ill patients with death by fasting?

Assisted dying - Victoria votes to approve voluntary euthanasia bill

Euthanasia bill passes Victorian parliament

Victorian parliament halts deputy premier from derailing euthanasia bill

Victoria continues euthanasia debate

Are people ready for human-made organs?

Exposing the contents of your genes

Can we teach robots ethics?

Gene Expression Study Raises Thorny Ethical Issues

Commission demands reform on experimental therapies

CRISPR Nanoparticles Repair Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Gene

Silicon Isn’t Just for Computers. It Can Make a Pretty Good Kidney, Too

Charlatans threaten stem cell research with unproven cures, say experts

Canadian doctors help 2 000 commit suicide in a year

Nurturing Controversy

We’re nearly ready to use CRISPR to target far more diseases

Clinical research


Opt-out organ donor system open to charges of ignoring informed consent

Electric zap ‘wakes’ man after 15 years in a vegetative state

Artificial Human Embryos Are Coming, and No One Knows How to Handle Them

CRISPR used to peer into human embryos' first days

Take Stock of Research Ethics in Human Genome Editing

Many People Thought to Be in ‘Vegetative’ Condition May Still Be Conscious

Book Review

Clinical trials often unregistered, unpublished

Synthetic genes are just a click away

Human genome data ‘should be open to all’

Human Stem Cells Fight Parkinson’s Disease in Monkeys

Screen all chromosomes in prenatal embryo testing, says study


FDA Approves First Gene Therapy for Leukemia

Study Shows Sequencing All 24 Chromosomes Reveals Rare Disorders

Organs on Chips

Chinese Scientists Say They’re Close to Trials Transplanting Pig Organs into Humans

Five Myths about Gene Editing

Why People May Have Pig Organs inside Them One Day

Will CRISPR Fears Fade with Familiarity?

Rewriting Life

The Australian Scientists Cracking the Genetic Code of Clinical Depression

Americans becoming open to human genome editing

Book Review


Doctors Plan Bold Test of Gene Therapy on Boys with Muscular Dystrophy

China s embrace of embryo selection raises thorny questions

New Blood Test May Be Able to Detect Cancers Earlier

“What Kind of Society Do You Want to Live in?"

A Major Blind Spot in Animal Testing Is Endangering the Lives of Women

Dutch coalition negotiations

Birth of CRISPR’d Pigs Advances Hopes for Turning Swine into Organ Donors

Euthanasia bill consistent with right to life, conscience and freedom of expression

Authors Retract Controversial NgAgo Gene-Editing Study

Researchers Call on Province to Fund Genetic Testing for Cerebral Palsy

Researchers Raise ‘Loneliness Epidemic’ as Major Threat to Public Health

5 Smartest Companies Analyzing Your DNA

Who Owns Pre-Embryos?

Healthcare Records Outlive Us. It’s Time to Decide What Happens to the Data Once We’re Gone

Grey matters

International genetics groups advocate germline CRISPR research

The Global Crackdown on Parents Who Refuse to Vaccines for Their Kids

Inside researchers amazing and terrifying gene editing discovery

Euthanasia Used for 4.5 Percent of Deaths in the Netherlands

Here's where experts say we should draw the line on gene-editing experiments on human embryos

Senate passes right to try bill to help terminally ill patients get experimental drugs

CRISPR Star Jennifer Doudna Calls for Public Debate on Embryo Editing

Attempts To Legalize Assisted Suicide Have Failed In Every State In 2017 So Far

Restoring balance to best interests disputes in children

Many Still Sidestep End-of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds

Bioethics International Release



US lab may have edited human embryos for first time

The Latest

The end of humanity as we know it is coming in 2045 and Google is preparing for it

Book Review

Great Artificial Intelligence Must Build on Neuroscience

When Life Is a Fate Worse than Death

Unapproved stem-cell treatments touted on federal database, study says

Meet the 'doctors' who will talk to you whenever you like

If human cloning happened

Terminally ill British man in right-to-die court fight

China unveil technology to create SUPER-HUMANS by engineering hyper-muscular test-tube dog

Elon Musk Lays Out Worst-Case Scenario for AI Threat

Let’s talk about sex robots

Will Spain ever legalize surrogacy?


111 people have killed themselves under California s new right-to-die law

Genomics and Personalized Medicine Empower People to Save Their Own Lives

The Fertility Doctor Trying to Commercialize Three-Parent Babies

Huntington's disease in mice partly reversed using CRISPR

How Germany's new Sperm Donor Registry Act is internationally progressive

Dying patients should be given a final holiday with their families rather than face further treatmen...