Archive Bioethic news 2017


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Clinical trials often unregistered, unpublished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

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US lab may have edited human embryos for first time

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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...

End-of-life plans

Euthanasia survey hints at support from doctors, nurses and division

Some scientists have been their own guinea pigs in the lab

Controversial doctor to use MRT technique for over 40s fertility

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Predict Suicide with Remarkable Accuracy

New Zealand Likely to Legalise Euthanasia

No Price Pressure on Orphan Drugs (Yet)

California’s Aid-in-Dying Law Turns 1, But Not All Doctors Have Adopted It

Baby brain scans can predict who is likely to develop autism

Dutch woman tracks her sperm donor using DNA bank

China plans embryonic stem cell trials for Parkinson's and blindness

Group of assisted-death providers publish clinical-practice guideline



Trials of embryonic stem cells to launch in China

Nanoparticles that chat back and forth could dispense medication

CRISPR gene editing can cause hundreds of unintended mutations

How A Gene Editing Tool Went From Labs To A Middle-School Classroom

52 genes linked to intelligence

It’s not pain but ‘existential distress’ that leads people to assisted suicide, study suggests

Germany vaccination - Fines plan as measles cases rise

When artificial intelligence botches your medical diagnosis, who’s to blame?

Australia upholds the ban on sex selection

Synthetic 3D-printed ovaries help infertile mice have pups

Italy passes law obliging parents to vaccinate children

‘Adopted’ embryo program produces new style extended families

First In Vivo Human Genome Editing to Be Tested in New Clinical Trial

Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts

First womb transplants in India set to proceed under different approvals

Artificial Wombs - A Perspective From A NICU Mum

Court rules 12-year-old David can refuse chemotherapy treatment for cancer

These Cells Are Engineered to Be Controlled by a Smartphone

Now That We Can Read Genomes, Can We Write Them?

This Synthetic Bone Implant Could Replace Painful Marrow Transplants

Cancer fusion genes targeted with CRISPR