Archive Bioethic news 2017


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

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

CRISPR gene-editing eliminates HIV in mice

Plan to build synthetic human DNA genome gains momentum

A Year After Approval, Gene-Therapy Cure Gets Its First Customer

Neuralink wants to wire your brain to the internet – what could possibly go wrong?

One Day, a Machine Will Smell Whether You’re Sick


China Is Racing Ahead of the US in the Quest to Cure Cancer With CRISPR

At least 970 people received an assisted death in Canada in 2016

New human rights to protect against 'mind hacking' and brain data theft proposed

Click-on arm prosthesis controlled by patient's thoughts

Babies Floating in Fluid-Filled Bags

Mitochondrial replacement techniques, Mexico and the legal unknowns

Is there a right to genetic affinity with one's children?

Google’s Health Study Seeks 10,000 Volunteers to Give Up Their Medical Secrets

Canada’s assisted-dying laws must be open to those with mental illness

Do patients and doctors understand breast cancer genetic testing results?

André Picard The mentally ill must be part of the assisted-dying debate

Will Editing Your Baby's Genes Be Mandatory?

A new CRISPR breakthrough could lead to simpler, cheaper disease diagnosis

Number of official cases of euthanasia rise 10% in the Netherlands

Mighty morphed brain cells cure Parkinson’s in mice, but human trials still far off

A Baby With 3 Genetic Parents Seems Healthy, But Questions Remain

To Be a Machine review

Scientists announce breakthrough in stem cell research

Public attitudes to end-of-life care in progressive neurological illness are conflicted

Method behind first successful mitochondrial replacement therapy revealed

Cyborgs at work - employees getting implanted with microchips

In a world first, Singapore’s highest court rules that parents deserve kids with their genes

Ontario creating service to help people access medically assisted dying

Telehealth Overview


Technology to screen embryos before implantation falls short

Pioneering cell transplant shows vision and promise

Commission appoints new advisory group on ethics in science and new technologies

Paralysed man regains movement via power of thought

Scientists want relaxation of laws to allow gene editing of human embryos

Scientists create tiny female reproductive system in a dish

This Paralyzed Man Is Using a Neuroprosthetic to Move His Arm for the First Time in Years

Japanese man is first to receive 'reprogrammed' stem cells from another person

Dutch health council says human embryos can be created for research

DNA ageing reversed in mice

Scientists turn mammalian cells into complex biocomputers

Elon Musk’s latest target - Brain-computer interfaces

The trouble with DIY gene editing

New stem cell method produces millions of human brain and muscle cells in days

With patients demanding experimental drugs, ‘right to try’ is becoming the law of the land

Gene therapy - What personalized medicine means for you

Courts could challenge Parliament's decision not to legalise assisted dying

Harvard Scientists Call For Better Rules To Guide Research On 'Embryoids'

Determined Parents are Moving the Needle on Gene Therapy

On Cognitive Doping in Chess (and Life)

Doctors harvesting organs from Canadian patients who underwent medically assisted death

Gene variants for accelerated brain ageing discovered

Is there such a thing as good eugenics?

Three-person baby licence granted

United Kingdom moves forward with controversial embryo technique

Backyard gene editing risks creating a monster

Mosaic problem stands in the way of gene editing embryos

Betting on the first disease to be treated by gene editing

Where you live may determine how you die, Oregon shows

A new bill would allow employers to see your genetic information — unless you pay a fine

Medical tourism booms

First results of CRISPR gene editing of normal embryos released

This Lab-in-a-Box Could Make Gene Therapy Less Elitist

Brain activity may continue after heart stops beating

4 Ways Scientists Hope Nanobots Will Make You Healthier

Use of prenatal tests 'must be limited', say bioethicists

Artificial mouse embryo created out of stem cells

3 Exciting Biotech Trends to Watch Closely in 2017

People with autism, intellectual disabilities fight bias in transplants

The Real Reasons Autism Rates Are Up in the U.S.

Artificial embryo grown in a dish from two types of stem cells

The Wonder Drug - A digital revolution in health care is speeding up

Gene therapy ‘cures’ boy of blood disease that affects millions

Why it might be time to reconsider the money spent on genetics research

The euthanasia debate is polarised, yet shared concerns unite all sides

Ground-breaking genetic test may lead to sex-selective abortions


Stronger, faster and more deadly - the ethics of developing supersoldiers

Stem cell treatment halts multiple sclerosis for five years

Stem cells offer potential treatment for hearing loss

‘Take my name off the list, I can’t do any more’ - Some doctors backing out of assisted death

DIY Gene Editing - Fast, Cheap—and Worrisome

Girl, eight, with rare brain disorder in pioneering UCL stem cell research

Cord blood - Big business, small benefits

Spain struggles with surrogate pregnancy issue

Biologists propose to sequence the DNA of all life on Earth

Labs Can Now Grow Your Guts

Transhumanists, biohackers, grinders - Who are they and can they really live forever?

Sanford scientists focus on utility of adult-derived stem cells