Archive Bioethic news 2018

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Artificial intelligence will put a premium on physicians’ knowledge and decision-making skills

Biases in forensic experts

Dutch probe 'appalling' euthanasia of dementia patient

Experts Sign Open Letter Slamming Europe’s Proposal to Recognize Robots as Legal Persons

The UK says it can’t lead on AI spending, so will have to lead on AI ethics instead

Parenting of the future - Many embryos, each with DNA profile

First genome-editing trial in Europe gets go-ahead

Medical studies in humans often launched on faulty evidence base

CRISPR trials are about to begin in people—but we still don’t know how well it works in monkeys

Our surprise finding - Whatever a doctor's political views, end-of-life care is the same

The FDA just opened the door to let AI make medical decisions on its own

NHS Digital failing to uphold patient interest

Estonia to DNA test 1 in 10 citizens to give lifestyle advice

Hawaii Senate passes medical aid in dying, sending legislation to governor

Nature journal retracts controversial CRISPR paper after authors admit results may be wrong

Medical ethics

It’s not my fault, my brain implant made me do it

You’re a surgeon. A patient wants to look like a lizard. What do you do?

Brain-stimulation trials get personal to lift depression

Doctor-assisted suicide close to becoming law in Hawaii


Guernsey could be first place in British Isles to allow assisted dying

Rethink public engagement for gene editing

Science Is Getting Us Closer to the End of Infertility

Without Context Or Cushion, Do Online Medical Results Make Sense?

A global observatory for gene editing -

Researchers say use of artificial intelligence in medicine raises ethical questions

In a remote West African village, a revolutionary genetic experiment is on its way — if residents agree to it

In Oregon, pushing to give patients with degenerative diseases the right to die

German doctor warns physicians - never again partake in atrocities

Can Big Data and AI Improve End-of-Life Care?

Dutch public prosecutor investigates four new euthanasia cases

More euthanasia in the Netherlands, nearly all cases in line with the rules

Like It Or Not, Personal Health Technology Is Getting Smarter

Anti-vaccine attitudes go deeper than education

Big pharma, big data - why drugmakers want your health records


Human brain still active minutes after heart stops beating, new research finds

Embryoids - Explanations and Ethical Issues

Using domestic animals to make human organs

Circumcision, the ultimate parenting dilemma

First human cells grown in sheep embryos in organ donation breakthrough

Ethics dispute erupts in Belgium over euthanasia rules

With new CRISPR inventions, its pioneers say, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet

Growing number of people sign up for assisted suicide

Primitive human eggs matured in the lab for the first time

Why mapping your DNA may be less reliable than you think

How it feels to help a terminally ill patient to die a dignified death

Assisted dying in US and Canada

A Brain Implant Improved Memory, Scientists Report

UK doctors select first women to have ‘three-person babies’


Gene Therapy May Not Be a Viable Option for Many Patients

What Good Is Crispr if It Can't Get Where It Needs to Go?

Dutch euthanasia regulator quits over dementia killings

In a scientific first, cloned monkeys are born. Will they accelerate biomedical research?

Scientists Slammed for Synthesizing a Smallpox-Like Virus in the Lab

Scientists Don't Fear a New Crispr Snag

How well can you predict the outcome of clinical trials? Not as well as you may think

At $850,000, price for new childhood blindness gene therapy four times too high, analysis says

What Americans Think of Body–Modification Technologies

Human immune response may stymie CRISPR genome editing therapies

What next for genome editing? Politics and the public

A Robot That Tugs on Pig Organs Could Save Human Babies

What Should IVF Practitioners Disclose to Expectant Parents?

Mitochondrial donation gets go ahead in England

The Present and Future Asymmetry of Consumer Genetic Testing

Organ donation changes dying for those getting medically assisted death

Neurotechnology, Elon Musk and the goal of human enhancement