Archive Bioethic news 2017


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

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