Archive Bioethic news 2018

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December

What Defines a Stem Cell? Scientists Rethink the Answer

A new way to cut medical errors: talk more to patients and families

Are uterus transplants ethically acceptable?

'They Will Be Studied for the Rest of Their Lives' How China's Gene-Edited Twins Could Be Forever Changed By Controversial CRISPR Work

Despite CRISPR baby controversy, Harvard University will begin gene-editing sperm

In China, Gene-Edited Babies Are the Latest in a String of Ethical Dilemmas

Sperm Donation and the Rise of Donor-Sibling Networks

Baby girl becomes first born after womb transplant from deceased donor

Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?

November

Genome editing in humans could become both ethical and prudent if properly regulated

The era of human gene-editing may have begun. Why that is worrying

The ethical considerations of face transplants

The legal framework around gene-editing babies is murky at best

A Reckless and Needless Use of Gene Editing on Human Embryos

Fresh urgency in mapping out ethics of brain organoid research

Nuffield Council explores ethics of experimental treatments

US proposal for defining gender has no basis in science

My New Vagina Won’t Make Me Happy

How Do Wishes Granted To Very Sick Kids Affect Their Health?

Belgian first: doctors to stand trial for violating euthanasia law

AP Exclusive: First gene-edited babies claimed in China

The Ethical Quandary of Human Infection Studies

Big pharma leaves big gaps: drugmakers urged to do more for poor

‘The right time to die’: Canada’s law allowing physician-assisted suicide faces criticism over restrictions

Biologists create the most lifelike artificial cells yet

Super-smart designer babies could be on offer soon. But is that ethical?

Genetic test to screen embryos for low intelligence developed in US

From Gene Editing to AI. How Will Technology Transform Humanity?

Reprogrammed Stem Cells Implanted into Patient with Parkinson's Disease

Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ produce electrical patterns that resemble those of premature babies

A new test can predict IVF embryos' risk of having a low IQ

A Search For New Ways To Pay For Drugs That Cost A Mint

AI and the NHS: How artificial intelligence will change everything for patients and doctors

How Facebook and Twitter could be the next disruptive force in clinical trials

A new frontier for drug ads: patient 'influencers' on social media

First patient receives stem cell transplant in Parkinson's trial

Editing nature: A call for careful oversight of environmental gene editing: Interdisciplinary team urges creation of coordinating global body

The cause of half of all developmental disorders is a genetic mystery

Canadian doctors grapple with how to approach assisted dying for young patients

How biologists are creating life-like cells from scratch

Dutch to prosecute doctor for euthanasia on woman with dementia

Ethical Robotics

Apple's Heart Study Is the Biggest Ever, But With a Catch

How machine learning may help in the hunt for the source of mysterious viruses

It’s dangerous to think virtual reality is an empathy machine

Hackers will soon be able to manipulate people's memory through brain implants, researchers warn

A leading genetic expert tackles the nature vs. nurture debate

What a massive database of retracted papers reveals about science publishing’s ‘death penalty’

Unpublished medical research 'a threat to public health'

October

New CRISPR tool opens up more of the genome

BioEdge: Swiss doctors go head-to-head over liberal guidelines for assisted suicide

The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change.

Same-sex couple carries same baby, calls experience 'priceless'

Rethinking retractions

Designer babies aren’t futuristic. They’re already here.

Sociogenomics is opening a new door to eugenics

Saving Mila: How doctors raced to stop a young girl's rare disease

Self-driving car dilemmas reveal that moral choices are not universal

Genome editing treats inherited liver disease PKU in mice

Reproduction revolution: how our skin cells might be turned into sperm and eggs

'Genetic Screening: Controlling Heredity' Raises Question of Eugenics

Stephen Hawking Predicted That Genetically Engineered Superhumans Could Destroy Humanity

Study to explore bioethics of brain organoids

What makes a good life in late life? Citizenship and justice in aging societies

Spanish Congress to debate euthanasia bill

Whose genome is it anyway? Big Data and your DNA

Genome editing in mouse fetuses may pave way in humans

The Pentagon’s Plans to Program Soldiers’ Brains

Doctors Like to Think Big Pharma Doesn’t Sway Them. It Does.

AI for drug development: What's possible and what's just hype?

Can You Be Found Through DNA, Like the Alleged Golden State Killer? - The Atlantic

Scientists use stem cells and gene editing to make mice with two mums

The approach to predictive medicine that is taking genomics research by storm

Genetics research 'biased towards studying white Europeans'

Japan set to allow gene editing in human embryos

Open label placebo: can honestly prescribed placebos evoke meaningful therapeutic benefits?

Genome editing works in mitochondrial DNA for first time

Uterus transplantation -- ethically just as problematic as altruistic surrogacy -- ScienceDaily

September

The future of DIY abortions is the internet, not a back-alley doctor - The Verge

Should we edit the genomes of human embryos? A geneticist and social scientist discuss

Mosquitoes Genetically Modified To Crash Species That Spreads Malaria

Clear up this stem-cell mess

The ethical case against sex-selective abortion isn't simple

Big data, big ethics - how to handle research data from medical emergency settings?

Prenatal tests are misused for sex-selection in the UK

HFEA calls for warnings on unwelcome DNA test results

Genetic risk: Should researchers let people know?

Scientists Create Immature Human Eggs From Stem Cells

Watchdog calls for warnings on DNA testing sites

Artificial Intelligence Advances Could Create Robots that Take Our Jobs, Fight Our Wars

Scientists Are Developing New Ways to Treat Disease With Cells, Not Drugs

Ukraine's 'baby factories' - The human cost of surrogacy

Designing for a Better Death

Why Your DNA Is Still Uncharted Territory

More men are getting plastic surgery — and they’re not who you think

Crispr’s Epic Patent Fight Changed the Course of Biology

Health data overlooks Europe’s most vulnerable citizens

CRISPR used to kill bacteria without antibiotics

First in-body genome editing trial appears safe

The High Cost Of Hope - When The Parallel Interests Of Pharma And Families Collide