Bioethics

 

Scientists Starting Dangerous Embryonic Stem Cell Trials With Cells That Could Mutate in Patients
Washington, DC | 6/8/17

China will begin trialling the use of embryonic stem-cells (ES) to treat Parkinson’s disease and macular degeneration, in a move that has met

Company Claims Blood Transfusions From Teenagers Can Slow the Aging Process
Washington, DC | 6/8/17

Anti-ageing technology is flourishing in Silicon Valley. The latest to hit the headlines is parabiosis – transfusions of blood or plasma from

President Trump Reappoints NIH Director Francis Collins Who Supports Embryonic Stem Cell Research
| 6/7/17

President Donald Trump has decided to appoint the director of the National Institutes of Health even though pro-life advocates called on Francis

Scientists Engaging in Controversial Attempt to Re-Animate “Brain Dead” Patients
Washington, DC | 6/2/17

Killing off death will require research and clinical trials. But these may be difficult to do ethically, as a controversial attempt to reanimate

Swipe right for a baby? Tinder style app for egg and sperm donors launched
London, England | 5/24/17

A Tinder style app which matches sperm and egg donors and surrogate mothers with those wanting a baby has launched in the UK.

Republicans Want Trump to Fire NIH Director Who Supports Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Washington, DC | 5/22/17

Republicans in Congress are urging President Donald Trump to oust the director of the National Institutes of Health because of his support for

Fertility Doctor Used His Own Sperm to Get Patients Pregnant
Amsterdam, Netherlands | 5/19/17

Dr Jan Karbaat was a leading fertility doctor in The Netherlands in the 1980s. Now it appears that he used his own sperm to help some of his

Media Pushes Commercial Surrogacy: “Carrying Someone Else’s Child Should be Celebrated, and Paid”
Washington, DC | 5/19/17

The world’s most influential news magazine has given commercial surrogacy full-throated support. Under the headline “Carrying a child for

Pope Francis: No Research Justifies Killing Human Embryos, Unborn Babies “Precious in the Eyes of God”
Washington, DC | 5/19/17

With so many unborn babies being aborted every year, it can be easy to forget that countless others are being destroyed while they still are

SICK: Business Creates Jewelry From Human Embryos Left Over From IVF
Washington, DC | 5/4/17

Human embryos, though in the earliest stage of development, already are unique, individual human beings, but many in modern society do not treat

IVF Clinics Threatened With Action as Investigation Uncovers Catalog of Abuses
London, England | 5/2/17

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is investigating several fertility clinics after an undercover investigation by the

Artificial Wombs: Scientists Successfully Helped Premature Lambs be Born, are Babies Next?
London, England | 4/25/17

Scientists have been able to keep premature lambs alive for weeks using an artificial womb that looks like a plastic bag, according to a study

Couples Give “Frozen Children” a Chance at Life Through Embryo Adoption
Washington, DC | 4/12/17

Embryo adoption is a little known or understood process, but more families are taking this option and giving life to children who otherwise may