BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
Perhaps the most thrilling moment of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has already passed. Although most television stations missed it, a paraplegic man delivered the opening kick using an exoskeleton. It was an amazing feat of technology which promises terrific benefits for disabled people. I wish all the teams well, but the jubilant look on the face of 29-year-old Juliano Pinto may have signalled the most important kick of the entire tournament.
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by Michael Cook | Jun 14, 2014A leading psychiatrist, Dr Paul McHugh, has challenged the trend towards acceptance.
by Michael Cook | Jun 14, 2014Is it possible that the CIA may have "chipped" the detainees so that they can track them?
by Michael Cook | Jun 14, 2014Legal assisted suicide deaths in Washington state rose by 43% in 2013, according to an official report.
by Michael Cook | Jun 14, 2014Once again the Catholic Church in Ireland is in the middle of a media firestorm about past abuse, this time about clinical trials in the…
by Xavier Symons | Jun 14, 2014An investigation into terminations of Down's Syndrome foetuses in the UK has revealed that half of these abortions go unrecorded. The probe was conducted by…
by Xavier Symons | Jun 14, 2014A new emergency procedure being trialled in a US hospital has bioethicists feeling nervous.
by Xavier Symons | Jun 14, 2014Prominent medical law commentator Paul S. Appelbaum has warned of the misuse of genetic evidence in courtrooms. In an article published in Neuron earlier this…
by Xavier Symons | Jun 14, 2014A Canadian court has ruled that a medical specimen taken from a patient in a pathology clinic is the 'personal property' of a hospital. The…
by Michael Cook | Jun 13, 2014The practice of incinerating aborted foetuses as part of waste-to-energy programs could be a common practice in the United States.
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