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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    safeguard against potential risks to vulnerable people It is unclear how exactly the courts will judge the applications Some were pleased with the decision saying click here to read whole article and make comments IVF audit in Australia by Xavier Symons 13 Feb 2016 An Australian consumer watchdog is conducting a wide ranging investigation into the country s 34 IVF clinics Several complaints have been made to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ACCC about the lack of transparency of IVF success rates and the practice of making vague statements about a clinic s own success rates The ACCC has started a major compliance exercise looking at how Australia s 34 IVF clinics present their success rates We certainly have found instances of information being put on the websites and being given to consumers that we think is misleading ACCC chairman Rod Sims told the ABC s 7 30 Report One clinic Genea has flouted the Fertility Society of Australia guidelines not to compare their success rates with the national average advertising on its website an almost 40 per cent greater chance of taking home a baby Experts argue the claim doesn t reflect the complexity of the click here to read whole article and make comments Should we get rid of race in genetics by Xavier Symons 13 Feb 2016 Racial categories have long been used in genetics to aid research on health and development Yet recently academics have been discouraging the use of such taxonomies arguing that they are pragmatically unhelpful and at times morally objectionable One of the strongest statements yet came in an article published in Science last week entitled Taking race out of human genetics Michael Yudell of Drexel University and three of his colleagues sounded alarm bells about the continuing and on some measures increasing use of racial categories in genetic research We believe the use of biological concepts of race in human genetic research so disputed and so mired in confusion is problematic at best and harmful at worst It is time for biologists to find a better way According to the authors there have been no systematic attempts to address race related issues in research and the situation has worsened with the rise of click here to read whole article and make comments Cruelty at home and abroad by Michael Cook 13 Feb 2016 Here s a potato so hot that even naming it sparks controversy For the purposes of discussion let s call it female genital mutilation FGM the name the World Health Organization favours But it is also called female genital cutting or female circumcision It means that a girl s or less commonly a woman s genitals are cut in varying degrees of severity in accordance with traditional practices in Africa and the Middle East As Oxford bioethicist Brian Earp points out in a paper in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal in press there may be a double standard in the discussion of this practice which is almost

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  • BioEdge: Pointed Remarks
    confer wonderful mental endowments upon their offspring Plus ça change plus c est la même chose to make a comment click here Looking for a job in cancer research by Michael Cook 16 Jan 2016 Comments In his State of the Union address President Obama announced a cancer moonshot an ambitious plan to cure cancer The same kind of concentrated effort that split the atom and took man to the moon should be turned toward conquering this dread disease he said Oops He didn t say that Richard Nixon did in his 1971 State of the Union address We want to be the first generation that finally wins the war on cancer then Vice President Al Gore said in 1998 For the first time the enemy is outmatched It s not just the politicians who know how to cure cancer Scientists make big promises as well In 2005 the Director at the National Cancer Institute Andrew von Eschenbach said Our plan is to eliminate the suffering and death that result from this process that we understand as cancer and we are committed to a goal of doing so as early as 2015 That commitment was made only ten years ago and cancer is still the second leading cause of death in the United States It s great to feel optimistic but one has the feeling that promises like these are made to distract voters from other issues It s a bit utopian at this point agreed Barrie Bode a professor at Northern Illinois University and a 20 year cancer researcher told MarketWatch It s like saying we need to fix the economy once and for all Right like that s going to happen he said However if you are looking for a job in cancer research now looks like a very good time to make a comment click here Monkeys are still not persons by Michael Cook 10 Jan 2016 Comments Happy New Year BioEdge is gearing up for a big year with lots of news and more interviews with bioethicists from around the world Animal rights is one of the areas which we cover from time to time which explains the photo above one which I have been dying to use It is a famous selfie of a male crested macaque named Naruto in an Indonesian wlldlife reserve British nature photographer David Slater placed the camera amongst the monkeys in 2011 and Naruto pressed the trigger Later on the image appeared on Wikipedia without Slater s permission but Wikipedia refused to take it down because Naruto was the author not Slater In September PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals became involved It argued in United States District Court in San Francisco that Naruto held the copyright On his behalf PETA wanted to licence the image and use the proceeds to protect his species Implicit in its case was the notion that animal are also persons and have legal rights The bemused judge William H Orrick disagreed While

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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    our aims to promote human dignity as the foundation of bioethics to promote evidence based ethics in medicine to show that medical excellence is not possible without ethical principles to provide high quality up to date information to facilitate the participation of health professionals in policy debates Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US

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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Carolyn Moynihan Email carolyn bioedge org An Auckland journalist who also edits MercatorNet Postal address Suite 12A 5 George Street North Strathfield NSW 2137 Australia Phone 61 2 8005 8605 Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016

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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    on the web you can use PayPal or your credit card When you click on the button a PayPal page will open Log into your PayPal account OR click on the credit card link in left hand column Can t find it Click here for instructions We accept Visa MasterCard American Express and Discover just select a donation amount and click or give an amount of your choice or pledge to make a monthly donation Option 1 10 00 USD monthly Option 2 20 00 USD monthly Option 3 30 00 USD monthly Option 4 40 00 USD monthly Option 5 50 00 USD monthly make a transfer to an Australian bank Name of account New Media Foundation BioEdge Bank Westpac Banking Corporation BSB code 032 083 Account number 225286 SWIFT code WPACAU2S for international transactions Send a cheque to our Australian postal address New Media Foundation BioEdge Suite 12A Level 2 5 George Street North Strathfield NSW 2137 US donations can be tax exempt if given to BioEdge s US partner The Waterstone Group Or mail a check payable to The Waterstone Group with a note saying Help BioEdge and your email address so that we can acknowledge receipt

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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Dan Robinson Carrie Arnold Daniel Callahan Silvia Camporesi Jonathan D Moreno David S Oderberg Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Celebrating 15 years of Dutch euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Canada s euthanasia courts 13 Feb 2016

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  • The dangers of euthanasia for the mentally ill
    of 110 psychiatric EAS cases between 2011 and 2014 but the regional review committees uncovered only one patient for whom due care criteria were not met This was a woman in her 80s with chronic depression who sought help from a mobile end of life clinic which sends a doctor to patients whose own doctor has refused to euthanase them The clinic physician met with her 2 times the first time was 3 weeks before her death and the patient was not alone on both occasions with family members present The physician was not a psychiatrist did not consult psychiatrists was unaware of the Dutch Psychiatric Association Guidelines and yet had not a single doubt about the patient s prognosis In another case the regional review committee was merely critical The patient had attempted suicide which led to a broken thigh The patient refused all treatments and requested EAS The RTE was puzzled by the fact that this physician complied with the patient s EAS wish almost at once The statistics suggest that patients shop for compliant doctors Among them 32 had been refused EAS at some point but physicians later changed their mind about three of them and performed EAS while 27 had physicians who were new to them perform the EAS In 14 of the 66 cases studied the new physician was affiliated with the mobile euthanasia practice The authors hint that regulation may be lax The retrospective oversight system in the Netherlands generally defers to the judgments of the physicians who perform and report EAS Whether the system provides sufficient regulatory oversight remains an open question that will require further study they conclude American specialists expressed strong reservations about the way that the Dutch handle psychiatric patients who want to die The criteria in the Netherlands essentially

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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    use Zika birth control and free abortion pills Xavier Symons 6 Feb 2016 tags abortion birth control epidemics Zika As concern mounts about the spread of the Zika virus groups around the world are suggesting radical measures for North and South America Three parent babies but only males Xavier Symons 6 Feb 2016 tags gender mitochondrial replacement three parent embryos US The US National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine has recommended that US government allow mitochondrial DNA transfer in male embryos Green light for UK CRISPR embryo research Xavier Symons 6 Feb 2016 tags CRISPR embryo research gene editing UK Developmental biologist Kathy Niakan has received permission from the UK HFEA to edit the genome of embryos Bioethics and royalty Xavier Symons 6 Feb 2016 tags Belgium law paternity paternity tests A Belgian court has granted Delphine Boel a 46 year old artist currently living in the UK the right to seek legal recognition of her alleged royal parentage Euthanasia continues to rise in Belgium Xavier Symons 30 Jan 2016 tags Belgium euthanasia Wim Distelmans The number of euthanasia cases in Belgium exceeded two thousand in 2015 French surrogate mother cheats clients Xavier Symons 30 Jan 2016 tags commercial surrogacy France surrogacy surrogacy law A French surrogate mother has been arrested for fraud after lying to two gay couples about the death of their children Activists use Zika epidemic to press for abortion in Brazil Xavier Symons 30 Jan 2016 tags abortion Brazil epidemics Zika The abortion debate has been reignited in Brazil amid fears about severe birth defects linked to the Zika virus No Mas Bebes Xavier Symons 30 Jan 2016 tags forced sterilization informed consent sterilization US A new documentary tells the story of several mexican women who in the late 1960s and early 1970s were sterilized

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