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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Yee 20 March 2010 Comments tags organ donation organ trafficking Kidney kingpin is doctor Malaysian victims of organ trafficking Jared Yee 04 March 2010 Comments tags organ trafficking Home ministry reports Israel stunned by organ scandal Michael Cook 04 January 2010 Comments tags Israel organ trafficking Anger and suspicion in Arab world Page 3 of 3 1 2 3 Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/organ%20trafficking/P40 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Paolo and Francesca’s IVF mix-up
    birth mother is clearly the legal mother The babies were born this week by Caesarean section We are happy Very happy our children are born they re very well and we have already registered their birth says Francesca No one will be able to take them from us she told La Stampa Although the law is clearly on the side of the birth parents the National Bioethics Committee has suggested that the couples somehow collaborate in raising the children Has anyone noted the irony that this 21st Century couple is named Paolo and Francesca You can t make this sort of thing up Dante meets another Paolo and Francesca in the second circle of Hell in the Inferno The heart rending story of their passionate affair was the theme of many paintings plays and operas in the 19th century Is there a message here about evolving attitudes toward love and fertility MORE ON THESE TOPICS Italy IVF IVF mixup This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/paolo_and_francescas_ivf_mix_up/11106 (2016-02-18)
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  • Top British hospital “tricked” into giving Italian woman abortion
    charged with breaching Italy s abortion laws However he was cleared of wrongdoing because he had acted to help the woman According to leading obstetricians two country abortions are irresponsible and extraordinary The London hospital Kings College hospital said in a statement Where cases arise at King s in which a woman from overseas chooses to return to her own country for stage two of the termination of pregnancy her right to choose is supported This practice is safe and poses no risk to the woman We take steps to ensure their care is managed when they return home We comply at all times with the Abortion Act as well as the guidelines for termination of pregnancy set out by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists This applies to all patients whether they are from the UK or overseas During the court hearing in Italy the judge was told it was likely that Trengia had referred other women to England to bypass the abortion laws According to the UK Department of Health there are 25 abortions a year after 24 weeks which are recorded as foeticide without surgical or medical removal of the dead foetus It is possible that

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/top_british_hospital_tricked_into_giving_italian_woman_abortion/9831 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    flew to Britain to terminate her 28 week old pregnancy and then flew home to Rimini in north eastern Italy to expel the dead foetus Pop culture wealthy Chinese drive booming medical tourism in Asia Jared Yee 15 October 2011 Comments tags China Korea medical tourism US It s one of the fastest growing industries in Asia The lucrative business of baby making Michael Cook 12 March 2010 Comments tags

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/medical+tourism (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Trapiantiamo la felicità: we transplant happiness!
    comments on YouTube were scathing While you dance said one cynical viewer families are forced to change diapers to empty their relatives urinals As for the shiny corridors the reality is that in most departments dust and crap are everywhere The staff of BioEdge has never been to Cagliari We welcome comments MORE ON THESE TOPICS commercialization Italy transplant surgery Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/trapiantiamo_la_felicita_we_transplant_happiness/9784 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    of corrupt doctors over the past few years according to its president Frank Ulrich Montgomery German doctor falsified documents in transplant corruption scandal Michael Cook 28 July 2012 Comments tags corruption Germany transplant surgery Shortly after a new law encouraging organ donation came into effect the Süddeutsche Zeitung newpaper in Munich revealed that one of the country s leading surgeons had been accused of systematically falsifying documentation to bump his patients up the waiting list Why wait for death to remove kidneys from brain damaged patients Michael Cook 02 June 2012 Comments tags dead donor rule transplant surgery In the latest issue of the American Journal of Bioethics Paul E Morrissey of Brown University in Rhode Island suggests that both kidneys could be removed from brain trauma patients on life support Organ trading donation make headlines Jared Yee 02 June 2012 Comments tags organ market organ trafficking transplant surgery A worldwide illegal trade in kidneys is sharply expanding according to the World Health Organisation Trapiantiamo la felicità we transplant happiness Michael Cook 15 October 2011 Comments tags commercialization Italy transplant surgery First full face transplant turns heads Jared Yee 31 July 2010 Comments tags face transplant transplant surgery Revolutionary treatment

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/transplant+surgery (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Italian murderer’s sentence reduced after brain scans
    evidence from VBM Voxel Based Morphometry a neuroimaging analysis technique that she had diminished grey matter in the anterior cingulate gyrus which has been linked to diminished behaviour inhibition and the insula which has been linked to increased aggression She also took into account low MAOA gene activity due to the presence of the so called warrior gene She ruled that these statistical abnormalities had made Albertani partially mentally ill The judge declared that these tests were more more reliant on objectivity and evidence than those based on a traditional clinical approach One of the doctors who presented evidence Pietro Pietrini a molecular geneticist and psychiatrist at the University of Pisa told Nature Neuroscientific means can already help in assessing mental illness and can be used in forensic science to help reduce subjective variability without leading us to determinism The case puzzled American lawyers and bioethicists The idea of sentence reductions for partial mental illness seems strange to me wrote Hank Greely of Stanford University Despite many advances in the neuroscience of mental disorder and other psychological issues for the law s purposes so far they add little to the behavioral analysis Stephen Morse of the University of Pennsylvania told

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/italian_murderers_sentence_reduced_after_brain_scans/9757 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    crime terrorist detector field tested in US Jared Yee 12 June 2011 Comments tags criminal activity determinism The US Department of Homeland Security DHS has completed a first round of field testing on a program designed to spot people who intend to commit a terrorist act Is there an international market for human fat Michael Cook 28 November 2009 Comments tags criminal activity organ markets Peru Peruvian gang allegedly melted

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/criminal+activity (2016-02-18)
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