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Bioethics and the Elderly : A reflection on Ezekiel Emanuel's "Why I Hope to Die at 75"

The Atlantic Monthly recently featured a piece titled “Why I Hope to Die at 75” and it lives up to its provocative title. The author is Ezekiel Emanuel, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s brother and director of the federal Clinical Bioethics Department. 725 more words

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An interesting question

With regard to the UK’s decision to allow the fabrication of “three-parent-babies”, 56 MEPs from 6 political groups (excluding only the Greens, but including even the radical left) have submitted the following… 72 more words

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Call for papers: First biennial Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference

The Ethox Centre is pleased to announce the call for papers for its first biennial Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference. The conference will be held from… 210 more words

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Continental Approaches in Bioethics (2015)

Hall, Melinda. C. (2015). “Continental Approaches in Bioethics.” Philosophy Compass 10(3): 161-172.

DOI: 10.1111/phc3.12202

Abstract

Bioethics influences public policy, scientific research, and clinical practice. Thinkers in Continental traditions have increasingly contributed scholarship to this field, and their approaches allow new insights and alternative normative guidance. 71 more words

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My commentary on Dutee Chand's case: When is it fair to be a woman in athletic competition?

The hearing of Dutee Chand is currently underway at the Court for Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

Dutee Chand (19 yo) was disqualified just days before the beginning of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July 2014 after a medical test determined that her androgen level was above the “normal” limit set by IAAF and IOC policies of 10 nmol/lit. 464 more words

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Dr Silvia Camporesi comments on Dutee Chand's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport: When is it fair to be a woman in athletic competition?

The hearing of Dutee Chand is currently underway at the Court for Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

Dutee Chand (19 yo) was disqualified just days before the beginning of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July 2014 after a medical test determined that her androgen level was above the “normal” limit set by IAAF and IOC policies of 10 nmol/lit. 217 more words

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When genome editing meets the germline...

Hello movers, shakers, and policy-makers!

Today’s post is inspired by a pair of editorials in Nature and Science calling for a worldwide moratorium on genome editing in the human germline.  1,156 more words