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Tissue sales ban to enter into force on January 1, 2017

The Ministry of Health has stated that the first substantive portion of the Human Biomedical Research Act (HBRA) will be brought into force on January 1, 2017: the ban on commercial trading of human tissue. 240 more words

Clinical Ethics

Now Hiring: Research Fellows/Associates

We’re excited to share that the Centre for Biomedical Ethics is currently looking for two motivated, well-qualified Research Fellows or Research Associates! Details are as follows: 252 more words

Clinical Ethics

AoIR2016: Bending

This was a fascinating session run by The Fourchettes collective, with a focus on un-block-boxing, thinking about it through axes of power, and by recognising spaces of invisibility (and the importance of preparing them). 730 more words

The origin of research ethics and the crazy case of the Tuskegee syphilis study

I have recently been completing a course on quantitative methods for social science, due to the fact that my training as a biologist hasn’t equipped me as well as what I would like regarding using methods such as questionnaires to answer conservation problems. 1,119 more words


Editing Embryos: Scientist Begins Research Involving Modifying Genes of Human Embryos

In an article dated September 22, 2016, it was revealed that a Swedish scientist has become the first known researcher to begin attempts to modify genes in healthy human embryos—a practice which has been, and for many still is, considered “taboo.” Critics are concerned that people will begin to use such technology to create “designer” babies, or that such research could unintentionally create a new genetic disease; however, the scientist involved says he plans to use the embryos for no more than 14 days, in which time he may be able to discover new ways to treat infertility, prevent miscarriages, and use stem cells to treat various diseases. 71 more words


AoIR2016: Ethics

We began with an introduction from Charles Ess, setting out some of the goals of the ethics panels, including:

  1. To foreground new ethical challenges with new insights, suggestions, methodological approaches, and work to help resolve these challenges.
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Damn Lies

I had dinner with an old friend last week. After catching up on each other’s lives, the talk eventually turned to the upcoming election and the recent tightening of the polls. 397 more words

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