Bioethics.net » News http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:45:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Safe Harbor ripped and replaced with Privacy Shield in last-minute US-Europe deal http://www.bioethics.net/news/safe-harbor-ripped-and-replaced-with-privacy-shield-in-last-minute-us-europe-deal/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/safe-harbor-ripped-and-replaced-with-privacy-shield-in-last-minute-us-europe-deal/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:18:31 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57945 Safe Harbor ripped and replaced with Privacy Shield in last-minute US-Europe deal
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“For the first time ever, the United States has given the EU binding assurances that the access of public authorities for national security purposes will be subject to clear limitations, safeguards and oversight mechanisms,” said Europe’s justice commissioner Věra Jourová.

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Ethicists approve “3 parent” embryos to stop diseases, but congressional ban remains http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethicists-approve-3-parent-embryos-to-stop-diseases-but-congressional-ban-remains/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethicists-approve-3-parent-embryos-to-stop-diseases-but-congressional-ban-remains/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:19:59 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57920 Ethicists approve “3 parent” embryos to stop diseases, but congressional ban remains
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An elite panel of scientists and bioethicists offered guarded approval Wednesday of a novel form of genetic engineering that could prevent congenital diseases but would result in babies with genetic material from three parents.

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Less than half of U.S. kids under age two fully vaccinated against flu http://www.bioethics.net/news/less-than-half-of-u-s-kids-under-age-two-fully-vaccinated-against-flu/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/less-than-half-of-u-s-kids-under-age-two-fully-vaccinated-against-flu/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:06:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57896 Less than half of U.S. kids under age two fully vaccinated against flu
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Less than half of children under age 2 years are fully vaccinated against influenza despite a dramatic surge in immunization rates over the past decade, a U.S. study finds.

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Tribes’ Win in Fight for La Jolla Bones Clouds Hopes for DNA Studies http://www.bioethics.net/news/tribes-win-in-fight-for-la-jolla-bones-clouds-hopes-for-dna-studies/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/tribes-win-in-fight-for-la-jolla-bones-clouds-hopes-for-dna-studies/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 19:14:59 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57944 Tribes’ Win in Fight for La Jolla Bones Clouds Hopes for DNA Studies
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The San Diego Archaeology Center holds a pair of extraordinary skeletons. Dating back about 9,500 years, they are among the oldest human remains ever found in the Americas.

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Landmark schizophrenia study expands on gene link, timing http://www.bioethics.net/news/landmark-schizophrenia-study-expands-on-gene-link-timing/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/landmark-schizophrenia-study-expands-on-gene-link-timing/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:08:38 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57938 Landmark schizophrenia study expands on gene link, timing
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Scientists say they have broken new ground in the study of schizophrenia, uncovering a potentially powerful genetic contributor to the mental disorder and helping to explain why its symptoms of confused and delusional thinking most often reach a crisis state as a person nears the cusp of adulthood.

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Can monkeys help unravel the mysteries of autism? http://www.bioethics.net/news/can-monkeys-help-unravel-the-mysteries-of-autism/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/can-monkeys-help-unravel-the-mysteries-of-autism/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:07:16 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57937 Can monkeys help unravel the mysteries of autism?
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Chinese scientists report they’ve created monkeys that carry a gene linked to autism-like behaviors.

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Big Pharma’s bet on Big Data creates opportunities and risks http://www.bioethics.net/news/big-pharmas-bet-on-big-data-creates-opportunities-and-risks/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/big-pharmas-bet-on-big-data-creates-opportunities-and-risks/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:10:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57898 Big Pharma’s bet on Big Data creates opportunities and risks
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The Swiss drugmaker has teamed up with U.S. technology firm Qualcomm to develop an internet-connected inhaler that can send information about how often it is used to remote computer servers known as the cloud.

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Our Official Dietary Guidelines Are Useless http://www.bioethics.net/news/our-official-dietary-guidelines-are-useless/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/our-official-dietary-guidelines-are-useless/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:22:50 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57832 Our Official Dietary Guidelines Are Useless
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Every five years, numerous dietary experts are tasked with putting together a summary of the most up-to-date nutritional science. Their end product is intended to be a series of dietary recommendations that will help public-health agencies, health-care providers, and educational institutions create federal nutrition policy, health programs and disease-prevention initiatives.

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Pets on Prozac: Dogs Take Medication to Help with Separation Anxiety http://www.bioethics.net/news/pets-on-prozac-dogs-take-medication-to-help-with-separation-anxiety/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/pets-on-prozac-dogs-take-medication-to-help-with-separation-anxiety/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:10:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57943 Pets on Prozac: Dogs Take Medication to Help with Separation Anxiety
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A video she recorded after she left the dog alone for five hours showed Hachi in a full-blown panic attack, opening the refrigerator door and pulling items out.

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Animals Have More Empathy Than Previously Thought http://www.bioethics.net/news/animals-have-more-empathy-than-previously-thought/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/animals-have-more-empathy-than-previously-thought/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 23:33:20 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57791 Animals Have More Empathy Than Previously Thought
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Humans are not the only species that console their dear ones. In this recent study, researchers found that prairie voles console their loved ones who are under stress. It turns out that oxytocin, the famous “love hormone,” is the factor behind this mechanism.

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Darpa ‘already implanting chips in brains of wounded US soldiers returning from Middle East’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/darpa-already-implanting-chips-in-brains-of-wounded-us-soldiers-returning-from-middle-east/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/darpa-already-implanting-chips-in-brains-of-wounded-us-soldiers-returning-from-middle-east/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:33:25 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57792 Darpa ‘already implanting chips in brains of wounded US soldiers returning from Middle East’
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A new book written about the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) says that wounded soldiers returning from campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq are having computer chips implanted in their brains to help them heal.

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Breast cancer screening recommendations clarify science but muddy political waters http://www.bioethics.net/news/breast-cancer-screening-recommendations-clarify-science-but-muddy-political-waters/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/breast-cancer-screening-recommendations-clarify-science-but-muddy-political-waters/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 23:29:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57771 Breast cancer screening recommendations clarify science but muddy political waters
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The experts who sparked a passionate debate over the value of mammograms as a tool to screen for breast cancer are doubling down on the recommendations that earned them the ire of cancer groups, women’s groups and a large contingent in Congress.

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Privacy and Information Sharing http://www.bioethics.net/news/privacy-and-information-sharing/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/privacy-and-information-sharing/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:26:36 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57770 Privacy and Information Sharing
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Most Americans see privacy issues in commercial settings as contingent and context-dependent. A new Pew Research Center study based on a survey of 461 U.S. adults and nine online focus groups of 80 people finds that there are a variety of circumstances under which many Americans would share personal information or permit surveillance in return for getting something of perceived value.

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French Drug Trial Disaster Leaves One Brain Dead, Five Injured http://www.bioethics.net/news/french-drug-trial-disaster-leaves-one-brain-dead-five-injured/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/french-drug-trial-disaster-leaves-one-brain-dead-five-injured/#comments Sat, 16 Jan 2016 23:21:37 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57769 French Drug Trial Disaster Leaves One Brain Dead, Five Injured
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One person has been left brain dead and five others are in serious condition after taking part in the clinical trial of an experimental painkiller made by Portuguese drug company Bial, the French Health Ministry said on Friday.

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Heart doctors outraged Florida dumps hospital standards after big gifts to GOP http://www.bioethics.net/news/heart-doctors-outraged-florida-dumps-hospital-standards-after-big-gifts-to-gop/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/heart-doctors-outraged-florida-dumps-hospital-standards-after-big-gifts-to-gop/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:59:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57725 Heart doctors outraged Florida dumps hospital standards after big gifts to GOP
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The state of Florida is putting thousands of children with heart defects at risk, a group of cardiac doctors say, because of a change in policy that came after Tenet Healthcare contributed $200,000 to Florida Republicans.

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First children diagnosed in DNA project http://www.bioethics.net/news/first-children-diagnosed-in-dna-project/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/first-children-diagnosed-in-dna-project/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:56:19 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57724 First children diagnosed in DNA project
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The first children with debilitating “mystery” diseases have finally been given a diagnosis as part of a huge scheme to analyse people’s DNA.

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Unintended second pregnancies could be avoided http://www.bioethics.net/news/unintended-second-pregnancies-could-be-avoided/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/unintended-second-pregnancies-could-be-avoided/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 23:39:41 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57709 Unintended second pregnancies could be avoided
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Most unintended pregnancies within two years of a woman giving birth could have been prevented or postponed if women had access to the long-acting contraception of their choice, according to a study in Texas.

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Bay Area biologist’s gene-editing kit lets do-it-yourselfers play God at the kitchen table http://www.bioethics.net/news/bay-area-biologists-gene-editing-kit-lets-do-it-yourselfers-play-god-at-the-kitchen-table/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/bay-area-biologists-gene-editing-kit-lets-do-it-yourselfers-play-god-at-the-kitchen-table/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:00:55 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57727 Bay Area biologist’s gene-editing kit lets do-it-yourselfers play God at the kitchen table
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On the kitchen table of his cramped apartment, Josiah Zayner is performing the feat that is transforming biology.

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Illumina Launches Firm to Develop NGS Blood-Based Screening Test for Early Cancer Detection http://www.bioethics.net/news/illumina-launches-firm-to-develop-ngs-blood-based-screening-test-for-early-cancer-detection/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/illumina-launches-firm-to-develop-ngs-blood-based-screening-test-for-early-cancer-detection/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:59:18 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57726 Illumina Launches Firm to Develop NGS Blood-Based Screening Test for Early Cancer Detection
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Illumina Launches Firm to Develop NGS Blood-Based Screening Test for Early Cancer Detection

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Does cancer screening save lives? Unclear, researchers say http://www.bioethics.net/news/does-cancer-screening-save-lives-unclear-researchers-say/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/does-cancer-screening-save-lives-unclear-researchers-say/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 23:31:45 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57650 Does cancer screening save lives? Unclear, researchers say
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Bigger studies are needed to tell whether cancer screening really saves lives, according to a new analysis.

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ORI Names New Director http://www.bioethics.net/news/ori-names-new-director/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ori-names-new-director/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 18:29:32 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57649 ORI Names New Director
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More than a year and a half after its last director resigned, the Department of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is getting a new leader, according to The Report on Research Compliance, which broke the news last week (December 3).

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Your health records are supposed to be private. They aren’t. http://www.bioethics.net/news/your-health-records-are-supposed-to-be-private-they-arent/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/your-health-records-are-supposed-to-be-private-they-arent/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:28:50 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57648 Your health records are supposed to be private. They aren’t.
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The federal law that protects health information is violated often and easily, and it’s hardly ever enforced.

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Stanford bringing gene editing to patients with deadly diseases http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanford-bringing-gene-editing-to-patients-with-deadly-diseases/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanford-bringing-gene-editing-to-patients-with-deadly-diseases/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:27:04 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57647 Stanford bringing gene editing to patients with deadly diseases
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Tiny vials of recently repaired blood cells are thriving in a Stanford incubator, proof that a powerful new gene-editing technique is fixing errant genes that cause so much human suffering.

 

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CDC: Too few schools meet recommendations for sex education http://www.bioethics.net/news/cdc-too-few-schools-meet-recommendations-for-sex-education/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cdc-too-few-schools-meet-recommendations-for-sex-education/#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:42:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57442 CDC: Too few schools meet recommendations for sex education
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“Lack of effective sex education can have very real, very serious health consequences,” said Dr. Stephanie Zaza, director of CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, in a press release.

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U.S. mentally ill 16 times more likely to be killed by police: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-mentally-ill-16-times-more-likely-to-be-killed-by-police-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-mentally-ill-16-times-more-likely-to-be-killed-by-police-study/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 23:30:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57440 U.S. mentally ill 16 times more likely to be killed by police: study
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Americans with severe mental illness are 16 times more likely to be killed by police than other civilians, a study by an advocacy group said on Thursday.

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U.S. teens don’t exercise enough at school http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-teens-dont-exercise-enough-at-school/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-teens-dont-exercise-enough-at-school/#comments Wed, 09 Dec 2015 23:40:19 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57441 U.S. teens don’t exercise enough at school
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Even though teens get more exercise at school than anywhere else, it still isn’t enough to meet minimum daily activity levels recommended for good physical and mental health, a U.S. study suggests.

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More than half of U.S. doctors experience burnout http://www.bioethics.net/news/more-than-half-of-u-s-doctors-experience-burnout/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/more-than-half-of-u-s-doctors-experience-burnout/#comments Tue, 08 Dec 2015 19:54:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57446 More than half of U.S. doctors experience burnout
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Burnout among U.S. doctors is becoming more common and now affects more than half of practicing physicians, according to a new study.  About 54 percent of U.S. doctors experienced at least one symptom of burnout in 2014, compared to about 46 percent of doctors in 2011, researchers report in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Zafgen halts obesity drug trial after second patient death http://www.bioethics.net/news/zafgen-halts-obesity-drug-trial-after-second-patient-death/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/zafgen-halts-obesity-drug-trial-after-second-patient-death/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 17:51:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57445 Zafgen halts obesity drug trial after second patient death
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Zafgen Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was putting a late-stage study testing its experimental obesity drug on complete hold after a second patient died during the trial.

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No Planned Parenthood cut-off in Republicans’ spending draft: Pelosi http://www.bioethics.net/news/no-planned-parenthood-cut-off-in-republicans-spending-draft-pelosi/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/no-planned-parenthood-cut-off-in-republicans-spending-draft-pelosi/#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:48:08 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57444 No Planned Parenthood cut-off in Republicans’ spending draft: Pelosi
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Despite pledges by some conservative Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood, House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said no such proposal was included in a draft government funding bill sent to her this week.

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This Technology Can Fight Cancer And Create Adorable Mini Pigs. So Why Are Scientists So Worried? http://www.bioethics.net/news/this-technology-can-fight-cancer-and-create-adorable-mini-pigs-so-why-are-scientists-so-worried/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/this-technology-can-fight-cancer-and-create-adorable-mini-pigs-so-why-are-scientists-so-worried/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2015 23:28:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57439 This Technology Can Fight Cancer And Create Adorable Mini Pigs. So Why Are Scientists So Worried?
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As any number of magazine articles and news stories from recent months have noted, we are in the midst of a major genetic revolution. Thanks to a gene-editing technique called Crispr-Cas9, it is now not only possible, but easy, cheap and fast, to change, delete or replace genes in any plant or animal, including people.

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When medical knowledge is at a crossroads, how research can take patient preferences into account http://www.bioethics.net/news/when-medical-knowledge-is-at-a-crossroads-how-research-can-take-patient-preferences-into-account/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/when-medical-knowledge-is-at-a-crossroads-how-research-can-take-patient-preferences-into-account/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2015 23:31:04 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57356 When medical knowledge is at a crossroads, how research can take patient preferences into account
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Neither drug is experimental; both are within the standard of care. Your doctor doesn’t have any medical reason to recommend one or the other.

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‘Gene drive’ tool can prevent epidemics — but should it? http://www.bioethics.net/news/gene-drive-tool-can-prevent-epidemics-but-should-it/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/gene-drive-tool-can-prevent-epidemics-but-should-it/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 23:27:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57355 ‘Gene drive’ tool can prevent epidemics — but should it?
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The genetically engineered mosquitoes now living in a Southern California basement lab, secured behind five locked doors, prove that it may be possible to wipe out malaria.

 

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Open Season Is Seen in Gene Editing of Animals http://www.bioethics.net/news/open-season-is-seen-in-gene-editing-of-animals/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/open-season-is-seen-in-gene-editing-of-animals/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:23:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57354 Open Season Is Seen in Gene Editing of Animals
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Other than the few small luxuries afforded them, like private access to a large patch of grass, there was nothing to mark the two hornless dairy calves born last spring at a breeding facility here as early specimens in a new era of humanity’s dominion over nature.

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U.S. appeals court rules against Wisconsin abortion doctor law http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-appeals-court-rules-against-wisconsin-abortion-doctor-law/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-appeals-court-rules-against-wisconsin-abortion-doctor-law/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:27:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57287 U.S. appeals court rules against Wisconsin abortion doctor law
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A Wisconsin law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital is unconstitutional, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday, addressing a topic the U.S. Supreme Court is considering during its current term.

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Bioethics team creates online repository of advice on ethical research practices http://www.bioethics.net/news/bioethics-team-creates-online-repository-of-advice-on-ethical-research-practices/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/bioethics-team-creates-online-repository-of-advice-on-ethical-research-practices/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:58:49 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57285 Bioethics team creates online repository of advice on ethical research practices
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Standardized ethics consultation templates will enable bioethicists to share best practices in a centralized, privacy-protected repository.

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Woman Sues Hospital Over Traumatic Birth That ‘Turned Our Family Life Upside Down’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/woman-sues-hospital-over-traumatic-birth-that-turned-our-family-life-upside-down/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/woman-sues-hospital-over-traumatic-birth-that-turned-our-family-life-upside-down/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 23:11:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57258 Woman Sues Hospital Over Traumatic Birth That ‘Turned Our Family Life Upside Down’
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Caroline Malatesta was 32 years old and halfway through the pregnancy of her fourth child when she made a seemingly radical move: She switched hospitals, lured from one that had taken a typically medicalized approach to her three previous births — requiring that she labor on her back, feet in stirrups, with epidurals and episiotomies — to one that used a splashy new marketing campaign to offer women “autonomy,” birthing tubs, cushy suites, and the honoring of any “personalized birth plan.”

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S.F. woman who sought to have embryos preserved loses legal case http://www.bioethics.net/news/s-f-woman-who-sought-to-have-embryos-preserved-loses-legal-case/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/s-f-woman-who-sought-to-have-embryos-preserved-loses-legal-case/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2015 21:52:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57247 S.F. woman who sought to have embryos preserved loses legal case
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A judge ruled Wednesday that the frozen embryos of a divorced San Francisco couple must be thawed and destroyed despite the ex-wife’s desire — over her former husband’s objections — to use them to become pregnant.

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Can This Procedure Reverse an Abortion? http://www.bioethics.net/news/can-this-procedure-reverse-an-abortion-2/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/can-this-procedure-reverse-an-abortion-2/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2015 23:12:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57260 Can This Procedure Reverse an Abortion?
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A slew of local reports regarding the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) program — which attempts to cancel the effects of RU486, or mifepristone, through its Emergency Abortion Pill Reversal Kit, apparently offered by more than 300 providers across the country — have surfaced on local Fox News stations this week. But how was this procedure established? And is it actually effective? Opinions are split, Yahoo Parenting has found.

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The Gene Hackers http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-gene-hackers/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-gene-hackers/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 23:35:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57220 The Gene Hackers
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A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.

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Using social media in clinical research: Case studies address ethical gray areas http://www.bioethics.net/news/using-social-media-in-clinical-research-case-studies-address-ethical-gray-areas/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/using-social-media-in-clinical-research-case-studies-address-ethical-gray-areas/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 23:28:17 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57219 Using social media in clinical research: Case studies address ethical gray areas
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If a public-health researcher is reviewing Facebook profiles of 14-year-old males for firearm references and discovers photos or words referencing a potentially threatening situation, should the researcher intervene? What levels of privacy should these children expect in the online world.

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Stanford scientists criticize NIH moratorium http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanford-scientists-criticize-nih-moratorium/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanford-scientists-criticize-nih-moratorium/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2015 20:50:45 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57193 Stanford scientists criticize NIH moratorium
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A group of seven Stanford scientists spoke out last week against the National Institute of Health’s decision to suspend funding for a specific type of stem cell research. They argued that the moratorium will discourage work with tremendous potential to advance medicine.

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Coca-Cola Spends Millions Of Dollars Funding Research That—Surprise!—Says Soda Is Just Fine http://www.bioethics.net/news/coca-cola-spends-millions-of-dollars-funding-research-that-surprise-says-soda-is-just-fine/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/coca-cola-spends-millions-of-dollars-funding-research-that-surprise-says-soda-is-just-fine/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:51:12 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57194 Coca-Cola Spends Millions Of Dollars Funding Research That—Surprise!—Says Soda Is Just Fine
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Last week, the University of Colorado announced that it would return a $1 million gift from Coca-Cola—news that came after a New York Times article in August revealed that the soda company funded a group of scientists called the Global Energy Balance Network that downplayed the relationship between soda and obesity, emphasizing instead the importance of exercise.

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Flag Football: The Alternative for Concerned Parents http://www.bioethics.net/news/flag-football-the-alternative-for-concerned-parents/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/flag-football-the-alternative-for-concerned-parents/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:45:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57192 Flag Football: The Alternative for Concerned Parents
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Cliff Ward Jr. is a self-described football nut. The Hebron, Ohio, resident first played football in third grade. His father was a high-school football star. But his 9-year-old son, Ty, is playing something different—flag football, on a local YMCA team.

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US FDA sends letter to DNA4Life over consumer gene tests http://www.bioethics.net/news/us-fda-sends-letter-to-dna4life-over-consumer-gene-tests/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/us-fda-sends-letter-to-dna4life-over-consumer-gene-tests/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2015 21:49:20 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57164 US FDA sends letter to DNA4Life over consumer gene tests
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to privately held gene testing company DNA4Life over the company’s sale of an unapproved direct-to-consumer gene test to predict drug response.

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The Theranos mess: A timeline http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-theranos-mess-a-timeline/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-theranos-mess-a-timeline/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2015 21:48:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57163 The Theranos mess: A timeline
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How the blood-testing company went from hot to troubled in just a couple of weeks.

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Can This Procedure Reverse an Abortion? http://www.bioethics.net/news/can-this-procedure-reverse-an-abortion/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/can-this-procedure-reverse-an-abortion/#comments Mon, 09 Nov 2015 21:45:54 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57162 Can This Procedure Reverse an Abortion?
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A slew of local reports regarding the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) program — which attempts to cancel the effects of RU486, or mifepristone, through its Emergency Abortion Pill Reversal Kit, apparently offered by more than 300 providers across the country — have surfaced on local Fox News stations this week. But how was this procedure established? And is it actually effective? Opinions are split, Yahoo Parenting has found.

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Human-animal chimeras: Stanford scientists condemn funding ban http://www.bioethics.net/news/human-animal-chimeras-stanford-scientists-condemn-funding-ban/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/human-animal-chimeras-stanford-scientists-condemn-funding-ban/#comments Sat, 07 Nov 2015 23:42:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57141 Human-animal chimeras: Stanford scientists condemn funding ban
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The Obama administration has quietly clamped a moratorium on a new type of stem-cell research, triggering a letter from a group of Stanford scientists condemning the move and saying that it could delay discoveries in a promising field of medicine.

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Researchers urge lifting of NIH funding restrictions on chimeric research http://www.bioethics.net/news/researchers-urge-lifting-of-nih-funding-restrictions-on-chimeric-research/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/researchers-urge-lifting-of-nih-funding-restrictions-on-chimeric-research/#comments Sat, 07 Nov 2015 23:41:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57140 Researchers urge lifting of NIH funding restrictions on chimeric research
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In September, the National Institutes of Health halted research funding for chimeric human/nonhuman embryos until new funding guidelines are established. Stanford researchers describe the detrimental impact of a ban.

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Marijuana is literally the least of the nation’s drug worries, the police have announced http://www.bioethics.net/news/marijuana-is-literally-the-least-of-the-nations-drug-worries-the-police-have-announced/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/marijuana-is-literally-the-least-of-the-nations-drug-worries-the-police-have-announced/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:46:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57125 Marijuana is literally the least of the nation’s drug worries, the police have announced
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America’s cops overwhelmingly do not see marijuana as a major threat to their communities, according to results of a survey released this week as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.”

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Junk Food Not to Blame for America’s Obesity Epidemic: Study http://www.bioethics.net/news/junk-food-not-to-blame-for-americas-obesity-epidemic-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/junk-food-not-to-blame-for-americas-obesity-epidemic-study/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 17:42:32 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=57124 Junk Food Not to Blame for America’s Obesity Epidemic: Study
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“These are foods that are clearly bad for you and if you eat too much of them they will make you fat, but it doesn’t appear to be the main driver that is making people overweight and obese,” said lead researcher David Just, co-director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics, in Ithaca, N.Y.

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