Bioethics.net » News http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:10:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Cloning advance using stem cells from human adult reopens ethical questions http://www.bioethics.net/news/cloning-advance-using-stem-cells-from-human-adult-reopens-ethical-questions/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cloning-advance-using-stem-cells-from-human-adult-reopens-ethical-questions/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:51:04 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51410 Cloning advance using stem cells from human adult reopens ethical questions
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Scientists have grown stem cells from adults using cloning techniques for the first time — bringing them closer to developing patient-specific lines of cells that can be used to treat a whole host of ailments, from heart disease to blindness.

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U.S. Views of Technology and the Future http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-views-of-technology-and-the-future/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-views-of-technology-and-the-future/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:49:53 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51409 U.S. Views of Technology and the Future
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The American public anticipates that the coming half-century will be a period of profound scientific change, as inventions that were once confined to the realm of science fiction come into common usage.

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Bullying leaves scars into middle age http://www.bioethics.net/news/bullying-leaves-scars-into-middle-age/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/bullying-leaves-scars-into-middle-age/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:42:53 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51407 Bullying leaves scars into middle age
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Children who are bullied continue to suffer the psychological impacts decades later, experiencing increased risk of depression, anxiety and suicide in tests given in mid-life, according to a new study by British researchers.

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The Richer You Are the Older You’ll Get http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-richer-you-are-the-older-youll-get/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-richer-you-are-the-older-youll-get/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:47:19 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51408 The Richer You Are the Older You’ll Get
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Economist Barry Bosworth at the Brookings Institution crunched the numbers and found that the richer you are, the longer you’ll live. And it’s a gap that is widening, particularly among women.

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French School Carries out DNA Dragnet in Rape Case http://www.bioethics.net/news/french-school-carries-out-dna-dragnet-in-rape-case/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/french-school-carries-out-dna-dragnet-in-rape-case/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:42:59 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51368 French School Carries out DNA Dragnet in Rape Case
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French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.

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Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says http://www.bioethics.net/news/free-samples-of-prescription-drugs-are-costly-to-patients-study-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/free-samples-of-prescription-drugs-are-costly-to-patients-study-says/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:37:45 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51367 Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says
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Free samples of prescription drugs may seem like a great deal for patients. But even when doctors think they’re doing patients a favor by handing out the freebies, the real beneficiaries are the drug manufacturers, according to new research in the journal JAMA Dermatology.

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New fathers may need help with depression: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-fathers-may-need-help-with-depression-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-fathers-may-need-help-with-depression-study/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:15:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51341 New fathers may need help with depression: study
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Becoming a father may raise a young man’s risk of depression, according to a new U.S. study that suggests helping men at this stage could improve the wellbeing of entire families.

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Tobacco on TV tied to adult smoking rates http://www.bioethics.net/news/tobacco-on-tv-tied-to-adult-smoking-rates/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/tobacco-on-tv-tied-to-adult-smoking-rates/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:13:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51340 Tobacco on TV tied to adult smoking rates
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Even though smoking appears far less frequently in U.S. television shows than it used to, its portrayal may still be triggering the urge in adult smokers, according to a new study.

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For kids, moving can be mentally tough http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-kids-moving-can-be-mentally-tough/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-kids-moving-can-be-mentally-tough/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:09:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51339 For kids, moving can be mentally tough
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Moving to a new area may be hard on the mental health of children, especially adolescents, according to a new U.S. study.

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National event urges Americans to plan for the end http://www.bioethics.net/news/national-event-urges-americans-to-plan-for-the-end/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/national-event-urges-americans-to-plan-for-the-end/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:08:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51338 National event urges Americans to plan for the end
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With taxes filed, Americans today are being asked to consider life’s other certainty: death, and the myriad complications that often now accompany it.

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Is a patient ‘vegetative?’ The crucial answer may be quite wrong. http://www.bioethics.net/news/is-a-patient-vegetative-the-crucial-answer-may-be-quite-wrong/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/is-a-patient-vegetative-the-crucial-answer-may-be-quite-wrong/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:04:42 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51336 Is a patient ‘vegetative?’ The crucial answer may be quite wrong.
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It seems as if barely a year goes by without a painful, public and often politicized controversy over whether or not someone is in a “vegetative state,” beyond consciousness and some say the need for life support. The most famous case was that of Terri Schiavo in 1990.

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Simple Blood Test To Spot Early Lung Cancer Getting Closer http://www.bioethics.net/news/simple-blood-test-to-spot-early-lung-cancer-getting-closer/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/simple-blood-test-to-spot-early-lung-cancer-getting-closer/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:54:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51065 Simple Blood Test To Spot Early Lung Cancer Getting Closer
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One of these days, there could well be a simple blood test that can help diagnose and track cancers. We aren’t there yet, but a burst of research in this area shows we are getting a lot closer.

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Breast Ca Growth Slowed by CDK4/6 Inhibitors http://www.bioethics.net/news/breast-ca-growth-slowed-by-cdk46-inhibitors/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/breast-ca-growth-slowed-by-cdk46-inhibitors/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:52:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51064 Breast Ca Growth Slowed by CDK4/6 Inhibitors
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Progression-free survival (PFS) in metastatic breast cancer doubled in women who received a new class of targeted therapy in addition to standard hormonal therapy, a randomized trial showed.

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112 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Chase Reconstructed In 3D, Image Has Many ‘Depths And Impressions’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/112-million-year-old-dinosaur-chase-reconstructed-in-3d-image-has-many-depths-and-impressions/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/112-million-year-old-dinosaur-chase-reconstructed-in-3d-image-has-many-depths-and-impressions/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:01:01 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51038 112 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Chase Reconstructed In 3D, Image Has Many ‘Depths And Impressions’
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A dinosaur chase that took place 112 million years ago has been reconstructed using 3D imagery.

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An FDA Update For 23andMe Customers http://www.bioethics.net/news/an-fda-update-for-23andme-customers/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/an-fda-update-for-23andme-customers/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:43:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51037 An FDA Update For 23andMe Customers
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Over the last few months we’ve heard from many of you asking about where 23andMe stands in the FDA authorization process, so here is the latest.

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Guidance published on informing study participants about findings with potential health implications http://www.bioethics.net/news/guidance-published-on-informing-study-participants-about-findings-with-potential-health-implications/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/guidance-published-on-informing-study-participants-about-findings-with-potential-health-implications/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:17:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51029 Guidance published on informing study participants about findings with potential health implications
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In the course of a study involving human participants, it is possible that researchers may make a finding that has potential health or reproductive implications for an individual participant.

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Scientists hail synthetic chromosome advance http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-hail-synthetic-chromosome-advance/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-hail-synthetic-chromosome-advance/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:15:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51028 Scientists hail synthetic chromosome advance
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Previously synthetic DNA has been designed and made for simpler organisms such as bacteria.  As a form of life whose cells contain a nucleus, yeast is related to plants and animals and shares 2,000 genes with us.

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PatientsLikeMe Launches “Data for Good” Campaign to Encourage Health Data Sharing to Advance Medicine http://www.bioethics.net/news/patientslikeme-launches-data-for-good-campaign-to-encourage-health-data-sharing-to-advance-medicine/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/patientslikeme-launches-data-for-good-campaign-to-encourage-health-data-sharing-to-advance-medicine/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:14:36 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51027 PatientsLikeMe Launches “Data for Good” Campaign to Encourage Health Data Sharing to Advance Medicine
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Today, PatientsLikeMe kicks off a new campaign promoting the value of sharing health information to advance research.

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Why I, a founder of PLOS, am forsaking open access http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-i-a-founder-of-plos-am-forsaking-open-access/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-i-a-founder-of-plos-am-forsaking-open-access/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:13:17 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51026 Why I, a founder of PLOS, am forsaking open access
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I co-founded the Public Library of Science (PLOS) in 2002 because I believed deeply that the open access publishing model…But in the last few weeks I have had a major change of heart.

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Spite Is Good. Spite Works. http://www.bioethics.net/news/spite-is-good-spite-works/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/spite-is-good-spite-works/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:18:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51016 Spite Is Good. Spite Works.
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The “Iliad” may be a giant of Western literature, yet its plot hinges on a human impulse normally thought petty: spite.

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Japan’s whaling program not for scientific purposes, rules International Court of Justice http://www.bioethics.net/news/japans-whaling-program-not-for-scientific-purposes-rules-international-court-of-justice/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/japans-whaling-program-not-for-scientific-purposes-rules-international-court-of-justice/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:00:55 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51007 Japan’s whaling program not for scientific purposes, rules International Court of Justice
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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Japan’s whaling program in the Antarctic is not for scientific purposes and has forbidden the granting of further whaling permits.

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Human Faces Can Express at Least 21 Distinct Emotions http://www.bioethics.net/news/human-faces-can-express-at-least-21-distinct-emotions/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/human-faces-can-express-at-least-21-distinct-emotions/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:57:59 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51006 Human Faces Can Express at Least 21 Distinct Emotions
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Distinct facial muscles were used to express compound emotions.

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Smoking bans can help kids’ health, researchers say http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-bans-can-help-kids-health-researchers-say/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-bans-can-help-kids-health-researchers-say/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:55:12 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51005 Smoking bans can help kids’ health, researchers say
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If legislation banning smoking protects people from disease, then the proportion of the world population covered by such laws is too low – just 16%, according to researchers.

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At U.N. climate talks, many seek sterner warnings of GDP losses http://www.bioethics.net/news/at-u-n-climate-talks-many-seek-sterner-warnings-of-gdp-losses/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/at-u-n-climate-talks-many-seek-sterner-warnings-of-gdp-losses/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:48:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50982 At U.N. climate talks, many seek sterner warnings of GDP losses
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Many governments want sterner warnings of probable economic damage from global warming in a draft U.N. report due on Monday, saying that existing estimates of trillions of dollars in losses are only part of the picture.

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Mother of brain-dead Jahi McMath says daughter is ‘still sleeping’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/mother-of-brain-dead-jahi-mcmath-says-daughter-is-still-sleeping/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/mother-of-brain-dead-jahi-mcmath-says-daughter-is-still-sleeping/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:46:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50981 Mother of brain-dead Jahi McMath says daughter is ‘still sleeping’
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The mother of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old Oakland girl declared brain dead by multiple neurologists more than three months ago, insisted Thursday that her daughter was “asleep” and “blossoming into a teenager.”

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Yahoo updates methodology in new transparency report http://www.bioethics.net/news/yahoo-updates-methodology-in-new-transparency-report/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/yahoo-updates-methodology-in-new-transparency-report/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:50:36 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50976 Yahoo updates methodology in new transparency report
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The company changes how it tallies government requests for data in its second transparency report, following tech firm push back over the past year.

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Gene Gurus Create Synthetic Yeast Chromosome From Scratch http://www.bioethics.net/news/gene-gurus-create-synthetic-yeast-chromosome-from-scratch/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/gene-gurus-create-synthetic-yeast-chromosome-from-scratch/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:42:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50975 Gene Gurus Create Synthetic Yeast Chromosome From Scratch
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Geneticists say they’ve built a working yeast chromosome from the bottom up for the first time — a feat that could open the way for custom-made biofactories that churn out fuels and pharmaceuticals.

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CDC: 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism http://www.bioethics.net/news/cdc-1-in-68-u-s-children-has-autism/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cdc-1-in-68-u-s-children-has-autism/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:38:05 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50974 CDC: 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism
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One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Scientists publish “navigation maps” for human genome http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-publish-navigation-maps-for-human-genome/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-publish-navigation-maps-for-human-genome/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:03:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50964 Scientists publish “navigation maps” for human genome
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A large international team of scientists has built the clearest picture yet of how human genes are regulated in the vast array of cell types in the body – work that should help researchers target genes linked to disease.

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How your brain makes moral judgments http://www.bioethics.net/news/how-your-brain-makes-moral-judgments/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/how-your-brain-makes-moral-judgments/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:00:48 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50963 How your brain makes moral judgments
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Imagine a CEO wants to profit from a venture that, by the way, involves emitting pollution toxic to the environment, but she doesn’t care because the goal is profit.

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Marijuana pills and sprays ease MS symptoms http://www.bioethics.net/news/marijuana-pills-and-sprays-ease-ms-symptoms/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/marijuana-pills-and-sprays-ease-ms-symptoms/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:53:36 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50946 Marijuana pills and sprays ease MS symptoms
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There is no cure for the condition, and therapies have proven difficult, as many have serious side effects. But now, relief may come in the form of a medical marijuana pill.

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Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People Every Year, World Health Organization Report Finds http://www.bioethics.net/news/air-pollution-kills-7-million-people-every-year-world-health-organization-report-finds/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/air-pollution-kills-7-million-people-every-year-world-health-organization-report-finds/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:51:50 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50945 Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People Every Year, World Health Organization Report Finds
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Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves.

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Cardiff University thyroid IQ theory ‘could help children’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cardiff-university-thyroid-iq-theory-could-help-children/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cardiff-university-thyroid-iq-theory-could-help-children/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:38:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50944 Cardiff University thyroid IQ theory ‘could help children’
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Children at risk of developing a low IQ could be helped by genetic screening, Cardiff University researchers say.

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Crowdsourcing medical decisions: Ethicists worry Josh Hardy case may set bad precedent http://www.bioethics.net/news/crowdsourcing-medical-decisions-ethicists-worry-josh-hardy-case-may-set-bad-precedent/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/crowdsourcing-medical-decisions-ethicists-worry-josh-hardy-case-may-set-bad-precedent/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:34:20 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50943 Crowdsourcing medical decisions: Ethicists worry Josh Hardy case may set bad precedent
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Just hours after social-media supporters of a dying 7-year-old boy pressured a reluctant biotech company into giving him an experimental medication, the backlash began.

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Ocean Conservation Group: 20 Percent of All Captured Fish is Trashed http://www.bioethics.net/news/ocean-conservation-group-20-percent-of-all-captured-fish-is-trashed/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ocean-conservation-group-20-percent-of-all-captured-fish-is-trashed/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:47:59 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50929 Ocean Conservation Group: 20 Percent of All Captured Fish is Trashed
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Oceana is the largest international organization that focuses solely on ocean conservation. Their latest report reveals sobering news about commercial fishing in the United States.

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Hawaii police urge lawmakers to let undercover cops have sex with prostitutes http://www.bioethics.net/news/hawaii-police-urge-lawmakers-to-let-undercover-cops-have-sex-with-prostitutes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/hawaii-police-urge-lawmakers-to-let-undercover-cops-have-sex-with-prostitutes/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:46:20 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50928 Hawaii police urge lawmakers to let undercover cops have sex with prostitutes
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10 Happy Ways to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness http://www.bioethics.net/news/10-happy-ways-to-celebrate-the-international-day-of-happiness/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/10-happy-ways-to-celebrate-the-international-day-of-happiness/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:44:58 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50917 10 Happy Ways to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness
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The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.

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My Neighborhood Makes It Easier to Get Pregnant Than To Go To College http://www.bioethics.net/news/my-neighborhood-makes-it-easier-to-get-pregnant-than-to-go-to-college/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/my-neighborhood-makes-it-easier-to-get-pregnant-than-to-go-to-college/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:43:01 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50916 My Neighborhood Makes It Easier to Get Pregnant Than To Go To College
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‘You should get pregnant,’ a friend told me. ‘Girl, the government will take care of you, trust me.’

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Health conspiracy theories are widely believed http://www.bioethics.net/news/health-conspiracy-theories-are-widely-believed/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/health-conspiracy-theories-are-widely-believed/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:01:38 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50901 Health conspiracy theories are widely believed
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Nearly half of American adults believe the federal government, corporations or both are involved in at least one conspiracy to cover up health information, a new survey finds.

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His Fertility Advance Draws Ire http://www.bioethics.net/news/his-fertility-advance-draws-ire/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/his-fertility-advance-draws-ire/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:49:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50870 His Fertility Advance Draws Ire
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To most people, the word “mitochondria” is only dimly familiar.  But to Shoukhrat Mitalipov, the mysterious power producers inside every human cell are a lifelong obsession.

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Military wife drops more than 100 pounds to surprise husband http://www.bioethics.net/news/military-wife-drops-more-than-100-pounds-to-surprise-husband/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/military-wife-drops-more-than-100-pounds-to-surprise-husband/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:03:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50868 Military wife drops more than 100 pounds to surprise husband
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When Larry, an Army specialist, was deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012, Misty decided she wanted to get in shape.

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Saturated fat advice ‘unclear’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/saturated-fat-advice-unclear/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/saturated-fat-advice-unclear/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:01:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50867 Saturated fat advice ‘unclear’
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Swapping butter for a sunflower spread may not lower heart risk, say British Heart Foundation researchers.

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NASA contest offers prizes for citizen asteroid hunters http://www.bioethics.net/news/nasa-contest-offers-prizes-for-citizen-asteroid-hunters/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/nasa-contest-offers-prizes-for-citizen-asteroid-hunters/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:49:10 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50838 NASA contest offers prizes for citizen asteroid hunters
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Think you can find Earth-threatening asteroids faster than NASA? Then there is a contest designed just for you: the space agency is calling for citizen scientists to find new and improved ways to track down space rocks.

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Americans believe marijuana is LESS harmful than sugar, says new survey http://www.bioethics.net/news/americans-believe-marijuana-is-less-harmful-than-sugar-says-new-survey/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/americans-believe-marijuana-is-less-harmful-than-sugar-says-new-survey/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:47:18 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50837 Americans believe marijuana is LESS harmful than sugar, says new survey
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Americans now believe marijuana is so harmless that they ranked sugar as more harmful to a person’s health in a recent poll. 

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In a bad mood? Your social networks might be to blame http://www.bioethics.net/news/in-a-bad-mood-your-social-networks-might-be-to-blame/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/in-a-bad-mood-your-social-networks-might-be-to-blame/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:44:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50836 In a bad mood? Your social networks might be to blame
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The next time you feel compelled to share your misery on Facebook, spare a thought for your friends. For mood on social networks is contagious, and spreads to those you are connected to, scientists say.

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Company Makes Drug Available To Ailing Boy Following Public Outcry http://www.bioethics.net/news/company-makes-drug-available-to-ailing-boy-following-public-outcry/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/company-makes-drug-available-to-ailing-boy-following-public-outcry/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:41:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50835 Company Makes Drug Available To Ailing Boy Following Public Outcry
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Chimerix, a small and unprofitable biotechnology company, will make an experimental drug available to a young Virginia boy who is suffering from an infection he contracted while being treated for cancer.

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Cheap, reliable whole-genome sequencing? Not so fast, say Stanford researchers http://www.bioethics.net/news/cheap-reliable-whole-genome-sequencing-not-so-fast-say-stanford-researchers/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cheap-reliable-whole-genome-sequencing-not-so-fast-say-stanford-researchers/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:17:45 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50831 Cheap, reliable whole-genome sequencing? Not so fast, say Stanford researchers
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A Stanford study found that producing accurate genome analysis is still best left to medical professionals and complete, reliable results from an off-the-shelf test are currently not possible.

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One Author of a Startling Stem Cell Study Calls for Its Retraction http://www.bioethics.net/news/one-author-of-a-startling-stem-cell-study-calls-for-its-retraction/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/one-author-of-a-startling-stem-cell-study-calls-for-its-retraction/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:11:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50816 One Author of a Startling Stem Cell Study Calls for Its Retraction
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One of the authors of a study that was claimed to have discovered a simple way to make stem cells said on Monday that he was no longer sure of his team’s conclusions, and he called for the study to be retracted.

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Elizabeth Warren vows fight for gender equality in medical studies http://www.bioethics.net/news/elizabeth-warren-vows-fight-for-gender-equality-in-medical-studies/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/elizabeth-warren-vows-fight-for-gender-equality-in-medical-studies/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:10:22 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50815 Elizabeth Warren vows fight for gender equality in medical studies
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren vowed yesterday to push for a new federal law to cut the gender bias from medical research if federal agencies such as the National Institutues of Health don’t take steps to address the issue.

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New Clues To Why Traffic Pollution Is So Bad For The Heart http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-clues-to-why-traffic-pollution-is-so-bad-for-the-heart/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-clues-to-why-traffic-pollution-is-so-bad-for-the-heart/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:42:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50807 New Clues To Why Traffic Pollution Is So Bad For The Heart
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It’s long been known that traffic pollution carries health risks, with multiple studies linking it to heart attacks, autism and even early death.

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