Bioethics.net » News http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:49:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Tracking Life From Its Smallest Form http://www.bioethics.net/news/tracking-life-from-its-smallest-form/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/tracking-life-from-its-smallest-form/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:49:54 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52100 Tracking Life From Its Smallest Form
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The earliest stages of life have been the subject of intense fascination for eons. Aristotle, for instance, observed and recorded the development of a chicken embryo in its egg.

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Schizophrenia Linked to 108 Genes http://www.bioethics.net/news/schizophrenia-linked-to-108-genes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/schizophrenia-linked-to-108-genes/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:29:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52098 Schizophrenia Linked to 108 Genes
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It took 80,000 genetic samples, seven years and the work of 300 scientists from around the world, but scientists now have the most complete dossier on schizophrenia ever.

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Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth? http://www.bioethics.net/news/could-giant-viruses-be-the-origin-of-life-on-earth/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/could-giant-viruses-be-the-origin-of-life-on-earth/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:07:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52051 Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?
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The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a sample of Siberian dirt that had been frozen for more than 30,000 years, was more bizarre than the pair had ever imagined a virus could be.

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Calif. death penalty ruled unconstitutional http://www.bioethics.net/news/calif-death-penalty-ruled-unconstitutional/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/calif-death-penalty-ruled-unconstitutional/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:06:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52050 Calif. death penalty ruled unconstitutional
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A federal judge Wednesday struck down California’s death penalty, saying the “dysfunctional” system that makes prisoners wait decades to be executed violates the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-to-detect-genetic-defects-in-unborn-babies/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-to-detect-genetic-defects-in-unborn-babies/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:39:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52045 China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies
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The mainland has lifted the controversial ban on medical diagnostic products that can help detect birth defects in unborn children.

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Police Won’t Use Nude Photos of Va. Teen as Evidence in Sexting Case, Attorney Says http://www.bioethics.net/news/police-wont-use-nude-photos-of-va-teen-as-evidence-in-sexting-case-attorney-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/police-wont-use-nude-photos-of-va-teen-as-evidence-in-sexting-case-attorney-says/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:35:22 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52044 Police Won’t Use Nude Photos of Va. Teen as Evidence in Sexting Case, Attorney Says
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Prosecutors wanted to take a second set of nude photos, of the teen in a forced aroused state to compare them to photos he allegedly sent to his then-girlfriend.

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Gordon College Faces Review Over Request For Ability To Discriminate http://www.bioethics.net/news/gordon-college-faces-review-over-request-for-ability-to-discriminate/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/gordon-college-faces-review-over-request-for-ability-to-discriminate/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:22:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52043 Gordon College Faces Review Over Request For Ability To Discriminate
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A regional accrediting agency has placed Gordon College, a Christian school near Boston, under review as the institution seeks the legal ability to discriminate in hiring against members of the LGBT community.

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Children Of Gay Parents Are Happier And Healthier Than Their Peers, New Study Finds http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-of-gay-parents-are-happier-and-healthier-than-their-peers-new-study-finds/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-of-gay-parents-are-happier-and-healthier-than-their-peers-new-study-finds/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:20:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52042 Children Of Gay Parents Are Happier And Healthier Than Their Peers, New Study Finds
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Children raised by same-sex couples have better health and well-being in comparison to their peers, according to a groundbreaking new study which is being billed as the largest of its kind.

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The Brave New World of Three-Parent I.V.F. http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-brave-new-world-of-three-parent-i-v-f/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-brave-new-world-of-three-parent-i-v-f/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:03:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52020 The Brave New World of Three-Parent I.V.F.
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A microscopic image that shows a genome being removed from a donor egg. 1. Manipulation pipette. 2. Donor egg. 3. Holding pipette. 4. Zona pellucida (encircling the egg). 5. Location of the oocyte genome (or nuclear DNA) before removal.

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Did Facebook and PNAS violate human research protections in an unethical experiment? http://www.bioethics.net/news/did-facebook-and-pnas-violate-human-research-protections-in-an-unethical-experiment/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/did-facebook-and-pnas-violate-human-research-protections-in-an-unethical-experiment/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:02:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52019 Did Facebook and PNAS violate human research protections in an unethical experiment?
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Whatever good and bad things about Facebook there are, however, there’s one thing that I never expected the company to be engaging in, and that’s unethical human subjects research.

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Do doctors understand test results? http://www.bioethics.net/news/do-doctors-understand-test-results/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/do-doctors-understand-test-results/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:59:36 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52018 Do doctors understand test results?
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Are doctors confused by statistics? A new book by one prominent statistician says they are – and that this makes it hard for patients to make informed decisions about treatment.

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San Francisco passes law allowing forced treatment of mentally ill http://www.bioethics.net/news/san-francisco-passes-law-allowing-forced-treatment-of-mentally-ill/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/san-francisco-passes-law-allowing-forced-treatment-of-mentally-ill/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:11:43 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52006 San Francisco passes law allowing forced treatment of mentally ill
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San Francisco lawmakers approved a law late on Tuesday allowing the forced treatment of mentally ill patients under certain conditions, drawing swift criticism from patient advocacy groups who say the measure tramples civil rights.

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NY insurer to pay up to $31 million for denied mental health claims http://www.bioethics.net/news/ny-insurer-to-pay-up-to-31-million-for-denied-mental-health-claims/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ny-insurer-to-pay-up-to-31-million-for-denied-mental-health-claims/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:05:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52005 NY insurer to pay up to $31 million for denied mental health claims
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A New York-based health insurance company has agreed to reimburse members up to $31 million for previously denied mental health and substance abuse claims, the state attorney general said on Wednesday.

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Transgender Algae Show How Males and Females Came to Be http://www.bioethics.net/news/transgender-algae-show-how-males-and-females-came-to-be/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/transgender-algae-show-how-males-and-females-came-to-be/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:55:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52004 Transgender Algae Show How Males and Females Came to Be
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One of the few things older than the battle of the sexes is the origin of the sexes. How sexes evolved in the first place has been a lasting mystery in biology. Thanks to some transgender algae, scientists may have cracked this evolutionary whodunit.

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U.S. Democrats aim to turn contraception into campaign drive http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-democrats-aim-to-turn-contraception-into-campaign-drive/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-democrats-aim-to-turn-contraception-into-campaign-drive/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:15:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52007 U.S. Democrats aim to turn contraception into campaign drive
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U.S. Democrats hope to turn their legal setback on Obamacare and contraception into a winning autumn campaign issue by pushing legislation requiring employers to include birth control in healthcare coverage.

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Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Parks http://www.bioethics.net/news/climate-change-threatens-u-s-national-parks/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/climate-change-threatens-u-s-national-parks/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:53:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51983 Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Parks
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A large percent of the country’s national parks have recently experienced extreme heat, precipitation or drought, which could hurt plant and animal species

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‘Breakthrough’ stem cell study retracted http://www.bioethics.net/news/breakthrough-stem-cell-study-retracted/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/breakthrough-stem-cell-study-retracted/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:46:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51982 ‘Breakthrough’ stem cell study retracted
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It was hailed as a fast, easy, inexpensive and uncontroversial way to produce stem cells.

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Everything We Know About Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment http://www.bioethics.net/news/everything-we-know-about-facebooks-secret-mood-manipulation-experiment/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/everything-we-know-about-facebooks-secret-mood-manipulation-experiment/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:36:59 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51972 Everything We Know About Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment
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Facebook’s News Feed—the main list of status updates, messages, and photos you see when you open Facebook on your computer or phone—is not a perfect mirror of the world.

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Study finds vaccine side effects extremely rare http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-finds-vaccine-side-effects-extremely-rare/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-finds-vaccine-side-effects-extremely-rare/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:33:25 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51970 Study finds vaccine side effects extremely rare
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Serious complications related to vaccines are very rare, and there is no evidence that immunizations cause autism, according to an analysis of 67 research studies.

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Doctors Are Examining Your Genitals for No Reason http://www.bioethics.net/news/doctors-are-examining-your-genitals-for-no-reason/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/doctors-are-examining-your-genitals-for-no-reason/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:35:38 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51981 Doctors Are Examining Your Genitals for No Reason
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In total, gynecological screenings cost the U.S. $2.6 billion every year. And yet, a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that there is no established medical justification for the annual procedure.

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Facebook responds to criticism of its experiment on users http://www.bioethics.net/news/facebook-responds-to-criticism-of-its-experiment-on-users/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/facebook-responds-to-criticism-of-its-experiment-on-users/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:15:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51955 Facebook responds to criticism of its experiment on users
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Facebook is unapologetic about the “emotional contagion” experiment it was conducting on customers.

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Stem cells: Taking a stand against pseudoscience http://www.bioethics.net/news/stem-cells-taking-a-stand-against-pseudoscience/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/stem-cells-taking-a-stand-against-pseudoscience/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:13:50 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51954 Stem cells: Taking a stand against pseudoscience
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Elena Cattaneo and Gilberto Corbellini are among the academics working to protect patients from questionable stem-cell therapies. Here, they share their experiences and opinions of the long, hard fight for evidence to prevail.

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Watching too much TV could shorten your life http://www.bioethics.net/news/watching-too-much-tv-could-shorten-your-life/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/watching-too-much-tv-could-shorten-your-life/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:52:28 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51924 Watching too much TV could shorten your life
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The average American adult spends about four and a half hours a day watching TV — and that’s more than enough to take a toll on their health and longevity.

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It’s time to get your brain in shape http://www.bioethics.net/news/its-time-to-get-your-brain-in-shape/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/its-time-to-get-your-brain-in-shape/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:07:32 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51919 It’s time to get your brain in shape
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From the outside, the human brain might not be much to look at. What makes it fascinating is hidden within, in the complicated circuitry of neurons that makes you who you are.

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BPA Alternative May Still Have Endocrine Effects http://www.bioethics.net/news/bpa-alternative-may-still-have-endocrine-effects/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/bpa-alternative-may-still-have-endocrine-effects/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:04:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51918 BPA Alternative May Still Have Endocrine Effects
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A plasticizer commonly substituted for bisphenol A (BPA) may cause similar endocrine-disrupting effects as the original chemical, researchers reported here.

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Critical Care Challenge: Dying with Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit http://www.bioethics.net/news/critical-care-challenge-dying-with-dignity-in-the-intensive-care-unit/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/critical-care-challenge-dying-with-dignity-in-the-intensive-care-unit/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:55:10 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51908 Critical Care Challenge: Dying with Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit
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After a long ICU stay because of septic shock and multiple complications, a frail 77-year-old man had a fall and suffered an acute subdural hematoma and hemorrhagic contusion. Twelve days after evacuation of the subdural hematoma, he remains in a coma and is still receiving mechanical ventilation. How should decisions be made about further treatment?

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Cancer-gene data sharing boosted http://www.bioethics.net/news/cancer-gene-data-sharing-boosted/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cancer-gene-data-sharing-boosted/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:53:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51907 Cancer-gene data sharing boosted
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When the US diagnostics giant Myriad Genetics had its legal monopoly on breast-cancer gene testing eliminated one year ago, the company still retained an enormous edge over competitors.

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Why are some depressed, others resilient? Scientists home in one part of the brain. http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-are-some-depressed-others-resilient-scientists-home-in-one-part-of-the-brain/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-are-some-depressed-others-resilient-scientists-home-in-one-part-of-the-brain/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:52:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51905 Why are some depressed, others resilient? Scientists home in one part of the brain.
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Many of us find ourselves swimming along in the tranquil sea of life when suddenly a crisis hits — a death in the family, the loss of a job, a bad breakup. Some power through and find calm waters again, while others drown in depression.

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Genetic disorder will keep Baylor star Austin out of NBA http://www.bioethics.net/news/genetic-disorder-will-keep-baylor-star-austin-out-of-nba/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/genetic-disorder-will-keep-baylor-star-austin-out-of-nba/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:50:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51904 Genetic disorder will keep Baylor star Austin out of NBA
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Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career.

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Stroke ‘selfie’ helps save Canadian woman’s life http://www.bioethics.net/news/stroke-selfie-helps-save-canadian-womans-life/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/stroke-selfie-helps-save-canadian-womans-life/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:52:05 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51867 Stroke ‘selfie’ helps save Canadian woman’s life
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“The sensation is happening again,” Stacey Yepes tells the camera. “It’s all tingling on left side.”

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Dad invents bionic pancreas to help diabetic son http://www.bioethics.net/news/dad-invents-bionic-pancreas-to-help-diabetic-son/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/dad-invents-bionic-pancreas-to-help-diabetic-son/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:43:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51850 Dad invents bionic pancreas to help diabetic son
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Biomedical engineer Ed Damiano developed a device to monitor his son David’s blood sugar levels, but the invention could soon also wind up in the hands of other type 1 diabetics.

 

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U.S. health care system ranks last among 11 industrialized nations http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-health-care-system-ranks-last-among-11-industrialized-nations/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-health-care-system-ranks-last-among-11-industrialized-nations/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:37:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51849 U.S. health care system ranks last among 11 industrialized nations
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Even though it’s the most expensive, the United States’ health care system ranks last among 11 industrialized nations in a new study that examines factors such as quality, efficiency and access to care

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For One Baby, Life Begins with Genome Revealed http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-one-baby-life-begins-with-genome-revealed/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-one-baby-life-begins-with-genome-revealed/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:07:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51821 For One Baby, Life Begins with Genome Revealed
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How a California father made an end run around medicine to decode his son’s DNA.

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Google, Autism Speaks team up on database of whole genomes http://www.bioethics.net/news/google-autism-speaks-team-up-on-database-of-whole-genomes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/google-autism-speaks-team-up-on-database-of-whole-genomes/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:47:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51807 Google, Autism Speaks team up on database of whole genomes
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Autism Speaks is teaming up with Google on what the research foundation says is the world’s largest database of whole genomes, a move that could accelerate research into autism spectrum disorder.

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Politics in Your DNA http://www.bioethics.net/news/politics-in-your-dna/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/politics-in-your-dna/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:06:38 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51806 Politics in Your DNA
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How the realities of biology complicate the “personhood movement.”

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People Unemployed Over A Year Are 2 Times More Likely To Be Depressed Than Employed Americans http://www.bioethics.net/news/people-unemployed-over-a-year-are-2-times-more-likely-to-be-depressed-than-employed-americans/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/people-unemployed-over-a-year-are-2-times-more-likely-to-be-depressed-than-employed-americans/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:35:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51786 People Unemployed Over A Year Are 2 Times More Likely To Be Depressed Than Employed Americans
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A new poll reveals that unemployed adults in the United States were more than twice as likely to have been treated for depression than those who are currently employed.

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Light-sensitive retina created with human stem cells http://www.bioethics.net/news/light-sensitive-retina-created-with-human-stem-cells/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/light-sensitive-retina-created-with-human-stem-cells/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:33:12 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51785 Light-sensitive retina created with human stem cells
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Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, have created a miniature human retina in a dish from human stem cells, which they say can sense light. They are hopeful their creation could eventually lead to technologies one day that restore vision.

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Study: Price tag of autism in the U.S. exceeds $236 billion per year http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-price-tag-of-autism-in-the-u-s-exceeds-236-billion-per-year/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-price-tag-of-autism-in-the-u-s-exceeds-236-billion-per-year/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:19:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51783 Study: Price tag of autism in the U.S. exceeds $236 billion per year
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A new study estimates that the lifetime cost of being diagnosed with autism in the United States is somewhere between $1.43 million and $2.44 million.

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Military Funds Brain-Computer Interfaces to Control Feelings http://www.bioethics.net/news/military-funds-brain-computer-interfaces-to-control-feelings/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/military-funds-brain-computer-interfaces-to-control-feelings/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:21:16 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51784 Military Funds Brain-Computer Interfaces to Control Feelings
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Researcher Jose Carmena has worked for years training macaque monkeys to move computer cursors and robotic limbs with their minds. He does so by implanting electrodes into their brains to monitor neural activity.

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The National Institutes of Health is Working to Launch the BRAIN Initiative http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-national-institutes-of-health-is-working-to-launch-the-brain-initiative/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-national-institutes-of-health-is-working-to-launch-the-brain-initiative/#comments Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:39:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51735 The National Institutes of Health is Working to Launch the BRAIN Initiative
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About a year ago, President Obama announced the “launch” of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. The National Institutes of Health approved an agenda and new funding plan on Thursday.

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Japan researcher agrees to withdraw disputed stem cell paper http://www.bioethics.net/news/japan-researcher-agrees-to-withdraw-disputed-stem-cell-paper/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/japan-researcher-agrees-to-withdraw-disputed-stem-cell-paper/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:07:58 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51717 Japan researcher agrees to withdraw disputed stem cell paper
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A Japanese researcher accused of fabricating scientific results originally hailed as a breakthrough in stem cell research has agreed to retract two papers, deepening doubts about her “game- changing” findings.

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Stress hormone receptors in taste buds ‘may help explain emotional eating’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/stress-hormone-receptors-in-taste-buds-may-help-explain-emotional-eating/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/stress-hormone-receptors-in-taste-buds-may-help-explain-emotional-eating/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:01:19 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51714 Stress hormone receptors in taste buds ‘may help explain emotional eating’
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In a new study, the investigators identified receptors for stress-activated hormones located in oral taste buds responsible for detecting sweet, savory and bitter tastes.

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China follows USA with emissions pledge http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-follows-usa-with-emissions-pledge/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-follows-usa-with-emissions-pledge/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:55:32 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51705 China follows USA with emissions pledge
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One day after the United States said it would slash carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30% below 2005 levels, China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, said it would set an absolute cap on its emissions by 2016.

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End-of-Life Doc Payment Plan Returns to the Fray http://www.bioethics.net/news/end-of-life-doc-payment-plan-returns-to-the-fray/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/end-of-life-doc-payment-plan-returns-to-the-fray/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:01:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51715 End-of-Life Doc Payment Plan Returns to the Fray
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The federal government may reimburse doctors for talking to Medicare patients and their families about “advance care planning,” including living wills and end-of-life treatment options — potentially rekindling one of the fiercest storms in the Affordable Care Act debate.

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Insured young cancer patients fare better, live longer: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/insured-young-cancer-patients-fare-better-live-longer-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/insured-young-cancer-patients-fare-better-live-longer-study/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:04:20 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51716 Insured young cancer patients fare better, live longer: study
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Young adults with cancer are far more likely to recover or live longer if they have health insurance, a new study on the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act shows.

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A nice, bright smile: Scientists use lasers to regrow teeth http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-nice-bright-smile-scientists-use-lasers-to-regrow-teeth/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-nice-bright-smile-scientists-use-lasers-to-regrow-teeth/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:08:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51718 A nice, bright smile: Scientists use lasers to regrow teeth
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Scientists have come up with a bright idea – literally – to repair teeth.

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Exposure to smoke in cars may worsen asthma: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/exposure-to-smoke-in-cars-may-worsen-asthma-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/exposure-to-smoke-in-cars-may-worsen-asthma-study/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 17:58:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51686 Exposure to smoke in cars may worsen asthma: study
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People with asthma may face increased risk from secondhand smoke exposure while riding in the close quarters of a vehicle, according to U.S. researchers.

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House Committee Votes to Allow Schools to Opt Out of Nutritional Program http://www.bioethics.net/news/house-committee-votes-to-allow-schools-to-opt-out-of-nutritional-program/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/house-committee-votes-to-allow-schools-to-opt-out-of-nutritional-program/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 19:51:32 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51678 House Committee Votes to Allow Schools to Opt Out of Nutritional Program
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The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed an agriculture budget bill that included nearly $21 billion for child nutrition that would allow schools to opt out of White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012.

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World population is getting fatter http://www.bioethics.net/news/world-population-is-getting-fatter/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/world-population-is-getting-fatter/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 19:12:54 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51675 World population is getting fatter
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Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.

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Smart seniors might have this gene variant http://www.bioethics.net/news/smart-seniors-might-have-this-gene-variant/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/smart-seniors-might-have-this-gene-variant/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 18:38:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51667 Smart seniors might have this gene variant
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A gene variant that scientists already knew to be associated with longer life also seems to make people smarter, and may help offset the effects of normal cognitive decline in old age, according to a team of San Francisco researchers.

 

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