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What does the future hold for gene editing in China?
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by Vera Lúcia Raposo, Ph.D. Last December it was made public that He Jiankui was sentenced to 3 years in prison and a fine of 3M yuan due to the genetic modification of two twin babies. This story is an epic science-fiction drama that might dictate the future of gene editing in China. Let’s go back in time, however, to late November 2018, when He Jiankui announced the birth of the first genetically modified babies in the entire world.…

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The Consumer Electronic Show and The Ethics of Consumer Digital Health
Craig Klugman

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. This week Las Vegas hosted the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where tech companies can show off the devices they hope we will all be buying soon. With an expected market share of $504 million in the next five years, over 200 Digital Health related companies were showing their wares at CES. The FDA defines digital health as “The broad scope of digital health includes categories such as mobile health (mHealth), health information technology (IT), wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine, and personalized medicine”.…

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  • BioethicsTV (October 27-November 1, 2019): #NewAmsterdam; #ChicagoMed

    by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying; Inherent bias; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 6): Excusing battery; Jehovah’s Witness and blood transfusion; Be yourself or maintain health New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying;...
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    Principles of Biomedical Ethics: Marking Its Fortieth Anniversary

    You can read this editorial and other articles in this month's issue of The American Journal of Bioethics. by Tom Beauchamp, Ph.D. & James Childress, Ph.D. We are pleased to join the editors of AJOB in marking the 40th anniversary...
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    BioethicsTV (October 21-26, 2019): #NewAmsterdam #ChicagoMed

    New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 5): Inconstant insurance policies; Negotiating with patients; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 5): Battery; Broken Promises by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 5): Inconstant insurance policies; Negotiating with patients Two sisters, Jasmine...
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    Bioethics TV (October 7-10, 2019)

    by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 3): Informing a resistant parent; The Resident (Season 3; Episode 3): The Creepy Dr. Cain; New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 3): We don’t pay for the right...
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    Bioethics news. Btn Rss

    Embryo Research To Reduce Need For In Vitro Fertilization Raises Ethical Concerns
    Researchers have conducted a controversial study that involved paying dozens of young women at a hospital near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to get artificially inseminated so their embryos could be flushed out of their bodies and analyzed for research purposes.
    The Gene Drive Dilemma: We Can Alter Entire Species, but Should We?
    A new genetic engineering technology could help eliminate malaria and stave off extinctions — if humanity decides to unleash it.
    Is It Wrong To Volunteer At An Orphanage?
    There’s a growing global campaign which may seem harsh and heartless. The message: Don’t visit orphanages.
    A Teenager’s Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease
    Meet Helen Obando, a shy 16-year-old who likes to dance when her body isn’t ravaged by the debilitating symptoms of sickle cell disease. After a lifetime of pain and potential permanent damage to her body, Helen had the opportunity to...
    Hungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population
    Hungary will provide free in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to couples at state-run clinics, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced. He said fertility was of “strategic importance.”
    Welcome, Baby Benjamin: Penn Medicine Birth Marks a Milestone in Uterus Transplant Clinical Trial
    The birth of Benjamin Thomas Gobrecht defied both expectation and imagination: his mother, 33-year-old Jennifer Gobrecht, was born without a uterus. Benjamin, who arrived in November 2019 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, grew inside a womb...
    Russian journals retract more than 800 papers after ‘bombshell’ investigation
    Academic journals in Russia are retracting more than 800 papers following a probe into unethical publication practices by a commission appointed by the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). The moves come in the wake of several other queries suggesting...
    The risks behind the hype of stem-cell treatments
    Some private clinics are charging UK patients thousands of pounds for unproven and unregulated treatments using the “healing powers” of stem cells.
    Quest to use CRISPR against disease gains ground
    As the first clinical-trial results trickle in, researchers look ahead to more sophisticated medical applications for genome editing.
    Colleges want freshmen to use mental health apps. But are they risking students’ privacy?
    As student demand for mental health services grows, and more colleges turn to digital platforms, experts say universities must begin to consider their role as stewards of sensitive student information and the consequences of encouraging or mandating these technologies.
    AI ‘outperforms’ doctors diagnosing breast cancer
    Artificial intelligence is more accurate than doctors in diagnosing breast cancer from mammograms, a study in the journal Nature suggests.


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