Monthly Archives: June 2006

June 30, 2006

Bioethics in the News — June 30

Bioethicist: Not just autistic at risk if sex screening approved (BP) Senate to Consider Stem Cell Proposals (Washington Post) Stem-cell therapies for blood diseases (Nature) Hope, doubt greet new All Kids insurance (AP) Biotech execs: No sharing of stem-cell research … Read More

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June 30, 2006

Quote of the Week

If unborn children are being eliminated for a genetic disposition to autism, no one is safe. C. Ben Mitchell, associate professor of bioethics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in suburban Chicago, Ill.

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June 29, 2006

Bioethics in the News — June 29

20% of U.S. Transplant Centers Are Found to Be Substandard (LA Times) Doctors change euthanasia stance (BBC) Terminally ill call on the BMA to stand firm (TimesOnline) Law creates cord blood bank initiative (NewsAdvance) Health professional urges hospital rating system … Read More

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June 28, 2006

Bioethics in the News — June 28

Judge rejects challenge to Blagojevich stem cell grants (AP) Hwang to resume research (News24) Is mom a criminal for not allowing surgery on her son? (The Seattle Times) Bill to allow assisted suicide is rejected State Senate committee head casts … Read More

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June 27, 2006

Bioethics in the News — June 27

Patients said to offer stem-cell solution ‘we can all live with’ (Catholic News Service) Malaysia: Govt won’t allow ‘designer babies’ (Daily News Express) Stem cell project gets green light (Leader Post) Report on drug revives discussion of care for ‘vegetative … Read More

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June 27, 2006

New Magazine

The first issue of Salvo is now available on newsstands and for subscription. Salvo is dedicated to exposing and debunking the destructive cultural myths that have undercut human dignity, all but destroyed the notions of virtue and morality, and slowly … Read More

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June 26, 2006

Organ Donation: Point — Counterpoint

Today’s edition of USA Today features a pair of Op-Eds on providing financial incentives for organ donation. USA Today’s editorial board takes the position “Organ donations fall short; financial incentives can help,” and chair of the National Kidney Foundation, Charles … Read More

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June 26, 2006

Bioethics in the News — June 26

How will technology shape our future? (CNN) Do healers have a place in the death chamber? (Dallas Morning News) Big Pharma Research Racket Is Killing People (Media Monitors Network) $10 million for stem cell; $144,000 against (St. Louis Business Journal) … Read More

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June 23, 2006

Bioethics in the News — June 23

Brownback Holds News Conference To Highlight Successes Of Adult, Umbilical Cord Stem Cells (Medical News Today) PM caves in to party room on stem cells (Sydney Morning Herald) Human transmission of bird flu confirmed (International Herald Tribune) Drugmaker sues county … Read More

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June 23, 2006

Cruel and ineffective?

Animal tests proved penicillin deadly, strychnine safe and aspirin dangerous. So why do we continue to continue to use, as Kelly Overton asks in an intriguing op-ed, a process for testing the effectiveness of medications for humans that is “akin … Read More

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