August 31, 2016

Road Map for Addressing Ethical Concerns Tied to Research on Human-Animal Hybrids

(Eurkealert) – A new bioethical framework for addressing concerns surrounding potentially revolutionary research on human-animal embryos is publishing on Aug. 30, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology. Human-animal embryos, called chimeras, can be produced when human stem cells are … Read More

July 26, 2016

Cloned Sheep Age Normally

(The Scientist) – When Dolly the sheep became the world’s first cloned animal, some researchers raised concerns that animals conceived using this technique would suffer health problems as they aged. But new research suggests that animals cloned using somatic cell … Read More

June 9, 2016

New Safety and Efficacy Evidence for Mitochondrial Donation Revealed

(Medical Xpress) – A new IVF-based technique is likely to lead to normal pregnancies and reduce the risk that babies born will have mitochondrial disease, according to researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Disease at Newcastle University. Published … Read More

February 2, 2016

A New Edition of Journal of Law and the Biosciences Is Now Available

Journal of Law and the Biosciences (vol. 2, no. 3, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Neuroscience and Behavioral Genetics in US Criminal Law: An Empirical Analysis” by Nita A. Farahany “Dolly and Alice” by Dan L. Burk “Marginally … Read More

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