February 4, 2016

Ethicists Approve ‘3 Parent’ Embryos to Stop Diseases, But Congressional Ban Remains

(Washington Post) – An elite panel of scientists and bioethicists offered guarded approval Wednesday of a novel form of genetic engineering that could prevent congenital diseases but would result in babies with genetic material from three parents. The committee, which … Read More

February 4, 2016

A New Edition of Science and Engineering Ethics Is Now Available

Science and Engineering Ethics (vol. 22, no. 1, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “The Convergence of Virtual Reality and Social Networks: Threats to Privacy and Autonomy” by Fiachra O’Brolchain, et al. “Robotic Nudges: The Ethics of Engineering … Read More

February 3, 2016

U.S. Panel Green-Lights Creation of Male 3-Person Embryos

(Scientific American) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should approve clinical trials to transfer DNA from healthy human eggs to diseased embryos, the US National Academy of Medicine said today. The controversial gene-therapy technique involves replacing an embryo’s energy-producing … Read More

February 3, 2016

A New Edition of Journal of Genetic Counseling Is Now Available

Journal of Genetic Counseling (vol. 25, no. 1, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Challenges of Pre- and Post-Test Counseling for Orthodox Jewish Individuals in the Premarital Phase” by E. Rose, et al. “Experiences of Women Who Underwent … Read More

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