February 12, 2016

Patients Unsure about Value of Cutting-Edge Gene Editing Technology

(Scientific American) – The revolutionary gene-editing technology poised to reshape how researchers attack and prevent disease yesterday received a lukewarm reception from patient groups. Representatives from several patient advocacy organizations gathered in Washington, D.C., at a public meeting on gene … Read More

February 12, 2016

STAT-Harvard Poll: Americans Say No to ‘Designer Babies’

(STAT News) – Most Americans oppose using powerful new technology to alter the genes of unborn babies, according to a new poll — even to prevent serious inherited diseases. They expressed the strongest disapproval for editing genes to create “designer babies” with enhanced … Read More

February 12, 2016

70% of Dutch Psychiatric Patients Who Received Physician-Assisted Suicide Were Women

(Medical Daily) – Four American states, Canada, and four European nations legally permit assisted death, where a physician prescribes or directly administers life-ending drugs. Assisted suicide of psychiatric patients remains controversial: An investigation of such cases in the Netherlands finds 70 … Read More

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