February 9, 2016

Unethical Cancer Trials in India May Have Killed 254 Women, Claims American Doctor

(Scroll.in) – Cervical cancer is recognised as one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths among Indian women, killing an average of 72,000 women every year. Since 1997, however, at least 254 such deaths may have occurred because Indian women … Read More

February 8, 2016

Reproducibility: A Tragedy of Errors

(Nature) – We learned that post-publication peer review is not consistent, smooth or rapid. Many journal editors and staff members seemed unprepared or ill-equipped to investigate, take action or even respond. Too often, the process spiralled through layers of ineffective … Read More

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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 4, 2016

A New Edition of Journal of Medical Ethics Is Now Available

Journal of Medical Ethics (vol. 42, no. 2, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Conscientious Objection and Healthcare in the UK: Why Tribunals Are Not the Answer” by Christopher Cowley “Not So New Directions in the Law of … Read More

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