November 14, 2016

Embryonic Stem Cells and Fetal Tissue Researcher–Will Trump Intervene?

(Science) – Of all the materials valued in biomedical research, embryonic stem (ES) cells and fetal tissue have gotten disproportionate attention from politicians. Because creating ES cell lines initially requires destroying a human embryo, President George W. Bush tightly restricted … Read More

November 14, 2016

German Parliament Passes Controversial Law on Dementia Treatments

(Deutsche Welle) – Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, on Friday passed a law changing the conditions researchers must meet to conduct clinical research on dementia patients. Previously, doctors were only permitted to test new medication to specifically treat patients … Read More

November 5, 2016

A New Edition of Science and Engineering Ethics Is Now Available

Science and Engineering Ethics (vol. 22, no. 5, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Defining Nano, Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine: Why Should It Matter?” by Priya Satalkar, Bernice Simone Elger, and David M. Shaw “Some Ethical Concerns About Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells” by … Read More

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