November 21, 2017

Years Before Heading Offshore, Herpes Researcher Experimented on People in U.S.

(Kaiser Health News) – Three years before launching an offshore herpes vaccine trial, an American researcher vaccinated patients in U.S. hotel rooms in brazen violation of U.S. law, a Kaiser Health News investigation has found. Southern Illinois University associate professor … Read More

November 17, 2017

Human Head Transplants Are about to Happen in China: But Where Are the Bodies Coming From?

(Newsweek) – Whether or not we believe head transplants will “work” or whether or not we want them to happen, the fact is the technology to perform them is being developed in China right now. We have been disappointed by the … Read More

November 16, 2017

As Technology Gets Better, Ethical Prohibitions on Genetically Modifying Human Embryos Are Getting Weaker

(Pacific Standard) – By that point, advances in the technology will have almost certainly outpaced any ethical debate over how to use it. Questions about what kinds of genetic edits should be allowed, whether it’s even right to make a … Read More

November 9, 2017

Tiny Human Brain Organoids Implanted into Rodents, Triggering Ethical Concerns

(STAT News) – These micro quasi-brains are revolutionizing research on human brain development and diseases from Alzheimer’s to Zika, but the headlong rush to grow the most realistic, most highly developed brain organoids has thrown researchers into uncharted ethical waters. Like virtually … Read More

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