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Dutch health council authorises the creation of human embryos for research

The Dutch Health Council (Gezondheidsraad) has recommended that scientists be allowed to create embryos specifically for research purposes, in a move that will pave the way for embryo gene editing research in the Netherlands.

Date posted: 2017-04-10

Surrogate 'slave' scandal in US

A 47-year old Florida woman has been jailed after holding a Mexican surrogate "captive" in a bid to get her pregnant.

Date posted: 2017-04-10

Should a human-pig chimera be treated as a person?

Earlier this year US researchers reporting that they have successfully created human-pig chimera embryos. Ethicists are debating the moral issues surrounding this research, and, in particular, the moral status given to human-nonhuman chimeras.

Date posted: 2017-04-01

Experts alarmed by MD suicide rate in Australia

Australian doctors are calling for a campaign to fight mental illness in the medical profession, after it was revealed that four junior clinicians had taken their lives in the past six months.

Date posted: 2017-04-01

The Philippines moves to reintroduce capital punishment

The Philippines has edged closer to reintroducing capital punishment, with the Philippine House of Representatives voting overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that would allow the execution of criminals

Date posted: 2017-03-20

Fears of Indian gendercide after fetuses found in sewer

Indian authorities have discovered 19 aborted fetuses dumped in plastic bags in the western state of Maharashtra.

Date posted: 2017-03-20

Australian surrogacy booms after SEA crackdown

Surrogacy in Australia is experiencing a quiet boom, after yet another South-East Asian nation cracked down on the practice.

Date posted: 2017-03-10

The gene-editing debate just got more complicated

As the debate over gene-editing intensifies, elite US universities are now fighting over a patent for CRISPR-Cas9 technology.

Date posted: 2017-03-10

Prescription of psychotropic drugs doubles for US retirees

The number of US retirees taking three or more psychotropic drugs has doubled between 2004 and 2013, according to a new paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Date posted: 2017-02-23

US report gives cautious green light to gene editing

Human germline genome editing may be permissible following further research, according to a controversial report released on Tuesday by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine.

Date posted: 2017-02-23

Scientists closer to growing human organs in pigs

Scientists have moved closer to growing human organs in animals, with US researchers reporting that they have successfully created human-pig chimera embryos

Date posted: 2017-02-09

Euthanasia debate heats up in New South Wales

The euthanasia debate has intensified in the Australian state of New South Wales, with reports from parliamentarians indicating that new legislation is imminent.

Date posted: 2017-02-09