Are two out of three people really secret torturers?
The famous “obedience” experiments by Stanley Milgram: what did they really show?
Belgium, where death becomes the norm, living the exception
A documentary about ten years of legal euthanasia is a touchstone for radically different approaches to suffering.
Sweetening the pill
A young woman dissolves the sugar coating on the contraceptive pill and exposes its harmful, anti-woman core.
International opposition grows to UK’s three-parent embryos
The British government is about to embark on the precedent-shattering move of allowing genome engineering.
Paying the price for their autonomy
Some Belgian doctors have discovered an easy way to cover up their mistakes. By killing them.
Her perfect boy
A Florida mother shows what real love is as she cares for a child with Trisomy 18.
A daughter’s death and a father’s abortion pill battle
An Oklahoma law banning off-label use of abortion pills goes to the Supreme Court.
The painful quest of fertility junkies
A US$4 billion industry is selling its products to desperate and vulnerable women.
Since when did abortion trump the rule of law?
British officials claim that the prosecution of illegal sex-selective abortion is not in the public interest. They are wrong.
Organ trafficking is still a protected crime
Economic crises are creating a pool of desperate people who are willing to sell their kidneys for cash.
23andMe, me, me
A medical historian deconstructs an advertisement for personalized genetics.
The dark story of immortality
After decades of ignoring the issue, scientists are acknowledging that many vaccines were made with cells from aborted foetuses.
A modest proposal to ease taxpayers’ burdens
Australia's leading euthanasia activist argues that legalisation will keep health budgets from blowing out.
Gotten, not begotten
The logical slippery slope to human embryo factories begins with surrogacy and gamete sales.
The dubious ethics of creating children with three genetic parents
Violating an international consensus, the British government has authorized scientists to tinker with the human genome.
The slow death of a pseudo-discipline
Enthusiasm for neuro-everything seems to be waning in the light of evidence that brain scans don't tell us very much.
Please, doctor, put him out of our misery
In a stunning development, Dutch doctors say that the anguish of parents is another reason to euthanase disabled babies.
Quiet, please. Complacency at work!
The New York Times has ignored an appalling abuse of human rights in nearby Philadelphia. What explains its indifference to the Kermit Gosnell abortion trial?
The other controversial legacy
Robert Edwards, the inventor of IVF, died two days after Margaret Thatcher. History may show that his impact was even greater than hers.
Engineering our way to a eugenic future
The UK fertility regulator has proposed a "minor" procedure with momentous consequences which is legal nowhere else in the world.
New frontiers in repressing dissent
Tasmania may be small, but it will punch far above its weight on the world stage in shutting down protests against abortion if a new bill is passed.
Taking same-sex marriage step by step
Whether you call it polygamy, or polyamory, or consensual nonmonogamy, the notion of multiple partners in a single relationship is just over the horizon.
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