Do you call this a life?
An important new book chronicles the development of euthanasia in the Netherlands
‘Three-parent’ IVF: cure or myth?
There are weighty scientific reasons for not going ahead with the world's most radical IVF technique.
Milgram was wrong: we don’t blindly obey authority
Two new films revisit landmark psychology experiments of the post-WWII era.
How scientists won the 3-parent IVF battle
With hard work, money and a lot of fancy footwork
Creating three-parent embryos is eugenics - sadly, British MPs don’t get it
They have voted 3 to 1 to go down that path.
When do we become autonomous?
When a 17-year-old rejects chemotherapy - with her mother's support - the state should step in.
The Mario that might have been
The former governor of New York failed to use his impressive gifts as a politician to defend life.
The debate that never was
Oxford canned a debate on abortion after protests by feminists. A pity, because the arguments are worth examining.
Where are the true utilitarians who have not bent the knee to Baal?
An Oxford philosopher wants a more positive image for an austere philosophy.
Putting child-bearing on ice
The "ethical yuck factor" is a sound instinct.
The father who fell in love with the stranger who bore his child
A donor dad story that shows the power of biological ties.
The UK’s absurd “wrongful births”
The government is shelling out millions to pay for "failed contraception" and "failed sterilizations".
After three-parent babies, will there be “multiplex parenting”?
A debate over an IVF technique in Britain has serious social consequences.
Apple and Facebook are putting their eggs in the wrong freezer
| 20 October 2014 |
Instead, they should increase their pathetic maternity and parental leave benefits.
Truth is sacred
Donor-conceived men and women deserve to have accurate records of how they entered the world.
Joan Rivers’ final act
| 12 September 2014 |
America's icon of plastic surgery was a popular comedian, but success came at great personal cost.
Back to school briefing: 7 myths of social psychology
Many lecture room icons from decades past are looking tarnished now.
Lest we forget
Berlin's new memorial to the victims of Nazi eugenics should prompt us to remember our own.
Pouring cold water on ice buckets
An historian explains why he is not dumping water on his head for the Lou Gehrig campaign.
Dawkins, and what to do about a baby with Downs
Advice offered on Twitter sounds brutal - and it is.
Eugenics wasn’t always a dirty word
A Scottish bioethicist recalls famous Scots who wanted to create a better humanity.
Whose baby is it?
Italian judges will need the wisdom of Solomon to sort out the latest tragic IVF mix-up.
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