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Is there a silver lining to the Ebola epidemic?
Michael Cook | 18 March 2015 |
tags: developing countries, Ebola, public health
Rich countries are starting to take neglected tropical diseases seriously.

Health care in the Islamic State
Craig Klugman | 10 March 2015 |
tags: ISIS, Islamic State, medical ethics
Medical ethics have been turned upside down for doctors and nurses.

Do you call this a life?
Paul Russell | 03 March 2015 |
tags: Belgium, disability rights, euthanasia, Netherlands
An important new book chronicles the development of euthanasia in the Netherlands

‘Three-parent’ IVF: cure or myth?
Caroline Simons | 24 February 2015 |
tags: bioethics, IVF, three-parent embryos
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
Kathryn Millard | 11 February 2015 |
tags: films, obedience, psychology
Two new films revisit landmark psychology experiments of the post-WWII era.

How scientists won the 3-parent IVF battle
Michael Cook | 07 February 2015 |
tags: media spin, three-parent embryos, UK
With hard work, money and a lot of fancy footwork

Creating three-parent embryos is eugenics - sadly, British MPs don’t get it
Laura Keynes | 04 February 2015 |
tags: eugenics, reproductive technology
They have voted 3 to 1 to go down that path.

When do we become autonomous?
Michael Cook | 16 January 2015 |
tags: autonomy, medical treatment, minors
When a 17-year-old rejects chemotherapy - with her mother's support - the state should step in.

The Mario that might have been
Robert P. George | 07 January 2015 |
tags: abortion, Catholic Church, Mario Cuomo, New York
The former governor of New York failed to use his impressive gifts as a politician to defend life.

The debate that never was
Anthony McCarthy | 04 December 2014 |
tags: abortion, free speech, UK
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?
Michael Cook | 24 November 2014 |
tags: bioethics, Julian Savulescu, Peter Singer, utilitarianism
An Oxford philosopher wants a more positive image for an austere philosophy.

Putting child-bearing on ice
Margaret Somerville | 20 November 2014 |
tags: children's health, egg freezing, reproductive technology
The "ethical yuck factor" is a sound instinct.

The father who fell in love with the stranger who bore his child
Laura Perrins | 18 November 2014 |
tags: donor-conceived children
A donor dad story that shows the power of biological ties.

The UK’s absurd “wrongful births”
Philippa Taylor | 11 November 2014 |
tags: contraception, UK, wrongful birth
The government is shelling out millions to pay for "failed contraception" and "failed sterilizations".

After three-parent babies, will there be “multiplex parenting”?
Michael Cook | 29 October 2014 |
tags: bioethics, IVF, three-parent embryos
A debate over an IVF technique in Britain has serious social consequences.

Apple and Facebook are putting their eggs in the wrong freezer
Lea Singh | 20 October 2014 |
tags: egg freezing, IVF, women's health, women's rights
Instead, they should increase their pathetic maternity and parental leave benefits.

Truth is sacred
Damian Adams | 16 September 2014 |
tags: gamete donation, genetics, IVF, sperm donation
Donor-conceived men and women deserve to have accurate records of how they entered the world.

Joan Rivers’ final act
Zac Alstin | 12 September 2014 |
tags: obituaries, plastic surgery, show business, US
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
Denyse O'Leary | 05 September 2014 |
tags: neuroscience, social psychology
Many lecture room icons from decades past are looking tarnished now.

Lest we forget
Michael Cook | 04 September 2014 |
tags: eugenics, Nazi euthanasia programme, Nazism
Berlin's new memorial to the victims of Nazi eugenics should prompt us to remember our own.

Pouring cold water on ice buckets
Nathaniel Comfort | 29 August 2014 |
tags: biomedical science, funding, Lou Gehrig Disease
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
Laura Perrins | 22 August 2014 |
tags: abortion, Down syndrome, Richard Dawkins
Advice offered on Twitter sounds brutal - and it is.

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