October 25, 2022

Ethical Quandaries with Pig-Heart Transplants at the Crossroads

(Medscape) – Some lines of research yield breakthroughs before all ethical considerations have been fully worked out. That’s where heart xenotransplantation (XTx) is today. An emergency-use authorization in January of this year allowed a 57-year-old man with end-stage heart disease … Read More

October 18, 2022

BU Lab Wasn’t Required to Clear Potentially Controversial Study with NIH, Director Says

(STAT News) – The director of a Boston University laboratory that conducted potentially controversial research on the viruses that cause Covid-19 said his institution didn’t clear the work with the National Institutes of Health because it wasn’t funded by the … Read More