December 6, 2023

New Gene Therapies Confront Many Sickle Cell Patients with an Impossible Choice: A Cure or Fertility

(STAT News) – Trading her chances of having children naturally for a chance at freedom from a debilitating genetic disease was a difficult choice. But at least Tornyenu was presented with the option of preserving the possibility of having biological … Read More

December 4, 2023

Study Shows Businesses Selling Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments Have Turned to Long COVID

(JAMA News) – Dozens of businesses selling unapproved stem cell treatments and exosome therapies for COVID-19 have pivoted toward targeting people with post–COVID-19 condition, or long COVID, according to an analysis of the businesses’ marketing practices. (Read More)

December 4, 2023

New Articles from BMC Medical Ethics Are Now Available

BMC Medical Ethics has new articles available online. Articles include: “UK Health Researchers’ Considerations of the environmental Impacts of their Data-Intensive Practices and its Relevance to Health Inequities” by Gabrielle Samuel  “Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): Is Routinization Problematic?” by Christoph … Read More

November 27, 2023

A New Edition of Journal of Medical Ethics Is Now Available

Journal of Medical Ethics (vol. 49, no. 11, 2023) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Epistemic Problems with Mental Health Legislation in the Doctor–Patient Relationship” by Giles Newton-Howes, Simon Walker and Neil John Pickering “Patients, Doctors and Risk Attitudes” by … Read More

November 17, 2023

The Devices That Will Read Your Brain–and Enhance It

(Wall Street Journal) – But wearable brain-sensing devices—as opposed to implanted—could offer a broader swath of consumers cognitive feedback and other brain enhancements. That’s already happening in university and company labs. Several recent studies using simulators have shown that wearable … Read More