January 24, 2024

Unethical Studies on Chinese Minority Groups Are Being Retracted–But Not Fast Enough, Critics Say

(Nature) – Moreau and a few other researchers have alerted publishers to 96 papers over the past half-decade, and raised questions about genetic databases that hold data from minority ethnic groups. Ethical concerns are particularly acute in forensic science because … Read More

January 22, 2024

A New Edition of Neuroethics Is Now Available

Neuroethics (vol. 16, no. 3, 2023) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “The Ethics of Human Brain Organoid Transplantation in Animals” by Masanori Kataoka, et al “Addiction and Volitional Abilities: Stakeholders’ Understandings and their Ethical and Practical Implications” … Read More

January 19, 2024

A First-Ever Experiment Shows How Pigs Might One Day Help People Who Have Liver Failure

(Associated Press) – Surgeons externally attached a pig liver to a brain-dead human body and watched it successfully filter blood, a step toward eventually trying the technique in patients with liver failure. The University of Pennsylvania announced the novel experiment … Read More

January 17, 2024

Synthetic Memories: Piecing Together the Past with AI

(Quartz) – Welcome to the concept of synthetic memories. They aren’t photographs. They’re visual representations of what we can remember. And, using futuristic-sounding technology that’s actually available in the present, they can help us piece together elements of our past. … Read More

January 17, 2024

Chinese Lab Mapped the Deadly Coronavirus Two Weeks Before Beijing Told the World, Documents Show

(Wall Street Journal) – Chinese researchers isolated and mapped the virus that causes Covid-19 in late December 2019, at least two weeks before Beijing revealed details of the deadly virus to the world, congressional investigators said, raising questions anew about … Read More

January 10, 2024

A New Edition of Journal of Medical Humanities Is Now Available

Journal of Medical Humanities (vol. 44, no. 4, 2023) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Art is Patient: A Museum-Based Experience to Teach Trauma-Sensitive Engagement in Health Care” by Eva-Marie Stern “Forming Physicians: Evaluating the Opportunities and Benefits … Read More

January 9, 2024

A New Edition of Journal of Medical Ethics Is Now Available

Journal of Medical Ethics (vol. 50, no. 1, 2024) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Pregnancy and superior moral Status: A Proposal for two Thresholds of Personhood” by Heloise Robinson  “Ethics of Antibiotic Allergy” by Yu Yi Xiang, George S … Read More

January 8, 2024

A New Edition of Developing World Bioethics Is Now Available

Developing World Bioethics (vol. 23, no. 4, 2023) is available online by subscription only.  Articles include: “Reasons for and Insights about HPV Vaccination Refusal among ultra?Orthodox Jewish Mothers” by Rivka Zach and Miriam Ethel Bentwich “Addressing Exploitation and Inequities in … Read More

January 5, 2024

A New Edition of The New England Journal of Medicine Is Now Available

The New England Journal of Medicine (vol. 389, no. 24, 2023) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Medicine’s Lessons for AI Regulation” by L. Stark “Preliminary Data on ‘Unwinding’ Continuous Medicaid Coverage” by A. McIntyre, G. Aboulafia and … Read More

January 3, 2024

Thermo Fisher Says It Has Halted Sales of DNA Technology in Tibet

(Wall Street Journal) – Instrumentation maker Thermo Fisher Scientific said it no longer sells certain DNA-based human-identification products in Tibet, building on a similar halt of sales to China’s Xinjiang region of technology that human-rights groups allege can be misused … Read More

December 27, 2023

New Articles from BMC Medical Ethics Are Now Available

BMC Medical Ethics has new articles available online. Articles include: “Increasing Efficiency and well-Being? A systematic Review of the Empirical Claims of the double-Benefit Argument in socially assistive Devices” by Joschka Haltaufderheide, et al. “Should AI Allocate Livers for Transplant? … Read More