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The Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life in vulnerable populations globally, through research, education and policy change recommendations. GBI concentrates on disparities over international lines which often lead to poor health and needless loss of life.

Global Bioethics Initiative and United Nations Association of New York presented “21st Century Organized Crime: Organ Trafficking and Human Rights” – UN Human Rights Day Event, Dec 12, 2014

Posted on 22 Jan 2015

By Caroline Song
A team of researchers at Duke University has sparked an ethical debate with one of their current projects: they remove kidneys from aborted human fetuses and implant them into rats so they can develop and become larger. It is the researchers’ hope that they will be able to grow the organs large enough to be viable for transplantation into humans.
One of the co-authors of the study, Eugene Gu, …

Posted on 21 Jan 2015

By Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D.
Between adoption and advancing reproductive technologies, there are ever-increasing options for individuals and families who wish to have a baby. Recent reports indicate that the high costs associated with these processes have resulted in some using crowdfunding sites like and to raise money for fees associated with adoption, surrogacy, and assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Indeed, certain forms of assisted reproduction raise ethical questions in and …

Posted on 21 Jan 2015

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) invites students and professionals worldwide to attend its first International Bioethics Summer School in NYC (June 15-July 18, 2015) organized in collaboration with the Bohemian Literary and Benevolent Association. Join us in NYC for this 5-week one-of-a-kind educational opportunity. Please do share this link with your colleagues and friends who might be interested in attending our school in NYC.
For more details, please check out our program’s …

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