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Health Risks and Ethical Considerations of Uterus Transplants

Tea Binder, B.A. Candidate - Vassar College, GBI Intern Edited by: Nada Mohamed Taha “I crave that experience… I want the morning sickness, the backaches, the feet swelling. I want to feel the baby move. That is something I’ve wanted for as long as I can remember.” – A 26-year-old woman being screened for a [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

6 Things You Need to Know About the United Nations General Assembly!

Every year, in September, global leaders and change-makers gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York for two weeks, to discuss the burning issues of our time and set the global agenda for the year ahead. The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opened this week and the body’s annual high-level segment – formally known as [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

The Impact of Gender Ambiguities on Minors

Ana Lita & Rasita Vinay Would you live your life in a body you feel is unwanted to you? Gender identity disorder, the original term coined for this mental state, was deemed unfit to label a specific group of individuals with a persistent feeling of discomfort with their anatomical sex. Gender dysphoria, as defined by [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

Participants’ Testimonials: GBI Summer School a Smashing Success | July 23 – August 3, 2018

After the first week of the GBI Summer school, I have found myself fostering an ever-increasing interest in bioethics. The variety and quality of lecturers really brings the topic to life. As a newcomer to this field, I have learned quite a bit, both in terms of the generalities of bioethics and also the specifics. [...]

By | August 3rd, 2018|News-Articles|0 Comments

International Bioethics Summer School, New York City, USA

Dates: July 23 - August 3, 2018 For details, click here.

By | December 11th, 2017|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

December 2017 Newsletter


By | December 11th, 2017|News-Letters|0 Comments

First Human Head Transplant Draws Closer As Surgical Team Announces Successful Test In Human Cadaver

Michael S. Dauber, MA, GBI Visiting Scholar   On November 17th, Sergio Canavero announced what he claims to be the first successful test of head transplantation in a human cadaver. Canavero gained international attention in 2015 when he announced plans to perform the first head transplantation surgery on a human patient by the close of [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Organ Transplants, Geography, and Wealth

By Michael S. Dauber, GBI Visiting Scholar A recent article in New Republic highlights one of the hallmark areas of ethical controversy in bioethics: designing the fairest possible system for organ transplantation. The article, written by Jordan Michael Smith, examines the cases of several patients in need of organ transplants, and discusses the roles geography [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Stem Cells, Regulation, and The Unknown: How Do We Know What To Trust?

by Michael S. Dauber, MA, GBI Visiting Scholar Stem cell research holds significant promise in finding cures for diseases that have traditionally devastated the human body. Earlier this year, Global Bioethics Initiative reviewed Robin L Smith, M.D., and Max Gomez, Ph.D.’s new book Cells Are The New Cure: The Cutting-Edge Breakthroughs That Are Transforming Our [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments

Costa Rican Organ Trafficking and Ethical Policy: Ethics And The Expansion Of The Black Market

By Michael S. Dauber, M.A., GBI Visiting Scholar One of the most controversial contemporary bioethical issues is organ trafficking: should individuals be allowed to buy and sell organs for therapeutic purposes? In policy terms, the answer is currently “no”: people are not allowed to buy and sell organs for a variety of reasons. However, as [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|News-Articles|0 Comments