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Organs for the rich and cute: Should patients campaign for their own donors?

By Ada Roberts This week the Canadian Society of Transplantation released a report officially sanctioning the practice of publicly campaigning for organ donors, a practice that made headlines last year when two Canadian parents were desperately searching for functional kidneys for their recently adopted twins. The practice, says the report, is “ethically and legally acceptable” [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|News-Articles|0 Comments

October 2016 Newsletter

Applications for Ongoing Internship Program are Now Open! International students and volunteers are welcome to apply Global Bioethics Initiative accepts applications for unpaid internships for students interested in bioethics. These internships provide students with the opportunity to learn about pertinent issues in global health and bioethics and gain skills in research, project management, and organizing [...]

By | October 22nd, 2016|News-Letters|0 Comments

September 2016 Newsletter

Bioethics in the News! One Step Closer to Tailored-Made Humans The researcher and biologist Fredrik Lanner, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, started to edit the DNA of healthy human embryos. This is the first reported action taken in gene editing on developing human embryos in the world; it’s another step onward to ultimately tailor-make a human being. Click [...]

By | October 22nd, 2016|News-Letters|0 Comments

The Resurrection Project, New Scientist Cover Story

The Resurrection Project We can't stop death, but we can try to reverse it by Helen Thomson "We already have small biobanks for storing bones from human donors, as well as tendons, ligaments and stem cells. But with rapid advances in regenerative medicine, there is a growing need for large-scale facilities in which we can [...]

By | October 15th, 2016|News-Articles|0 Comments

Participant Testimonials Manhattan Summer School Program, July 11 – 22, 2016

In just the first week of the course, I’ve been exposed to world-class thought leaders speaking on critically emerging ethical issues of global impact in ways that transform hypothetical case studies to real-world dilemmas. Nowhere else could I have had the opportunity to engage in provocative dialogue with the Board President of Doctors Without [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|News-Articles|0 Comments

Welcoming Reception on July 12th, NYSEC

Successful Launch of the 2nd Edition Global Bioethics Summer Program in Manhattan,  NYC 2016! Interested in getting involved in bioethics? Join Global Bioethics Initiative's summer program organized annually in Manhattan, NYC and Dubrovnik, Croatia, to discuss controversial issues such as embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, gene therapy, human genetic engineering, organ trafficking, euthanasia, and human enhancement, among others. [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|News-Articles|1 Comment

Letter to WHO to Postpone/Move Olympic Games Rejected

Tom Roddy/Newsweek Recently, there has been talk amongst athletes and Olympic officials alike about the state of the Zika virus and whether or not is poses a significant threat to the athletes who would be competing in Rio's 2016 Summer Olympics. A number of athletes have expressed concerns over whether or not [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|News-Articles|0 Comments