By Conor Bryant The U.S. government, led by the Department of Defense, announced plans on Monday to invest $200 million to help shorten the waiting list for organ transplants. It is designed to support technologies aimed at repairing and replacing cells and tissues, says Jeff Zients, director of the White House National Economic Council. $160 [...]
By Conor Bryant There are five reasons the Olympic games should not take place in Rio de Janeiro this year. The first begins back when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) declared Rio a “safe environment” for the Games in January. Brazil’s Ministry of Health temporized until February to declare Zika a notifiable disease and began [...]
By Conor Bryant A letter signed by over 200 scientists called the World Health Organization (WHO) to move or postpone the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro due to the ongoing epidemic of Zika in Brazil. WHO responded by saying the Games in Rio does not pose a threat big enough to warrant moving the [...]
Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is dedicated to fostering public awareness and understanding of bioethical issues, and to exploring solutions to bioethical challenges. Through its events and activities, which include annual summer school programs on global bioethics, GBI seeks to keep the international community, policy decision-makers, the media, and the general public informed and aware of [...]
Dates: June 25-30, 2017 For details, click here.
By Genevieve Lewis In early June, the United Nations called on Ireland to amend its constitution in order to change the current laws regarding abortion, which were deemed a violation of human rights. The UN faces a deeply political struggle to change Ireland’s strict abortion laws because of the country’s Catholic roots. The United Nations [...]
By Aidan Appleby With 121,000 people in the U.S. actively awaiting organs, an increase in the number of organ donations could not have come at a better time. Unfortunately, the reason more organs are becoming available is because of a drug epidemic. According to the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), the number of [...]
June 19 - 30, 2017 For details, click here.
New reproductive and genetic technologies are providing people with the opportunity almost allover the world to have children. Variations in legislation across countries, however, are giving place to the phenomenon of cross-border reproductive care, where people cross international borders to access a variety of reproductive services fertility treatment, egg procurement, and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. This raises a host of ethical concerns about whether women’s rights [...]