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Berkeley doctor opens right-to-die practice in California

By Jack Beaumont Since the End of Life Option Act was put into place in the state of California on June 9, 2016, Dr. Lonny Shavelson has opened the first ever legal right-to-die practice in the state. This act, which authorizes adults who meet certain qualifications and have been determined by their physicians to be [...]

By |2020-04-09T23:46:47+00:00June 22nd, 2016|News-Articles|1 Comment

U.S. to Invest $200 Million to Shorten Organ Transplant Wait Lists

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 |2020-04-09T23:46:59+00:00June 15th, 2016|News-Articles|1 Comment

Spread of Zika Virus Means that Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic Games Must Not Proceed

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 |2020-04-09T23:47:14+00:00June 7th, 2016|News-Articles|16 Comments

Does the Olympics in Rio Put the World in Danger of Zika?

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 [...]

By |2020-04-09T23:47:07+00:00June 8th, 2016|News-Articles|2 Comments

May 2016 Newsletter

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 [...]

By |2020-04-09T23:47:21+00:00June 6th, 2016|News-Letters|Comments Off on May 2016 Newsletter

International Bioethics Summer School, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dates: June 25-30, 2017 For details, click here.

By |2017-06-02T21:02:20+00:00June 1st, 2016|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Ireland Abortion Ban Violated Woman’s Human Rights, U.N. Panel Says

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 |2020-04-09T23:46:25+00:00June 28th, 2016|News-Articles|0 Comments

America’s Opioid Epidemic and its Impact on Organ Donations

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 [...]

By |2020-04-09T23:47:58+00:00May 18th, 2016|News-Articles|0 Comments

International Bioethics Summer School, Manhattan, NYC

June 19 - 30, 2017 For details, click here.

By |2017-01-09T16:12:26+00:00June 1st, 2016|Upcoming Events|2 Comments