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December 2015 Newsletter

Wishing you good times, good cheer, and a memorable New Year, Global Bioethics Initiative invites students and professionals worldwide to attend bioethics summer programs in 2016! Partial Scholarships for participants residing in low-income countries & Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available. Please visit our summer school website and Apply Now! Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is [...]

By | January 9th, 2016|News-Letters|0 Comments

Surrogacy Laws in the US Are Complex and Inconsistent

By Kaitlyn Schaeffer Once upon a time, children could be conceived in only one way. But advances in medical technology have resulted in a number of ways for children to be born; one such method is via surrogacy. Surrogacy has provided a way for single parents or couples who are for some reason unable to [...]

By | January 5th, 2016|News-Articles|1 Comment

Design-A-Baby: Human Trait Selection Might Be Just Around the Corner

By Farzana Paleker Following an International Summit on Human Gene Editing in Washington D.C. earlier this month, scientists in the U.S. are now allowed to experiment on human genes - as long as it does not result in a pregnancy. The summit was organized after scientists in China successfully used CRISPR, a DNA editing tool, [...]

By | December 18th, 2015|News-Articles|2 Comments

How Human Genome Editing Will Change the World

By Ellen Arkfeld The days of human genome editing are rapidly approaching with the development of the editing tool CRISPR.  CRISPR grants scientists unprecedented precision and ease in editing the genome.  Unlike previous genetic engineering technologies, CRISPR is highly accurate and allows DNA editing without causing adverse side effects. One application of CRISPR involves the manipulation of human embryos [...]

By | December 18th, 2015|News-Articles|0 Comments

Belgium’s Euthanasia Laws Come Under Scrutiny

By Kaitlyn Schaeffer Following a Dateline Documentary that aired in September 2015, Belgium’s struggle with its controversial euthanasia legislation has exploded. The law allows people to voluntarily have their lives ended by doctors even when they’re not terminally ill, so long as they are experiencing “incurable, unbearable suffering.” Since the law was passed, the number [...]

By | November 26th, 2015|News-Articles|1 Comment

Uterus Transplants Could Soon Help Infertile Women Become Pregnant

By Rimah Jaber At the Cleveland Clinic, doctors are leading new transplant operations with an organ rarely donated - the uterus. To ensure success of uterus transplants, specialists from both reproductive medicine and transplant surgery have been recruited. The Cleveland Clinic expects to be the first in the United States to perform a uterus transplant [...]

By | November 19th, 2015|News-Articles|1 Comment

Volunteer Firefighter Receives Extensive Face Transplant at NYU Langone Medical Center

By Ellen Arkfeld Congratulations to the excellent team at NYU Langone Medical Center! We are inspired by the team’s unique medical achievement of the most extensive face transplant and proud of the contribution of one of our honorable GBI Board of Directors’ members, Dr. Bruce Gelb. NYU Langone Medical Center has announced the success of [...]

By | November 19th, 2015|News-Articles|0 Comments

November 2015 Global Bioethics Initiative Newsletter and Manhattan Bioethics Summer School 2016

New York City | July 11-22, 2016 Global Bioethics Initiative in partnership with New York Society for Ethical Culture invite students and professionals worldwide to attend the International Bioethics Summer School in Manhattan, New York City, 2016. Join us for this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity! The School Venue is The New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan, NYC. Click here to Apply Now! *Students may [...]

By | November 7th, 2015|News-Letters|0 Comments

Doctor Convicted of Euthanasia in France

By Kaitlyn Schaeffer 54-year-old Nicolas Bonnemaison has been convicted of killing a patient in a high-profile trial in France. He was charged with the deaths of seven elderly patients. He was found guilty on six of those counts. He received a two-year suspended sentence. Prosecutor Olivier Tcherkessof said that the doctor is “not a killer,” [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|News-Articles|1 Comment

How Should the Law Define Death?

By Ellen Arkfeld A new heart transplant technique in Australia has the potential to increase the number of heart transplants by 30 per cent. This could be extremely beneficial to patients in Australia as the country has a shortage of organ donors: only 100 hearts are transplanted in Australia every year, and around 1,600 people [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|News-Articles|0 Comments