This article originally appeared in January 2019 issue of Nature Biotechnology. Reposted with permission of the author Sheldon Krimsky.
by Michael Bloom, GBI Intern Edited by Christina Valeros, GBI Intern The deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recently saw a spike in the number of cases reported. As of this report, over 800 cases have been of EVD have now been identified. The difficulty in combating the disease [...]
Michael Bloom, Bioethics MA Candidate - NYU College of Global Public Health, GBI Intern The current outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), first reported on May 8th 2018, is now the second largest and has taken the lives of 433 persons so far. History & Epidemiology Taking [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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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 [...]