bioethics
Researchers Succeed in Keeping Disembodied Pig Brains Alive
Researchers Succeed in Keeping Disembodied Pig Brains Alive
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2018
The organs showed neural activity for up to 36 hours, adding fuel to discussions about the ethics of future neuroscientific research.
Investigation Questions Transparency for Failed TB Vax
Investigation Questions Transparency for Failed TB Vax
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2018
The BMJ inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.
Right-to-Try Bill Passes the Senate
Right-to-Try Bill Passes the Senate
Catherine Offord | Aug 4, 2017
The legislation removes restrictions for seriously ill patients to access experimental treatments that have not received FDA approval.
Identifying Predatory Publishers
Identifying Predatory Publishers
Tracy Vence | Jul 17, 2017
How to tell reputable journals from shady ones
Bioethicist and Law Professor Dies
Bioethicist and Law Professor Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 6, 2017
John Robertson was known for his contributions to reproductive medicine ethics and for solidifying the scholarly connection between biomedicine and law.
Experts Skeptical of Plans for First Human Head Transplant
Experts Skeptical of Plans for First Human Head Transplant
Aggie Mika | May 1, 2017
Despite claims of preclinical success by a leading surgeon, doctors, scientists, and medical ethicists say the science is not ready.  
Details of First Three-Parent IVF Revealed
Details of First Three-Parent IVF Revealed
Bob Grant | Apr 3, 2017
The team that oversaw the first use of mitochondrial replacement therapy that resulted in a live birth has published an account of the procedure.
Researchers Argue for “Embryoid” Ethics Revamp
Researchers Argue for “Embryoid” Ethics Revamp
Bob Grant | Mar 22, 2017
Scientists issue a call to reconsider the rules governing the creation of tissues, organs, and other structures made possible by recent advances in synthetic biology. 
San People Write Ethical Code for Research
San People Write Ethical Code for Research
Jef Akst | Mar 21, 2017
With lifestyles similar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the San people of Southern Africa are popular study subjects.
U.K. Moves Forward With Three-Parent IVF
U.K. Moves Forward With Three-Parent IVF
Bob Grant | Mar 20, 2017
The country’s fertility regulator has approved the first application to carry out mitochondrial replacement therapy, which uses biological material from two women and one man to create an embryo.