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March 25, 2010

For nursing home residents with advanced dementia, discussing the procedure “upstream” could lead to more rational decision-making when time comes

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The Texas plaintiffs in a lawsuit over their state’s practice of storing newborn blood samples for disease research without parental consent inspired this headline from CNN: “The government has your baby’s DNA.”

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The Bioethics Bulletin discusses palliative care with Cynda Hylton Rushton, Ph.D., R.N.

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The International View   The World Health Organization estimates that 100 to 140 million women have been subjected to female genital mutilation, with about 3 million girls and women ritually cut every year. One account states that FGM is believed to have originated more than 2,000 years ago in Egypt or the Horn of Africa.   WHO has […]

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In addition to the allegation that detainees of the C.I.A. served as research subjects during the Bush administration, the latest report by Physicians for Human Rights revisits the advocacy group’s long-standing campaign against the participation of health professionals in torture. Under the Bush administration, acts of cruelty such as waterboarding, which are illegal under international […]

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Scientists have successfully transplanted an artificially synthesized genome of one type of bacteria into a second type of bacteria, getting the recipient to behave like the donor species.

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A report from the group Physicians for Human Rights accuses the C.I.A. of experimenting on detainees – evidence suggests health professionals played an unethical role

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