With great power comes great responsibility—and artificial-intelligence technology is getting much more powerful. Companies in the vanguard of developing and deploying machine learning and AI are now starting to talk openly about ethical challenges raised by their increasingly smart creations

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Mental disorders are currently defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which includes hundreds of distinct diagnostic categories, but a new study we worked on suggests we could do better

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Australian scientists are pushing for a relaxation of the laws surrounding gene editing technology to allow experiments to be performed on human embryos

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Scientists quickly concluded the Zika virus was the culprit. So when Zika returned last year during Brazil’s summer months of December, January and February — when mosquitoes are most active — health officials expected another surge in microcephaly cases. But that never happened

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Gut Check

March 30, 2017

Researchers develop measures to capture moral judgments and empathy

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Tereza Hendl & Tamra Lysaght: In our paper, we report on the case of a 75-year old Australian woman who died from complications of an autologous stem cell procedure. This case was tragic and worth reporting to the medical ethics community because her death was entirely avoidable and the result of a pernicious global problem – doctors exploiting regulatory systems in order to sell unproven and unjustified stem cell interventions

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WHO today launched a global initiative to reduce severe, avoidable medication-associated harm in all countries by 50% over the next 5 years

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Cross-Border Surrogacy

March 29, 2017

Exploiting low income women as biological resources? Our globalised economy responds voraciously to biotech advances, but lax regulation risks turning the poor into biological resources to be used for profit

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