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06/08/2018 - 3:30am

I am
delighted to have participated in this new Viewpoint in JAMA: "The 50-Year Legacy of
the Harvard Report on Brain Death."

I have a
fuller legal analysis forthcoming in the Hastings Center Report which
will have a whole issue on ...

06/08/2018 - 3:30am

I am

the Harvard Report on Brain Death."...

06/08/2018 - 12:09am

Recently, Dr. Arthur Caplan of NYU, on the Medscape service (subscription required), took on the question of whether physician-assisted suicide (PAS) should be allowed for old folks just because they are old, or because they want to die together.  There have been reports of just that.  While he supports PAS for terminal illness but objects that PAS for “suffering” in general is just too fuzzy,... // Read More »

06/07/2018 - 9:42am

By Emily Largent In recent years, alleged instances of discrimination against people with disabilities in organ transplantation have captured public attention. In 2012, for example, the parents of Amelia Rivera, a child with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, alleged that they were told their daughter was not a candidate for a kidney transplant because of her “mental retardation.” … Continue reading →

06/07/2018 - 9:32am

Cancer death rates have been falling in recent decades, and that's allowed researchers to ask another important question: Are some people getting too much treatment for their cancers? The answer, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago these past few days, is an emphatic yes.

06/07/2018 - 9:17am

By transplanting human embryonic cells onto chicken embryos, researchers at Rockefeller University in New York City have created a hybrid embryo that they say will bring insights into fetal development — and perhaps lead to new cures for several diseases — without bumping up against the so-called “14-day rule” that prohibits research on human embryos more than two weeks old.

06/07/2018 - 9:15am

Trust is undermined when scientists make overblown promises about disease prevention, warn Edward C. Holmes, Andrew Rambaut and Kristian G. Andersen.

06/07/2018 - 9:04am

"This is the first time a human being is being created this way," says Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

06/07/2018 - 3:30am

The American Medical Association House of Delegates meets this weekend. On the agenda is changing the official position AMA on medical aid in dying.

06/07/2018 - 3:30am

The American Medical Association House of Delegates meets this weekend. On the agenda is changing the official position AMA on medical aid in dying.

While the CEJA recommendation is against the changing, CEJA concedes that there have been no abuses in...