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>Functional Livers, Non-Functional Media

>As Wesley Smith has reported on his blog, Second Hand Smoke, and in the Weekly Standard, the media is ignoring the spectacular news that UK scientists have developed “miniature livers” that can be used for testing drugs and, hopefully, for transplants in the future. It appears that umbilical cord blood stem cells are not news. … Continue reading

Functional Livers, Non-Functional Media

As Wesley Smith has reported on his blog, Second Hand Smoke, and in the Weekly Standard, the media is ignoring the spectacular news that UK scientists have developed “miniature livers” that can be used for testing drugs and, hopefully, for transplants in the future. It appears that umbilical cord blood stem cells are not news. … Continue reading

>Ethical Guidelines for Unethical Research

>Oxymoron time at the National Academies of Science. Election day, November 7th, is the also the first day of the two day Public Symposium of the National Academies of Science on their “Guidelines” for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. How can there be ethical guidelines for a basically unethical enterprise? I see that Shinya Yamanaka, … Continue reading

Ethical Guidelines for Unethical Research

Oxymoron time at the National Academies of Science. Election day, November 7th, is the also the first day of the two day Public Symposium of the National Academies of Science on their “Guidelines” for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. How can there be ethical guidelines for a basically unethical enterprise? I see that Shinya Yamanaka, … Continue reading

>Texas, UK, ethical stem cells, "artificial" livers and biased reporting

>I cannot imagine why anyone would take the news that livers have been grown from umbilical cord blood cells and turn it into a story on human embryonic stem cells. But, someone did. Last year, we learned that UK scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston used NASA … Continue reading

Texas, UK, ethical stem cells, "artificial" livers and biased reporting

I cannot imagine why anyone would take the news that livers have been grown from umbilical cord blood cells and turn it into a story on human embryonic stem cells. But, someone did. Last year, we learned that UK scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston used NASA … Continue reading

>International Oocyte Trafficking Has Begun

>The British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has an article by BC Heng (abstract is here) detailing the practice of obtaining oocytes (“eggs”) from women in developing countries. Heng supposes that not only the women more susceptible to financial pressures to “donate” their eggs, but the fact that the drugs to induce superovulation are cheaper … Continue reading

International Oocyte Trafficking Has Begun

The British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has an article by BC Heng (abstract is here) detailing the practice of obtaining oocytes (“eggs”) from women in developing countries. Heng supposes that not only the women more susceptible to financial pressures to “donate” their eggs, but the fact that the drugs to induce superovulation are cheaper … Continue reading

>ASBH Final Day: Hurricanes, Feminists, and more Public Health Ethics

>”Religion and Reproductive Freedom” was presented from a feminist bioethics view on Sunday, the final day of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities annual conference. I’m fairly sure that no one else noticed the irony. The predictable results are discussed below. Throughout the conference, I tried to attend presentations by Texans, in order to … Continue reading

ASBH Final Day: Hurricanes, Feminists, and more Public Health Ethics

“Religion and Reproductive Freedom” was presented from a feminist bioethics view on Sunday, the final day of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities annual conference. I’m fairly sure that no one else noticed the irony. The predictable results are discussed below. Throughout the conference, I tried to attend presentations by Texans, in order to … Continue reading

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