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Obama moves to overturn Conscience rules

For a couple of years, LifeEthics has covered the conscience of physicians and what it would mean if a doctor, nurse or hospital were to be forced to go against their consciences. My review is here. From the LA Times, we learn that President Obama plans to rescind the ruling clarifying conscience laws in force … Continue reading

Whose life is it, anyway?

  Trait selection in babies “is a service,” says Dr. Steinberg. “We intend to offer it soon.” Whoops, someone noticed that some of this reproductive technology stuff might not be ethical. Talk about controlling parents! Eugenics is a done deal. The cat’s out of the bag. There’s no going back. (Don’t think about the 14th … Continue reading

>US behind on regulation of reproductive technology

>After hearing/reading for the last 8 years that there is too much regulation of research, there’s now a call from the Jonathan Moreno and the “Progressives”(at the website that grew out the Center for American Progress, originally founded by John Podesta, Obama’s advisor) for regulation of reproductive technology. See this post at the “Science Progress” … Continue reading

US behind on regulation of reproductive technology

After hearing/reading for the last 8 years that there is too much regulation of research, there’s now a call from the Jonathan Moreno and the “Progressives”(at the website that grew out the Center for American Progress, originally founded by John Podesta, Obama’s advisor) for regulation of reproductive technology. See this post at the “Science Progress” … Continue reading

Human cloned embryos

Oddly, there is very little notice of the confirmation that Advance Cell Technology has created cloned human embryos. Current bioethics and science reporting evidently takes the creation and destruction of human embryos for granted. In fact, the embryonic humans were created with the intention of destroying them. No one – or almost no one – … Continue reading

Human-animal embryos don’t work for stem cell production

The New Scientist has a good review article that explains a new research report from Robert Lanza of Advanced Cell Technology, that attempts with “thousands” of embryos created by placing human DNA into the oocytes or eggs of animals have failed to produce stem cells. NatureNews, the news arm of the journal, Nature discusses the … Continue reading

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