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  • Ethics Review Committee approval and informed consent: an analysis of biomedical publications originating from Sri Lanka. A. Sumathipala et al. BMC Medical Ethics 9:3 (2008) LINK
  • How do we know that research ethics committees are really working? The neglected role of outcomes assessment in research ethics review. C. H. Coleman & M. C. Bouesseau. BMC Medical Ethics 9:6 (2008) LINK
  • Egg Donors and Human Trafficking. M. Clark & J. Lahl. First Things 4 (2008) LINK
  • Human dignity, what a stupid idea!. Michael Cook. MercatorNet (2008) LINK
  • Emerging Human Embryo Market Poses Moral and Ethical Dilemmas. Michael A. Glueck. Health Care News (2008-05-01) LINK
  • The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights: Perspectives from Kenya and South Africa. Adele Langlois Health Care Anal 16:39–51 (2008) LINK
  • Morning-after pill. Anne Williams. MercatorNet (2005) LINK
  • The principle of respect for autonomy – Concordant with the experience of oncology physicians and molecular biologists in their daily work?. Mette Ebbesen & Birthe D. Pedersen BMC Medical Ethics 9:5 (2008) LINK
  • Neurospheres from rat adipose-derived stem cells could be induced into functional Schwann cell-like cells in vitro. Yongfeng Xu et. Al. BMC Neuroscience 9:21 (2008) LINK
  • Neurons derived from reprogrammed fibroblasts functionally integrate into the fetal brain and improve symptoms of rats with Parkinson's disease.. M. Wernig Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105:5856-5861 (2008) LINK
  • Treatment of sickle cell anemia mouse model with iPS cells generated from autologous skin.. J. Hanna et. al. Science 318:1920-1923 (2007) LINK
  • Should physicians warn patients’ relatives of genetic risks?. Mireille Lacrois et al. CMAJ 175:593-596 (2008) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: U.S. abortion rate hits 30 year low. XinhuaNet.Com (2008-01-17) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Obituary for the first human clone. David van Gend. On Line Opinion (2008-02-08) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Fewer Americans choose abortions. XinhuaNet.Com (2008-01-17) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Luxembourg to become third EU country to allow euthanasia. AFP (2008-02-20) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Abortion of wrong twin rekindles debate. Xinhuanet.Com (2007-08-27) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: The Great Kidney Bazaar. T. R. Pandit. Asian Tribune (2008-01-30) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Shanghai stem cell donor saves South Korean's life. Xinhuanet.Com (2008-02-23) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Outsourced "Wombs-For-Rent" In India. CBSNews.com (2007-12-31) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Giving birth becomes the latest job outsourced to India as commercial surrogacy takes off. The Economic Times (2007-12-30) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Philippines Bans Kidney Transplants for Foreigners. The New York Times (2008-04-30) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: London: scientists meet bishops to discuss ethics of embryonic cell research. Independent Catholic News (2008-05-19) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: New type of stem cells coaxed into heart tissue. Maggie Fox Reuters (2008-04-30) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: For the Elderly, Being Heard About Life’s End.Jane Gross. The New York Times (2008-05-05) LINK
  • MUST READ

  • Brave New World at 75. C. Nicol. The New Atlantis 16:41-54 (2007) LINK
  • Pre-natal testing

  • In vitro fertilization with preimplantation genetic screening. S. Mastenbroek et al. New England Journal of Medicine 357:9-17 (2007) LINK
  • Antenatal screening and its possible meaning from unborn baby's perspective". S. Aksoy. BMC Medical Ethics, 2001, 2:3 LINK
  • Eugenic abortion: An ethical critique". M. N. Beck. Can Med Assoc J 143:181-193 (1990) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Cut off genes: Our gentle descent toward eugenics". W. Saletan, The Slate (2006-05-19) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Would you have allowed Bill Gates to be born?. Arthur Caplan, MSNBC (2005-05-31) LINK
  • Stem Cell Therapy

  • Neurospheres from rat adipose-derived stem cells could be induced into functional Schwann cell-like cells in vitro. Yongfeng Xu et. Al. BMC Neuroscience 9:21 (2008) LINK
  • Neurons derived from reprogrammed fibroblasts functionally integrate into the fetal brain and improve symptoms of rats with Parkinson's disease.. M. Wernig Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105:5856-5861 (2008) LINK
  • Treatment of sickle cell anemia mouse model with iPS cells generated from autologous skin.. J. Hanna et. al. Science 318:1920-1923 (2007) LINK
  • Therapeutic misconception and stem cell research. M. K. Cho & D. Magnus. Nature Reports Stem Cells. 2007.88 (2007) LINK
  • Stem cell breakthrough: Ethical science is good science. Michael Cook. MercatorNet (2007) LINK
  • What We Know About Embryonic Stem Cells. M. L. Condic. First Things 169 (2007) LINK
  • Role of stem cells in cancer therapy and cancer stem cells: a review. J. Sagar et al. Cancer Cell International 7:9 (2007) LINK
  • 90 New Reasons to Reconsider the Alleged Need for Stem Cell Research that Destroys Human Embryos. DoNoHarm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics, 2007 LINK
  • Current Science of Regenerative Medicine with Stem Cells. D. A. Prentice. J Invest Med 54:33-37 (2006) LINK
  • Stem Cell Research. Dr. Amin Abboud. MercatorNet (2005) LINK
  • Human embryonic stem cell genes OCT4, NANOG, STELLAR, and GDF3 are expressed in both seminoma and breast carcinoma.. U. I. Ezeh et al. Cancer 104:2255-65 (2006) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: New type of stem cells coaxed into heart tissue. Maggie Fox Reuters (2008-04-30) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Shanghai stem cell donor saves South Korean's life. Xinhuanet.Com (2008-02-23) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Man walks, courtesy stem cell therapy. A. Chanda, The Tribune Online (2007-02-26) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Ludhiana boy finds feet in Chennai. A. Chanda, The Tribune Online (2007-06-13) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Umbilical Cord Blood: a bio-insurance for all. R. Goel, The Tribune Online (2007-04-27) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Stem cell procedure helps to better one patient's life. WBIR.COM (2006-05-19) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Here's how to do ethiccal stem cell research. Tampa Bay Online (2007-02-20) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Global hospital takes up adult stem cell therapy". Business Standard (2006-05-23) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Study Hints at Role of Stem Cell Genes in Testicular, Breast Cancers. UCSF (2006-03-21) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Adult stem cell biotechs: better prospects, less controversy". A. Smith, CNNMoney (2006-08-09) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Heart Transplant 'Not an Option' Following Stem Cell Treatment. NewsWire (2006-03-21) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Woman with MS shows remarkable progress in stem cell trial. CBC News (2006-03-15) LINK
  • Cloning

  • The genius of cloning. Michael Cook from MercatorNet (2006) LINK
  • The real lesson of the Korean Cloning Scandal. Do No Harm -- Editorial (2006) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Obituary for the first human clone. David van Gend. On Line Opinion (2008-02-08) LINK
  • Human Experimentation

  • Ethical Issues in Stopping Randomized Trials Early Because of Apparent Benefit. P. S. Mueller et al. Annals of Internal Medicine 146:878-881 (2007) LINK
  • Protecting Subjects’ Interests in Genetics Research. J. F. Merz. Am J Hum Genet. 70:965-971 (2002) LINK
  • Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. UNITED NATIONS, 19 October 2005 LINK
  • Declaration of Helsinki-1964
  • The Oath of Hippocrates-400BC
  • Nuremberg Code-1947
  • End of Life

  • Who cares? The crisis facing an ageing society. C. Moynihan. MercatorNet (2007) LINK
  • When Caring for Critically Ill Patients, Do Clinicians Have a Responsibility to Be Innovative and Try Unproven Approaches When Accepted Approaches Are Failing?. B. K. Rubin & K. P. Steinberg, Respir Care 52:408-413 (2007) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: For the Elderly, Being Heard About Life’s End.Jane Gross. The New York Times (2008-05-05) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Luxembourg to become third EU country to allow euthanasia. AFP (2008-02-20) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: More Britons in assisted suicides. BBC News (2006-09-17) LINK
  • Fertility Regulation & Abortion

  • Morning-after pill. Anne Williams. MercatorNet (2005) LINK
  • "I'm pregnant and I have breast cancer". M. J. Naugton and M. Ellis. BMC Cancer 7:93 (2007) LINK
  • A Pregnant Lady With Aggressive Breast Cancer. A. SC. Wong et al. Annals Academy of Medicine 36:448-449 (2007) LINK
  • Pregnancy and breast cancer. L. Barthelmes et al. BMJ 330:1375-1378 (2005) LINK
  • Defence of the foetus deserves a prize. Carolyn Moynihan MercatorNet (2006) LINK
  • Eugenic abortion: A ethical critique". M. N. Beck. Can Med Assoc J 143:181-193 (1990) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Fewer Americans choose abortions. XinhuaNet.Com (2008-01-17) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Abortion of wrong twin rekindles debate. Xinhuanet.Com (2007-08-27) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: U.S. abortion rate hits 30 year low. XinhuaNet.Com (2008-01-17) LINK
  • Foundations of Bioethics, Law & Policy

  • Emerging Human Embryo Market Poses Moral and Ethical Dilemmas. Michael A. Glueck. Health Care News (2008-05-01) LINK
  • The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights: Perspectives from Kenya and South Africa. Adele Langlois Health Care Anal 16:39–51 (2008) LINK
  • Human dignity, what a stupid idea!. Michael Cook. MercatorNet (2008) LINK
  • The ethics of donation and transplantation: are definitions of death being distorted for organ transplantation?. A. R. Joffe. BMC Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2:28 (2007) LINK
  • Brave New World at 75. C. Nicol. The New Atlantis 16:41-54 (2007) LINK
  • Utilitarianism. Stephen Buckle from MercatorNet (2007) | LINK
  • Secular humanism and "scientific psychiatry". T. Szasz. BMC Philos, Ethics Humanit Med 2006, 1:5 | LINK
  • Science and Bioethics at a crossroads. Martin Clynes MercatorNet (2004) | LINK
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights". UNITED NATIONS, 10 December 1948. Resolution 218 A(III) LINK
  • Human dignity in the Nazi era: implications for contemporary bioethics". D. P. O'Mathuna. BMC Medical Ethics 2006, 7:2 LINK
  • Brave New Biology. Dr. Leon Kass. MercatorNet (2006) LINK

  • In the MEDIA: Bioethics Speaker Wesley J. Smith Makes Case for All Human Life. DSJ (2006-04-4) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Singapore establishes biomedical ethics centre. People's Daily Online (2006-10-28) LINK
  • Social Bioethics

  • Egg Donors and Human Trafficking. M. Clark & J. Lahl. First Things 4 (2008) LINK
  • Racial, Ethnic, and Affluence Differences in Elderly Patients' Use of Teaching Hospitals. T. J. Iwashyna et al. J Gen Intern Med. 17:696-703 (2002) LINK
  • Cherry Garcia and the End of Socialized Medicine. P. W. Huber. City Journal 17(Autum) (2007) LINK
  • Patents, Drugs and Social Ethics, I. Segarra. Ethics Forum LINK
  • Ensuring uninterrupted supplies of antiretroviral drugs in resource-poor settings: an example from Malawi. A. D. Harries et al. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 85:152-155 (2007) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Outsourced "Wombs-For-Rent" In India. CBSNews.com (2007-12-31) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Giving birth becomes the latest job outsourced to India as commercial surrogacy takes off. The Economic Times (2007-12-30) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Philippines Bans Kidney Transplants for Foreigners. The New York Times (2008-04-30) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: The Great Kidney Bazaar. T. R. Pandit. Asian Tribune (2008-01-30) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: The United Nations Abortion Dilema. J. S. Crouse, Townhall.com (2007-03-02) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: The cruel cost of the human egg trade. The Observer (2006-04-30) LINK
  • In the MEDIA: A Nation of Guinea Pigs. Jenifer Kahn. Wired Magazine (2006) | LINK
  • In the MEDIA: Millions for Viagra, Pennies for Diseases of the Poor. Ken Silverstein. The Nation (1999) LINK
  • Religion in Bioethics

  • Do Religious Physicians Disproportionately Care for the Underserved?. F. A. Curlin et al. Ann Fam Med 5:353-360 (2007) LINK
  • Medical ethics and Islam: principles and practice. A. R. Gatrad & A. Sheikh, BMJ Arch Dis Child 84:72-75 (2001) | LINK
  • The 'four principles of bioethics' as found in 13th century Muslim scholar Mawlana's teachings". S. Aksoy & A. Tenik, BMC Medical Ethics, 2002, 3:4 LINK
  • In the MEDIA: London: scientists meet bishops to discuss ethics of embryonic cell research. Independent Catholic News (2008-05-19) LINK
  • Medical Ethics

  • Should physicians warn patients’ relatives of genetic risks?. Mireille Lacrois et al. CMAJ 175:593-596 (2008) LINK
  • The principle of respect for autonomy – Concordant with the experience of oncology physicians and molecular biologists in their daily work?. Mette Ebbesen & Birthe D. Pedersen BMC Medical Ethics 9:5 (2008) LINK
  • Ethics Review Committee approval and informed consent: an analysis of biomedical publications originating from Sri Lanka. A. Sumathipala et al. BMC Medical Ethics 9:3 (2008) LINK
  • How do we know that research ethics committees are really working? The neglected role of outcomes assessment in research ethics review. C. H. Coleman & M. C. Bouesseau. BMC Medical Ethics 9:6 (2008) LINK
  • Disclosing medical errors to patients: a status report in 2007. W. Levinson & T. H. Gallagher. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 177:265-267 (2007) LINK
  • Primum non nocere: could the health care system contribute to suffering?. S. Daneault et al. Can Fam Physician 52:1574-1575 (2006) LINK
  • What Does 'Respect' Mean? Exploring the Moral Obligation of Health Professionals to respect Patients. M. C. Beach et al., J Gen Intern Med. 22:692–695 (2007) LINK
  • Medicine's Intrinsic Good". T. Iglesias. Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity (2003) LINK

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