South Korea may loosen legal restrictions to encourage more research into human gene therapy
Editor

In international bioethics news, South Korea might alter its bioethics law if lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea have their way. This law previously restricted human subject research on genetic alterations to those related to genetic diseases, cancer, … Continue reading

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Bioethics, Family, and Summer School: Part 5 – should care be centered on the person or the family?
Ben Kenofer

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of short blog posts about the bioethics summer school in Groningen, the Netherlands, which is focused on the role of family in the delivery and consumption of health care. Look for others … Continue reading

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Bioethics, Family, and Summer School: Part 4 – Day 3… family as a verb
Ben Kenofer

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of short blog posts about the bioethics summer school in Groningen, the Netherlands, which is focused on the role of family in the delivery and consumption of health care. Look for others … Continue reading

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Bioethics, Family, and Summer School: Part 3 – Day 2… why DO families matter?
Ben Kenofer

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of short blog posts about the bioethics summer school in Groningen, the Netherlands, which is focused on the role of family in the delivery and consumption of health care. Look for others … Continue reading

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Bioethics, Family, and Summer School: Part 2 – Day 1 is intellectually thrilling
Ben Kenofer

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of short blog posts about the bioethics summer school in Groningen, the Netherlands, which is focused on the role of family in the delivery and consumption of health care. Look for others … Continue reading

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The Great Opioid Panic….and What It Leaves in Its Wake

Chronic pain  —  and especially idiopathic chronic pain  —  is a sentence that too many will have to bear increasingly on their own.  That is, without the help of various painkiller, or opioid, medication that makes day-to-day existence possible.  And … Continue reading

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The Zika Virus Vaccine Research Agenda and Pregnant Women
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This guest post by the Ethics Working Group on ZIKV Research & Pregnancy is cross-posted with the Canadian Bioethics blog Impact Ethics. The Ethics Working Group on ZIKV Research & Pregnancy provides recommendations to ensure that pregnant women are … Continue reading

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Things That Ought Not Be
Anna Gotlib

“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.” ― Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain On July 10, 2013,  I began a post about forced-sterilization-as-eugenics by quoting Adolph Hitler: I have studied with great interest the laws of several American states concerning prevention of reproduction by people … Continue reading

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Link to recent review of important new book in disability studies

Earlier this year (2017), Hypatia Reviews Online did a review of Elizabeth Barnes’ 2016 book The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability. The review itself, by Nancy J. Hirschmann, is of great value to those of us trying to figure out where … Continue reading

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IJFAB discounted subscription rates

Hi, folks. I just got this in my e-mail and thought I’d share it more widely in case anyone is interested in the IJFAB subscription discount that University of Toronto Press is offering this summer. The full advert includes pictures … Continue reading

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“Rogue” doctor in India provides fertility to older patients
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As profiled in a recent Independent article, Dr. Anurog Bishnoi provides in vitro fertilization services to women who are often deemed “too old” by medical standards. Reading this excerpt, and the article, you might keep in mind classic themes of bioethics and … Continue reading

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Time to Update IJFAB’s Pronoun Conventions?
Kathryn MacKay

In light of recent controversies in philosophy surrounding how philosophers ought best to write about vulnerable social identities–whether gender or race–I’ve been thinking about some things. Many things, many of which I will not get into here. One of them … Continue reading

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