News tagged with ethics
Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have demonstrated, in a study conducted jointly with researchers at Yale University, that induced-pluripotent stem cells—the embryonic-stem-cell lookalikes whose discovery ...
Medical research Nov 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Doctors at Yale School of Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) have called upon their fellow physicians to limit or end the practice of prescribing memory-enhancing drugs to healthy children whose brains are ...
Neuroscience Mar 13, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Germany's upper house of parliament on Friday gave its green light to testing embryos after in vitro fertilisation in certain cases after a passionate ethical debate in the country on the issue.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Feb 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers produce a catalog of the deleterious and disease-causing genetic variants in healthy people
Researchers at Cambridge and Cardiff have found that, on average, a normal healthy person carries approximately 400 potentially damaging DNA variants and two variants known to be associated directly with disease traits. They ...
Genetics Dec 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
It sounds like a scene from a TV show: Someone sends a discarded coffee cup to a laboratory where the unwitting drinker's DNA is decoded, predicting what diseases lurk in his or her future.
Genetics Oct 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress)—Almost all of us have been tempted to lie at some point, whether about our GPA, our annual income, or our age. But what makes us actually do it?
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Proposed Olympic policies for testing the testosterone levels of select female athletes could discriminate against women who may not meet traditional notions of femininity and distort the scientific evidence on the relationship ...
Other Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
It is fairly common for clinical research participants to receive payment for expenses such as travel and parking. What has raised ethical questions are payments or incentives given to encourage people to participate in research ...
Health Mar 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
For the first time ever, stem cells from umbilical cords have been converted into other types of cells, which may eventually lead to new treatment options for spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, among other nervous ...
Neuroscience Jan 17, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Commentary: Drug companies must report clinical trial results, even when they won't lead to a product
Drug companies sponsoring human trials of possible new medications have ethical responsibilities to study participants and to science to disclose the results of their clinical research -- even when product development is ...
Medications Sep 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new study presented at the British Science Festival by Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg from the University of Oxford shows that the application of small electrical currents to specific parts ...
Neuroscience Sep 21, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (8) | 7 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new report looking at the use of animals containing human material (ACHM) in biomedical research has identified areas of sensitivity - including cognition, reproduction and creating visual characteristics ...
Medical research Jul 27, 2011 | not rated yet | 1 |
Ethicists provide framework supporting new recommendations on reporting incidental findings in gene sequencing
In a paper published in Science Express, a group of experts led by bioethicists in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine provide a framework for the new American College of Medical Geneti ...
Genetics May 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The majority of cancer doctors, patients, and members of the general public support cutting health care costs by refusing to pay for drugs that don't improve survival or quality of life, according to results of a new study ...
Cancer May 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Doctors should not have the right or responsibility to force-feed their patients with genomic information about their future health risks, according to bioethicists writing on May 9 in Trends in Biotechnology, a Cell Press ...
Genetics May 09, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Ethics, also known as moral philosophy, is a branch of philosophy that addresses questions about morality—that is, concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice and crime, etc.
Major branches of ethics include:
Within each of these branches are many different schools of thought and still further sub-fields of study.
For more information about Ethics, read the full article at
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