Journal of Medical Ethics

BMJ Group
United Kingdom
Impact factor
1.20 (2009)

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It's morally wrong for rich nations to hoard COVID-19 vaccine

Rich nations should not engage in "vaccine nationalism" and keep the COVID-19 vaccine to themselves when poorer nations need them, according to Nicole Hassoun, professor of philosophy at Binghamton University, State University ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Extend 14-day human embryo research limit to 28 days, urges ethicist

It's time to extend the legal limit on human embryo research from 14 to 28 days, because technology and knowledge have moved on during the 40 years since it was introduced, urges a leading ethicist in the Journal of Medical ...


Frozen egg wastage prompts calls for women to donate unused eggs

Current estimates suggest that less than one in five women who freeze their eggs will return to use them later. With more women needing donor eggs to conceive—often sourced from overseas countries—researchers are encouraging ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immunity passports: Ethical conflict and opportunity

Immunity passports are a means of registering whether an individual has developed immunity to COVID-19 and is therefore unlikely to either catch or spread the disease. They may take the form of certificates, bracelets, mobile ...

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