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A New Edition of Hastings Center Report Is Now Available

Hastings Center Report (vol. 52, Issue S2, 2022) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Clarifying the Ethics and Oversight of Chimeric Research” by Josephine Johnston, et al. “Composite Animals: Then and Now” by Amy Hinterberger “Human, Nonhuman, and … Read More

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71-Year-Old Cancer Patient Broke Trial Age Limits for a Chance at a Cure

(Wall Street Journal) – After Mikhail Rubin learned his lethal blood disease had progressed, he decided that he wanted a stem-cell transplant through a clinical trial. But there was an obstacle: his age. Mr. Rubin, who is now 72, was … Read More

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In a First, Children with Rare Genetic Diseases Get Mitochondrial Transplants from Their Mothers

(STAT News) – Currently, no cure exists. But in the last seven years, a group of doctors and researchers in Israel have been working on a potential treatment that takes advantage of mitochondria’s enduring capacity to slip between cellular life … Read More

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Baby with Heart Defect ‘Probably Saved’ by Experimental Stem Cell Injection

(Gizmodo) – Doctors in the UK say they’ve developed stem cell-based patches that should more effectively repair heart defects in babies. An earlier version of the experimental treatment has seemingly already saved one infant’s life, and the team plans to … Read More

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New Articles from BMC Medical Ethics Are Now Available

BMC Medical Ethics has new articles available online. Articles include: “How to Deal with Moral Challenges around the Decision-Making Competence in Transgender Adolescent Care? Development of an Ethics Support Tool” by Janine de Snoo-Trimp, et al. “Moral Values of Dutch … Read More

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Uganda Plans to Print 3D Human Tissue in Space

(Quartz) – Uganda will be using its new satellite to get more accurate data on weather forecasting, mineral mapping, agri-monitoring, and border security. But on top of this list will be the conducting of healthtech life saving experiments. The Nile … Read More

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Lab-Grown Blood Given to Humans in World-First Trial Aimed at Combating Rare Disorders

(CNBC) – Blood grown in a laboratory has been transfused into humans for the first time in a landmark clinical trial that U.K. researchers say could significantly improve treatment for people with blood disorders and rare blood types. Two patients … Read More

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