Could Living death patients with Locked-in Syndrome be abolished forever?

“It’s the first sign that completely locked-in syndrome may be abolished forever, because with all of these patients, we can now ask them the most critical questions in life,” Good news for living death paiens and their familys. Locked-in syndrome is characterised by complete...
Posted On 07 Mar 2014
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Scientists create a “mini-brain”

According to an article published in Nature (501; 373-379, 2013), a group of Austrian researchers has managed to create a cerebral organ derived from human pluripotent stem cells whose function resembles that of a primitive brain. This brain organ could be used to further our...
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Miss World 2013 supports life

Megan Young, crowned Miss World 2013, has spoken out in favour of the life of the unborn child.
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Why monozygotic twins, birth with identical DNA, are different. Do epigenetic mechanisms influence gene expression?

Epigenetic mechanisms have a real influence on the expression of the genome Why monozygotic twins with identical DNA are different. Gene expression can be conditioned by epigenetic mechanisms arising from the genome’s interaction with the environment. These mechanisms influence...
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Psychiatrists’ and general physicians’ attitudes towards euthanasia and assisted suicide

In a survey comparing attitudes of psychiatrists and general physicians concerning euthanasia and assisted suicide, it was found that when controlled for religious practice, the views of psychiatrists are more conservative than general physicians and other specialists. It was...
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Half of American pregnancies are unplanned

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention states that half of the pregnancies in the United States are unplanned (American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2013; 209:103.e 1-11).
Posted On 07 Mar 2014
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Using preimplantational genetic diagnosis to prevent the birth of children with disorders that affect sexual identity

Each day more uses of preimplantational genetic diagnosis (PGD) are being considered. In a recent article (The American Journal of Bioethics, 13; 29-38, 2013), the ethics of PGD are discussed when the procedure is used to prevent the birth of children with illnesses that affect...
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