Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bioethics news

This article discusses the controversy surrounding The Genetics and IVF Institute, an American infertility clinic, offering free human eggs to randomly chosen attendees at their informational lectures. While compensation for eggs is illegal in Europe and Canada, it is not prohibited in the United States. This article discusses the ethical implications of offering human eggs as a raffle prize, in addition to the practical concerns about differing egg donation policies in the US as compared to those in other countries.

You can read more about it here, " Free human egg prize sparks ethics debate" from the Associated Press, which appeared on CBCnews on March 17, 2010.

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  1. The development of the new technology by Contreras-Vidal and his team hold far reaching implications for those suffering with traumatic brain injuries spinal cord injuries, and degenerative brain and spinal cord disorders. Healthy volunteers have already demonstrated the ability to move cursors on a screen and to move an artificial arm using nothing more than their brain waves, the article said. The electrode cap gives scientists the ability to decode information from the entire brain, so even when a patient has suffered damage to one part of the brain, another part may compensate and still provide enough information to evoke movement by way of computer interfaces.
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