It’s a fallacy that the medical atrocities carried out by the Nazis involved just a handful of radicalised doctors.
Horseshoe crabs play a unique role in medicine, but they’re also ecologically important in their home waters along the Atlantic coast. Can regulators balance the needs of humans and nature?
A womb transplant can be life changing for the recipient, but there are serious ethical considerations too.
The settlement is a long-awaited moment of victory for Henrietta Lacks and her family. But the battle for justice in genetic and medical research is not over yet.
The decision-making capacity of people under 18 would be assessed on a case-by-case basis by medical practitioners.
The lessons students learn from dissecting donor bodies go beyond anatomy – and they try to pay that gift forward.
Hospital ethics committees and consultants do not make decisions for others, but their input can help support doctors and patients navigate difficult dilemmas.
Every extra organ available for donation is potentially lifesaving. And it can be done safely and ethically.
New regulations are being drafted in the Netherlands to allow euthanasia for a small group of children aged one to 12 for whom palliative care is not sufficient.
At the Third International Summit on Human Genome Editing, experts gather to discuss the path forward for CRISPR and other gene-editing technologies
As it became clear that the solution to the COVID pandemic would come from medical research, many people volunteered for human challenge trials.
New York City’s plan has garnered the most attention – and criticism – but several cities are expanding their own intervention programs.
Since 2016, Canada’s practice of offering MAID has followed a trajectory of ever-expanding eligibility. The ultimate expansion would make MAID available to anyone who wanted it, for any reason.
From next year, uterus transplants are being trialled in Australia. But it’s likely to be a while before they becomes mainstream clinical treatment.
China’s industrial-scale organ trafficking practice has been executing prisoners of conscience and using their organs for transplantation for decades. This is known as forced organ harvesting.
People make decisions throughout their lives about their health. But when they are terminally ill they are not allowed to decide when they want to die.
A bioethicist explains the four ethical principles that guide medical practitioners’ thinking about abortion, such as autonomy and justice.
Refugee camps should only be a temporary solution. They’re no place for ongoing health care.
Heart-recipient David Bennett had done jail time for stabbing a man.
In tough conversations, show your respect for loved ones’ autonomy and dignity.