Bioetikos naujienos

Opt-out organ donation: Max and Keira’s Bill passed into law

From 2020, adults in England will be considered potential donors unless they choose to opt out or are excluded. A new system for organ donation that will save hundreds of lives has come into law, with the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill receiving Royal Assent on 15 March.

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New York City declares a public health emergency amid Brooklyn measles outbreak

New York City has declared the measles outbreak affecting the Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg to be a public health emergency, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Unvaccinated people living in select ZIP codes will be required to receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, known as MMR, to curtail the outbreak and protect others, he said. New York City has declared the measles outbreak affecting the Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg to be a public health emergency, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.Unvaccinated people living in select ZIP codes will be required to receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, known as MMR, to curtail the outbreak and protect others, he said.

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Social risk for donor-conceived after Australian man fathers 48

Concerns have been raised about “social risks” for donor conceived children in Brisbane after it was revealed that a single sperm donor had fathered 48 children via one clinic. The story broke in Australia after a lesbian couple reported discovering that the child of someone in their neighbourhood was a genetic half-sister of their own children.

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‘Three-person’ baby boy born in Greece

Fertility doctors in Greece and Spain say they have produced a baby from three people in order to overcome a woman’s infertility. The doctors say they are “making medical history” which could help infertile couples around the world. But some experts in the UK say the procedure raises ethical questions and should not have taken place.

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Vyriausybė patvirtino embrionų donorystės programą: tai padės nevaisingoms poroms

Vyriausybė patvirtino embrionų donorystės programą. Iki šiol Lietuvoje nebuvo teisiškai reglamentuota embriono donorystės įgyvendinimo tvarka, nors Pagalbinio apvaisinimo įstatymas donuoti embrionus leidžia.

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61-year-old grandmother carries a baby for her son and his husband

Gay couple Matthew Eledge, 32, and his husband, Elliot Dougherty, 29, from Omaha, wanted to start a family. Matthew’s mother Cecile, 61, who had three children in her younger days, volunteered to become both the surrogate mother and the grandmother.

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New Jersey Approves Bill To Allow Terminally Ill Patients To End Their Lives

New Jersey is poised to be the latest state in America to allow terminally ill people the right to end their own lives. State lawmakers passed bills in the New Jersey Assembly and Senate on Monday approving the measure, which would take effect later this year. The “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” would allow patients with six months or less to live to self-administer life-ending medication.

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A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.

Danielle Teuscher decided to give DNA tests as presents last Christmas to her father, close friends and 5-year-old daughter, joining the growing number of people taking advantage of low-cost, accessible genetic testing.

But the 23andMe test produced an unexpected result. Ms. Teuscher, 30, a nanny in Portland, Ore., said she unintentionally discovered the identity of the sperm donor she had used to conceive her young child.

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Embryo ‘Adoption’ Is Growing, but It’s Getting Tangled in the Abortion Debate

As evangelical Christians, Paul and Susan Lim believe that life begins at conception. So when they decided to have a third child, in vitro fertilization was out of the question, since the process often yields extra embryos. But “adopting” the frozen embryos of another couple who had gone through I.V.F. was not. Dr. Lim called it a “rescue operation.” To him, transferring donated embryos to his wife’s uterus was akin to saving a life.

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Consent not a defence, court tells body modification artist

Dr Evil, a British body modification artist, has been found guilty of three counts of grievous bodily harm for tongue-splitting and nipple removal despite the fact that his clients consented to the procedures.

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