This Week in Bioethics

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1. UNFPA Announces Opposition to Commercial Surrogacy The Phnom Penh Post reports that the United Nations Population Fund opposes the legalization of commercial surrogacy. This is an important development as Cambodia considers how surrogacy should be treated in the country in the wake of high-profile surrogacy scandals in Thailand, India, and Nepal. “Reproductive health, surrogacy, […]

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Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN)

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President Obama this morning announced funding for a project to map the human brain. The Atlantic Wire explores the ethical implications of this research, and links to other articles (including academic resources) that discuss these issues in more depth. You can only go so far mapping the brain before you get into some ethically questionable […]

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