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Nov 16, 2017 - 03:05 pm .- In a message to medical professionals Thursday, Pope Francis said that when it comes to end-of-life care, treatments should always be based on human dignity and with the patient's best interests in mind.
Sep 20, 2017 - 12:03 am .- A research paper that depicts the growth of Catholic health care as a threat to reproductive health ignores the attraction of Catholic hospitals and downplays the ethical concerns about procedures like abortion and sterilization, one commentator has said.
Sep 7, 2017 - 03:02 am .- A new genetic modification therapy designed for treating pediatric leukemia is a promising development, said a Catholic bioethicist.
Aug 2, 2017 - 03:04 am .- Researchers in Oregon have announced that they have successfully altered genes in a human embryo for the first time in the United States, but Catholic ethicists warn that the procedure was morally objectionable for many reasons.
May 23, 2017 - 03:04 am .- With plans for the first human head transplant surgery looming in the next year, a lead doctor on the formidable project has high hopes for the procedure.  
May 18, 2017 - 03:02 pm .- Within the next 10-20 years, a new and controversial fertility technology called in vitro gametogenesis could make it possible to manipulate skin cells into creating a human baby.
Apr 27, 2017 - 12:33 pm .- A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an elective hysterectomy to a female who identifies as a man and who sought the procedure as part of their sex reassignment.
Apr 11, 2017 - 02:50 am .- Recent American guidelines for human gene modification have raised important ethical questions, especially with regard to modifying the genes of unborn children and of reproductive cells.
Mar 9, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie – being able to “upload” our minds to computers to live on after we die, to freeze our bodies only to bring them back in the future, or to pop pills to enhance our mood and intelligence.
Mar 4, 2017 - 04:09 pm .- Is it ok to abort a baby who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome? What about if you find out the baby is a girl, and you wanted a boy?
Feb 10, 2017 - 04:53 pm .- The Vatican has issued an updated version of their charter for healthcare workers, removing question marks from modern ethical concerns such as euthanasia and the creation of human-animal chimeras by offering a clear set of guidelines.
Jan 1, 2017 - 12:02 pm .- What would you do if you're a young medical student who was told that you must participate in abortion in order to get your degree? 
Dec 9, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Emma and Isabella are suing their mother, Sofia Vergara, according to court documents obtained by the New York Post.
Dec 8, 2016 - 04:40 pm .- Following Democratic claims that a House panel investigating Planned Parenthood has found no wrongdoing, pro-life leaders have fired back that this assertion is unfounded.
Nov 26, 2016 - 04:40 pm .- After the National Institutes of Health proposed federal funding of projects to possibly create a human-animal hybrid, Catholic ethicists voiced serious moral and legal concerns.
Sep 29, 2016 - 02:45 pm .- The use of a technique to conceive a “three-parent baby” dodged U.S. law and, critics say, may further alter the relationship between parent and child.
Sep 9, 2016 - 12:02 am .- There are severe ethical shortcomings in a British doctor's proposal to help unconscious patients die so their organs can be used for transplants, one critic has said.  
Oct 17, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Tech giants’ new policies offering egg freezing options as a work benefit overlook the technique’s “highly problematic” failure rates and risks to potential children, says a leading ethicist in the field.
Aug 16, 2014 - 03:01 pm .- The accidental swapping of children conceived through IVF procedures before implantation, which recently occurred in Italy, points to the moral pitfalls surrounding artificial reproduction, some ethicists say.
Aug 1, 2014 - 02:22 pm .- The University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., has teamed up with the National Catholic Bioethics Center to offer its students a master’s of science degree option in bioethics.

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