Forced organ harvesting of political prisoners in China, independent tribunal concludes

An extraordinarily disturbing portrait of systematic forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China has been revealed in the final judgement of an independent panel established to investigate the issue. The report details evidence of an organized infrastructure harvesting organs that targets persecuted groups including the Falun Gong and the Uyghurs. Set up in

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Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Will the Value Match the Hype?

Source: JAMA Artificial intelligence (AI) and its many related applications (ie, big data, deep analytics, machine learning) have entered medicine’s “magic bullet” phase. Desperate for a solution for the never-ending challenges of cost, quality, equity, and access, a steady stream of books, articles, and corporate pronouncements makes it seem like health care is on the

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German Ethics Council: germline interventions currently too risky, but not ethically out of the question

Last year, the birth of the first genetically modified babies shook the world. The German Ethics Council now presents a comprehensive ethical investigation into possible interventions in the genome of human embryos or germ cells. The Council does not deem the human germline to be inviolable. It does, however, consider germline interventions to be ethically

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