Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
Vol 6 (4) July 1996

ISSN 1173-2571, Copyright 1996 (All rights reserved, for commercial reproductions but access open for personal use).
Eubios Ethics Institute 31 Colwyn Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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pp. 107-117 EJAIB July 1996 News

Topical list of News in Bioethics and Biotechnology
List is complete 1991 -March 1996, in 31 topics. News from 1991-1993 are in the OLD news files, and from 1994 in the NEW files.

Page, and titles of papers

89-90 Editorial - - Myths of Japan - Darryl Macer, Ph.D.

91-93 Barriers to Informed Consent in Japan- Atsushi Asai

93 Commentary on Asai - Susan O. Long

94 Commentary on Asai - Masahiro Morioka

94-101 Embracing Change with All Four Arms: A Post-Humanist Defense of Genetic Engineering - James J. Hughes

101-3 Are We Reaching the Bottom of the Slippery Slope? Commentary on Asai, Hughes and the Feron Case - Frank J. Leavitt

103-104 Japanese muscular dystrophy families are more accepting of fetal diagnosis than patients -Hisanobu Kaiya, Darryl Macer

105-7 Three Christian Views on Assisted Conception and Marriage - The Roman Catholic Church, Church of England and Presbyterian Church of Scotland -Agneta Sutton

Guidelines for Genetic Counseling and Prenatal Diagnosis (1994); Guidelines for Genetic Testing, using DNA analysis (1995) - Japan Society of Human Genetics


Second International Bioethics Roundtable in Tsukuba Science City, 20-22 October, 1996 (A small informal roundtable - Participants confirmed so-far include A. Akabayashi, A. Asai, J. Azariah (India), FJ. Leavitt (Israel), M. Morioka, Y. Shirai, U. Tejima) - please contact DM.

Comparative bioethics in Asia: Are Japan, Israel & India the ends of Asia?, 14 October, 1996 1-5pm

- please contact - Masahiro Morioka
International Research Center for Japanese Studies
3-2 Oeyama-cho, Goryo, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 610-11, JAPAN

IAB Genetics Network Address changes

Invitations for IAB Genetics Network Workshop at the IAB Congress in San Francisco, California, USA, 22-24 November. See above. Address changes below:

Sebastian Moldovan
Mitropoliei 20, 2400 Sibiu, Romania

Interests: Christian bioethics; Reproductive bioethics

Rachel Iredale
Welsh Institute of Health and Social Care, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan CF 37 1 DL, WALES

Tel : +44 (0) 1443 483070 Fax : +44 (0) 1443 483079
E-mail :

Genetics and public education; Genetics and bioethics

Request for materials - if you have extra copies of papers, or journals or book please send them to the Palestinian Ministry of Health who are building up libraries for their staff:

Dr Mohamed Afifi
Palestinian Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 11371996C)
Rimal, Gaza, Palestine, c/o Israel

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The deadline for letter submission (and news) to the next issue is 10 Sept, 1996.

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