Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
Vol 8 (1) January 1998

ISSN 1173-2571, Copyright 1998 (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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Official Journal of the Asian Bioethics Association (ABA)

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pp. 18-31 EJAIB January 1998 News

Topical list of News in Bioethics and Biotechnology
List is complete 1991 - January, 1998, 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

1 Editorial - Darryl Macer

TRT3 and JAB9 conference abstracts are on-line.

1-2 Asian Bioethics Association Constitution (Draft)

4-6 UNESCO Universal Declaration on the Human Genome & Human Rights

6-9 Opinions of Mexican Physicians on the Use of Genetic Engineering - E. Casanueva, Lisker, Carnevale, Alonso

9-10 Human Cloning - The Global Response - A.K. Tharien

10-12 Israel Faces the Issue of Human Cloning: A Discussion of the Ethical and Social Implications - Yael Weiler

12-13 Cloning and the New Ethic: Commentary on Yael Weiler - Frank J. Leavitt

13 Human Cloning: Commentary on Tharien, Weiler, & Leavitt - Masahiro Morioka

13-14 Transdisciplinarity: a task faced by genetics in the past, and by bioethics education now - Eliane S. AzevÍdo

15 Centre for Asian and International Bioethics in Israel - Frank J. Leavitt

15-18 Case study 3: A patient with HIV - Atsushi Asai, Masashi Shirahama

IAB 4th World Congress, 4 - 7 Nov, 1998, Tokyo, Japan; First Circular

IAB 4th International Tsukuba Bioethics Roundtable, 31 Oct - 3 Nov, 1998, Tsukuba, Japan

The deadline for letter submission (and news) to the next issue is 28 February, 1998.

ABA Email Discussion Net

An on-line discussion network has been set up by Profs. Leonardo Castro, and Peter Sy. To join this send an Email to:
with this line in the body (no subject, nothing else): subscribe bioethics-asia
Further information will be found in the welcome message. Any problems contact:
Prof. Leonardo D. de Castro, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City 1104, Philippines

Internet Links and On-line Journals

On a religious position in favor of cloning. <>

The Internet site for Genetic Engineering News is <>. Other bioethics sites, The Danish Council of Ethics <>, HEALTH LAW (in Spanish)<>, Canadian Bioethics Society <>, Ethics Committee Core Curriculum (University of Buffalo Center for Clinical Ethics and Humanities in Health Care) < CC.html>; Ethics Updates <>; Provincial Health Ethics Network (Alberta) <>; University of British Columbia Centre of Applied Ethics <>; University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics <>; University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics <>

Policies for posting biomedical journal information on the Internet from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, adopted as policy May 7, 1997, are in CMAJ 157 (1997), 1378. It includes: "As a minimum, sites should indicate the names of editors, authors, and contributors and their affiliations, relevant credentials, and relevant conflicts of interest;documentation and attribution of references and sources for all content; information about copyright; disclosure of site ownership; and disclosure of sponsorship, advertising, and commercial funding. Linking from one health or medical Internet site to another may be perceived as a recommendation of the quality of the second site. Journals thus should exercise caution in linking to other sites. If links to other sites are posted as a result of financial considerations, such should be clearly indicated. All dates of content posting and updating should be indicated. In electronic layout, as in print, advertising and promotional messages should not be juxtaposed with editorial content. Any commercial content should be clearly identified as such."

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