Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics (EJAIB) Vol 14 (3) May 2004


ISSN 1173-2571, Copyright 2004 (All rights reserved, for commercial reproductions but access open for personal use).
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Official Journal of the Asian Bioethics Association (ABA) and IUBS Bioethics Program

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pp. 103-111 Go to EJAIB May 2004 News

Topical list of News in Bioethics and Biotechnology
List is complete since 1991 in over 30 topics. News from 1991-1993 are in the OLD news files, and from 1994 in the NEW files.


Page, and titles of papers

81 Editorial: UNESCO's Challenge -Darryl Macer

82-85 Privacy versus public interest in developing human genetic databases - Baoqi Su and Darryl Macer

85-89 Reflections on Transgenics and Sustainable Development - Lucas Moraes de Aguiar, Nilza Maria Diniz

89 How much of this is Really Proven? Commentary - Frank J. Leavitt

90-91 Implementation of patients' rights in the Slovak Republic - Alexandra Brazinová, Emília Janská, Richard Jurkovi

91-95 Reconsidering the Japanese Negative Attitude Toward Brain Death and Organ Transplantation - Masayuki Yoshida

95-97 Opinions over the use of nonhuman primates in research among Indonesian students - Joakim Hagelin

97-99 The ethical challenge of stem cell research and tissue transplantation - Saeideh Ziaei and Mohsen Farokhi

99-101 Secretary's report of ABA 2003-2004 - Darryl Macer

101-103 Contribution of ABA to UNESCO IBC "Towards a Declaration on Universal Norms on Bioethics"


103 Correction - March 2004
The first author's name of the paper that appeared in the printed edition of March 2004 issue of EJAIB was written in two ways in that paper. The correct spelling is Yaw-Tang Shih, as was written in the contact address; and not Tang Shih as appeared in the contents list and first line of authors. Apologies to the authors for the confusion.
Yaw-Tang Shih et al., "A National Survey of Physicians' Attitudes toward Protecting Human Research Participants in Taiwan", p. 42

112 International Bioethics Education Project News

Open invitation,
I hope we can develop bioethics education in multiple approaches supporting each other in order to develop free access materials and a network of teachers. The first year of this project was 2003. In March 2004 the revised versions of the chapters (short and long) have been published as a textbook. Since I have been posting copies of the textbook to teachers around the world. If you wish to receive a copy in order to join this project please contact me.
The textbook (4 files in total now ready to be downloaded from the yahoo listserve ) or from the Eubios Ethics Institute home page and it includes all the latest chapters. From May the Eubios CD edition 6 was released with an extra 250Mb of papers on bioethics education, bioethics resources, and teaching materials.
There are also some resources in languages besides English and translations of chapters being compiled, which might be useful for international students. More files and languages are welcome!

Online teaching materials in Spanish, German, Chinese and Japanese can be downloaded from
Textbook download site
Also we encourage any students to join the discussion on bioethics: Student listserve, Bioethics_for_students@yahoogroups.com

If your school wishes to be linked on the website please send the school name to us. Countries and regions in which efforts have been made to introduce chapters to school trials include Australia, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan and Turkey. More are expected to join. The project is funded by the Sasagawa Peace Foundation and Eubios Ethics Institute, and the devotion of many colleagues and participants.

Please note that we would like to have feedback on the chapters you use, and improvements, and to compile teaching materials that are copyright free on the CD and Internet in the future. In this case the folder on the CD will be labeled with the teacher's name (e.g. Darryl's materials). There are still many topics to include in the textbook, which we are welcome for suggestions on.

The draft selected pre-publication papers, abstracts and discussion from Macer, DRJ., ed., "Challenges for Bioethics in Asia" (Eubios Ethics Institute, 2004) can be downloaded:
Bioethics Education section - Draft 1 (2.5 MB file!)
(Discussion and abstracts of papers presented on the 15th and 16th February, 2004, at the Fifth Asian Bioethics Conference (ABC5). Concurrent with Ninth International Tsukuba Bioethics Roundtable (TRT9), held in, Tsukuba Science City, Japan. Program and abstracts are updated on-line: It also includes some trt8 education papers.

The index of papers in this file is together with links to powerpoint files are available, and on the Eubios CD. Please note the size of selcted ppt files before attempting to download them! Also they are intended for education use and it is hoped any users of them will return more information back to the resource for all to use.
There are some papers which are not in the file because of the absence of a paper version of the talk. The hard copy of the book should be printed in mid-July, so please send your papers by the end of May 2004 for a final warning to late paper providers.

All contacts for project and evaluation to:
Darryl Macer, Ph.D.
Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Science City 305-8572, Japan
Fax: Int+81-29-853-6614
Tel: Int+81-29-853-4662
Email: Macer@biol.tsukuba.ac.jp


114 Human Behaviourome Project

The new list of total papers on the mental mapping project, is online: http://eubios.info/ menmap.htm which of course includes papers already published in EJAIB and other journals,.
Selected pre-publication papers, abstracts and discussion from Macer, DRJ., ed., "Challenges for Bioethics in Asia" (Eubios Ethics Institute, 2004) section and the book, "The Behaviourome Project to Map Ideas" - DRAFT1 for author proofs, can be downloaded as a 3.5MB rtf file.
(Includes discussion and papers presented at the Fifth Asian Bioethics Conference (ABC5). Concurrent with Ninth International Tsukuba Bioethics Roundtable (TRT9), and the Eighth International Tsukuba Bioethics Roundtable (TRT8), held in, Tsukuba Science City, Japan. Note that the extensive discussion of the project from TRT8 conference is yet to be transcribed and placed into this file. Some papers are published in EJAIB so are not in this file.
The index of papers in this file is together with links to powerpoint files are available on (draft list below), and on the Eubios CD. Please note the size of selcted ppt files before attempting to download them! Also they are intended for education use and it is hoped any users of them will return more information back to the resource for all to use.
There is an active discussion on the Internet listserve. 9 methods working groups are working, see the listserve. All Emails and files are open for viewing at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/behaviourome
Contact: Darryl Macer.

ABA Membership List updates (2004)
77 ABA Membership

Persons who want to confirm their membership of the ABA must send their completed membership form and fees to the secretary if your name does not appear in the list below, Darryl Macer, (by Email, fax or airmail).

Only those currently paid up persons at the time of elections (October 2004) [on the current list below marked (2004)] will be eligible for voting in 2004 elections. (There are also some persons who did not wish there name to be displayed, who are also paid up members.) All persons who wish to vote must register with the ABA secretariat directly, not through country representatives.

The following members are to add to the list of members written in the January 2004 issue of EJAIB (see total list on-line) as of 15 April 2004. (Many members are not yet transferred from the previous list of ABA members because of lack of fee payment - so names do not appear).


Dr. Lim Yang Mooi
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Faculty of Engineering & Science
Jalan Genting Kelang, 53300 Setapak, Malaysia
Email: ymlim@mail.utar.edu.my

Dr.M. Selvanayagam
Department of Zoology, Loyola College
Chennai-600034, INDIA
Email: drmssel@yahoo.co.in


IAB Genetics & Bioethics Network: On-line The complete address list is updated on the Internet. Send all changes to Darryl Macer. Membership of the network is not restricted to members of IAB, but open to all. Those persons who are not paying subscription to EJAIB, or granted a waiver, however, will not receive EJAIB, the official journal of the IAB Genetics Network.

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