Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
Vol 7 (2) March 1997

ISSN 1173-2571, Copyright 1997 (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. 54-63 EJAIB March 1997 News

Topical list of News in Bioethics and Biotechnology
List is complete 1991 -Sept 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

33 Editorial - Bioethical lessons from India - Darryl Macer

34 Chennai Statement on Bioethics

34-35 Revised Preliminary Draft of A Universal Declaration On The Human Genome And Human Rights (UNESCO)

36-38 How to Calculate the Utility of Human Germline Gene Transformations? A critique of Utilitarianism - Maurizio Salvi

38-39 Utilitarianism, and the Genetic Welfare of Future Generations: A Reply to Salvi - James J. Hughes

39-43 Ethical issues in Japanese clinical settings in 1990's: Attitudes and Experiences of the Japanese - Atsushi Asai and Tsuguya Fukui

43-46 The social acceptance of euthanasia does not stem from patient's autonomy in Japan - Noritoshi Tanida

46-47 Commentary On Tanida - L.S. Rothenberg

47-48 Physician Assisted Suicide - Jong-sik Reem

48-49 Commentary On Reem: Does analytic philosophy have anything to do with bioethics? - Frank J. Leavitt

49-52 Health professionals' attitudes toward preimplantation diagnosis in Japan - Yasuko Shirai

52 Commentary on Shirai - Masahiro Morioka

53-54 Abortion: The destruction of life - Sahin Aksoy

54 Commentary on Ors: Godot'ian ethics - Frank J. Leavitt

63 Genetics and Bioethics network - New or changed addresses are below:

George J. Agich, Ph.D.
Department of Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
Tel: Int+1-216-444-8720 Fax: Int+1-216-444-9275

Dr. Jochanan Benbassat
P.O.Box 3894, Jerusalem, 91037, ISRAEL

Dr Donald M.Bruce
Society, Religion and Technology Project, Church of Scotland, John Knox House. 45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, Scotland
Tel. Int+44-131 556 2953 Fax Int+44-131 556 7478

Prof. Alastair V. Campbell
Ethics in Medicine, c/o Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
University of Bristol, St Michael's Hospital, Southwell Street, Bristol BS2 8EG, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 117 928 5739 Fax: +44 117 927 2792

Dr K.K. Dua
Dept of Zoology, Dayalbagn Educational Institute
Dayalbagh, Agra 20205, INDIA Fax Int+91-562-351045
Corruption; Bioethics education

Dr Joseph Glasa,
Institut Medical Ethics and Bioethics
Limbova 12, 833 03 Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Fax: Int+42-7-373739 Email:
Biomedical research; Ethics committees; Ethics of pharmacotherapy; good clinical practice.

Kanakmal Gandhi
Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan, Wardha, Maharashta 442 102, INDIA
Fax: Int+91-75152-40527

L J Goody Bioethics Centre
39 Jugan Street, Glendalough, WA 6016, AUSTRALIA
Tel: Int+61-9-242-4066 Fax: Int+61-9-242-4067

Dr E Graham
Information Service, Wellcome Trust
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, U.K.
Fax: Int+44-171-611-8726 Email:

Dr ER Hepburn
Provincial Bioethics Centre for the Queensland Catholic Dioceses,
P.O. Box 3343, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101, AUSTRALIA
Fax: Int+61-7-3844-8252

Dr K.P. Kochhar
Dept of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
Ansari Nagar, , New Delhi, 110 029, INDIA
Fax: Int+91-11-686-2663
Ethics perceptions of teachers and students; Ethics education and evaluation; healthcare ethics; health education.

Dr E.R. Martin
Dept of Zoology, Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar 414001, Maharashtra, INDIA Fax: Int+91-241-341731

Prof. Dorothy Nelkin

Dr Domenico Pizzonia
16628 Northdale Oaks Drive, Tampa, FL 33624, USA
Transplantation; Euthanasia; Genetics

Dr. Wang Yan-guang
Institute of Philosophy, Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, P.O.Bo. 8527, Beijing 100015, CHINA

Internet Links and On-line Journals

The Indiana University Press site < subj/medeth.html> includes references to some books in the area of medical ethics, including Limits, New Ways Of Making Babies and The Human Genome Project And The Future Of Health Care. They also have two books coming out spring 1997, Physician-Assisted Suicide and Practical Reasoning In Bioethics. More are scheduled for the future. Many of these books are part of our Medical Ethics Series.

An Internet site on HIV/AIDS in the BMJ and Lancet is <>. On spermbanks <> Various information on smoking and some other topics of bioethics including biomass, pesticides is at <>

The Internet address of the Canadian Bioethics Report is now <>. The Canadian Medical Journal new address is < >.

A paper on theological and biological views on the virgin birth is Berry, Sam, Science and Christian Belief. The press release and the paper are available on the net at <> (the press release), <> (the paper).

The Zentrum fuer Ethik in den Wissenschaften, Universitaet Tuebingen (Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, University of Tuebingen) has made a homepage <>. They offer "Biomedical Ethics", the Newsletter of the European Network for Biomedical Ethics <> A Spainish language site is <>

Medicine and Philosophy (China) on WWW in April

(ISSN 1002-0772). For information on this Chinese journal which has some abstracts in English (abstracts from some issues have been put on-line < CMP.htm"> and will be published in the next issue of EJAIB, contact:
Prof. Du Zhi Zheng, Editor, Medicine and Philosophy
No. 4 Chang Bai Street, Dailin, CHINA

The deadline for letter submission (and news) to the next issue is 1 May, 1997.

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