Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
Vol 7 (3) May 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
P.O. Box 125, Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki 305, Japan

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pp. 82-93 EJAIB May 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

65-66 Editorial - Is bioethics about clones or relationships? - Darryl Macer

67 Case of the first test tube baby in India - K.K. Verma / Commentary on Verma: Thoughts About India - Frank J. Leavitt

67-68 Some ethical issues of cloning - Masahiro Morioka

68 Commentary on Morioka - Munawar A. Anees

69-71 Appeal for Comments on Ethical Case Histories - Raymond Richard Neutra, John Goldsmith

71 The Teaching of Medical Ethics in Beijing Medical University - Cong Yali / Commentary on Cong: Teaching Medical Ethics, a Call for anAsian and International Discussion - Frank J. Leavitt

72-73 Medicine and Philosophy (China) on WWW

73-77 Establishment of High School Bioethics Education Network - Yukiko Asada & Darryl Macer

77 Obituary - Benjamin Freedman - Shimon Glick

78-82 Informal Listing of Selected International Declarations, Guidelines, etc. on Bioethics / Health Care Ethics / Human Rights Aspects of Health (as of April 1997)

94-95 Bioethics in India Book Contents (book on-line in mid-May)

Forthcoming Eubios book:

Bioethics in India: Proceedings of the International Bioethics Workshop in Madras: Biomanagement of Biogeo-resources, 16-19 Jan. 1997, University of Madras. Editors, Jayapaul Azariah, Hilda Azariah & Darryl R.J. Macer.

Christchurch, N.Z. : Eubios Ethics Institute Copyright 1997. 400pp.

ISBN 0-908897-10-3 Hard copy to b published soon.

Cost: US $25 UK 18pds C $30 A $30 NZ $30 (in NZ) Y3000 (postal transfer) For payment by credit card NZ$40.

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

Prof. Donald Chalmers
Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania
GPO Box 25289, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, AUSTRALIA
Fax: Int+61-3-6226-7568

Mr Masahiro Morioka
Integrated Arts and Sciences, Osaka Prefectural University,
Gakuencho, Sakai, Osaka 593, Japan
Tel: Int+81-722-52-1161 Fax: Int+81-722-55-2981

Dr Harpal Singh Sangwan
House No. 1074, Sector 15 A, Housing Board Colony
HISAR-125 001 (Haryana), INDIA
Tel: Int+91-11-2246508 Fax: Int+91-11-2458742
Interests: Genetics, Biotechnology, Bioethics, Universal human rights, patenting.

Internet Links and On-line Journals

A case study on cloning for education is on the Access Excellence site .

A list of bioethics organizations and links to some is provided by the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics At the University of Chicago . A list of projects at the Hastings Center is on-line at

Experimental Animal Regulation in Japan is available from the Institute of Experimental Animal Sciences (IEXAS) of Osaka University Medical School,

Questionnaire for Physicians

Katrina Bramstedt, a graduate student at Loma Linda University is seeking data for a research project regarding truth-telling. If you would like to send comments on the following questions please send to her by Email (

1. As a PHYSICIAN, would you disclose the full diagnosis and prognosis to a terminally ill patient? YES/NO.

2. As a patient, would you want to know your full diagnosis and prognosis? YES/NO

3. Please indicate your Age; Gender; Medical Specialty; Country of Practice.

The deadline for letter submission (and news) to the next issue is 7 July, 1997.

Japanese Bioethics Conferences in Nov 1997 (abstract deadline extended to June 1997)

Current conference list

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