Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
Vol 7 (4) July 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. 115-125 EJAIB July 1997 News

Topical list of News in Bioethics and Biotechnology
List is complete 1991 - May 1997, 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

97-98 Editorial - EJAIB and Asia - Darryl Macer

99 EAAB News: The President's Column - Hyakudai Sakamoto

125-127 East Asian Association of Bioethics Membership List

100 Third International Tsukuba Bioethics Roundtable Draft Program, in Nov 1997

101-2 Asian Bioethics Conference Draft Program in Kobe and Fukui, in Nov 1997

102-104 To Value Life and Existence - Sahin Aksoy

104-105 Commentary on Aksoy: The Meaning of Life - Frank J. Leavitt

105-107 Case Study 1: Hemodialysis for a patient in persistent vegetative state - Atsushi Asai, Masashi Shirahama, Sara Carmel

108 The Death of Canada's Proposed Reproductive and Genetic Technologies Act - Timothy Caulfield

108-110 Genetic norms, eugenic logic and UNESCO's IBC - Melanie Rock

111-114 Biotechnology and young citizens: Biocult in New Zealand and Japan - Darryl Macer, Hiroko Obata, Mairi Levitt, Howard Bezar, Ken Daniels

115 Commentary on Macer et al.:Science, Education and Nature - Masahiro Morioka

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

Sahin Aksoy, MD.
Centre for Social Ethics and Policy,
Manchester University
Humanities Building, Oxford Road, M13 9PL, UK.
Tel: +44-161-273 5661 Fax: +44-161-275 3262

Dr. Gordon Clement
Queensland Pharmaceutical Research Inst.
Griffith University, AUSTRALIA
Bioprospecting; "north-south" joint ventures

Dr. Anne Lawton
School of Business Administration,
Miami University,
120 Upham Hall, Oxford, OH 45056, USA
Tel: +1-513-529-4932 Fax: +1-513-529-9598
Legal constraints on use of genetic information

Prof.Dr.Dr.Joseph Schmucker-von-Koch
Interdisciplinary research group human sciences
Philosophy Department, University of Regensburg, D93040 Regensburg GERMANY
Biotechnology, neurosciences and their implicationsfor the concept of human dignity.

Prof. Daniel Serrao
Faculdade de Medicina
Laboratorio de Anatomia Patologica
Rua de S. Tome, 746, 4200 Porto, PORTUGAL
Fax: +351-2-825-071

Dr. Gregor Wolbring
Dept. of Medical Biochemistry,
University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N, 4N1
Tel: 1-403-2205448 Fax : 1-403-2834740
How bio- and gene- technologies are changing the situation of marginalized groups in societies

Internet Links and On-line Journals

Centre for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong Baptist University <>

Post-doctoral position in France (Toulouse) from INSERM - apply by mid-september.
On "Informed consent and use of biological collections in the framework of genetic epidemiology and population genetics". The candidate should have either a PhD in law, sciences and/or a medical doctorate with interest in genetics and /or a PhD in philosophy or history of sociological sciences. A knowledge of French would help. Apply and find more details from:
Dr. Anne Cambon-Thomsen
Centre d'Immunopathologie et de Ginitique Humaine (CIGH),
CNRS UPR 8291, CHU PURPAN, 31300 Toulouse, France
Tel : +33 (0)5 61 15 84 00
Fax : +33 (0)5 61 49 90 36
E-mail :

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

Japanese Bioethics Conferences in Nov 1997

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