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The use of new genetic technologies in human beings
Bioethics, Legislation

The use of new genetic technologies in human beings

The following recommendation of the Council of Europe indicates how the E.U. asks pressure to all of her members to sign the OVIEDO CONVENTION and suggests the creation of a legal framework, being positive at the genome technologies.   See the Recommendation here.

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Civil liable persons by improperly fulfilled Telemedicine
Studies / Articles

Civil liable persons by improperly fulfilled Telemedicine

A. The Problem The recent application of Triton Company for health monitoring through tablets is nowadays applied on 10.000 patients in 6 States of USA. In this way patients save time and money. This is the culmination of an evolution in the implementation of telemedicine.[1] The origins of this evolution are traced back to 1920 in New York, where the religious community of Christian sailors offered its members telemedicine by radio. Later in 1950 telemedicine was applied in remote areas…

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International Conference 20 years after Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine
Events

International Conference 20 years after Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine

The recent Recommendation of Greek National Bioethics Commission on Mitochondrial Replacement Technologies by Emmanouil Laskaridis In the last few years, scientific progress in the field of Mitochondrial Replacement Technologies (MRTs) has been rapid. Following a mitochondrial replacement treatment carried out in Mexico, a baby was born in 2016, the first baby to be born after such a procedure. In 2015 the United Kingdom became the first country to explicitly legalize MRTs and to grant in 2017 its first license to a…

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Recommendation of the Hellenic National Bioethics Commission – “Mitochondrial Replacement to avoid Mitochondrial Diseases”
Bioethics, Case Law, Health Law, Public Law

Recommendation of the Hellenic National Bioethics Commission – “Mitochondrial Replacement to avoid Mitochondrial Diseases”

The Hellenic National Bioethics Commission issued a Recommendation containing reservations as to the use of mitochondrial DNA due to lack of adequate experimentation. The same Recommendation included a proposal for the legislative definition of the licensing prerequisites for medical units that perform mitochondrial DNA change. Recommendation Source  

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International Conference 20 years after Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine
Events

International Conference 20 years after Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine

Thessaloniki International Conference 20 years after Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine announces Christian Byk, John Harris, George Serghides and Rita Vassena as Keynote Speakers, 8-9 December 2017. The Conference will be hosted in Thessaloniki, Greece, at the premises of Medical Chamber of Thessaloniki, jointly organised by Laboratory for the Research of Medical Law and Bioethics (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Law) and Medical Chamber of Thessaloniki, as well as Erasmus University of Rotterdam (Netherlands) and University of…

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2nd Annual Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation

The Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation funds medical research teams, at Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, empowering their world-class scientists and physicians to join forces and address the most urgent questions in cancer biology/oncology in daring and innovative ways. 2nd Annual Gala - The Wings to Cure to benefit the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University Saturday, October 14, 2017 6 p.m. - Midnight Hilton Chicago 720 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 Black tie,…

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Better access to products and services for people with disabilities in the EU
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Better access to products and services for people with disabilities in the EU

The draft “European Accessibility Act” (EAA) sets out requirements to make a number of products and services more accessible. The list includes: ticketing and check-in machines, ATMs, PCs and operating systems, phones and TV equipment, consumer banking services, e-books, e-commerce, transport, including public urban transport such as underground, rail, tramway, trolleybus and bus, and the related services, MEPs clarified, other items, such as payment terminals, e-book readers, websites and mobile device-based services offered by audiovisual media and tourism services were…

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