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The Bioethics news Digest combines frequently published posts from these sources: BioEdge, Bioethics.com, the Global Bioethics InitiativeBioethics Observatory, and the Berkman Institute’s Bioethics Bulletin and is updated hourly.

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News in bioethics:

Addressing the Fentanyl Threat to Public Health

Source: Bioethics Bulletin by the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Source: Bioethics Bulletin by the Berman Institute of Bioethics. From 2012 through 2014, the number of reported deaths involving fentanyl more than doubled, from 2628 to 5544. We estimate that 41% of the... read more

Why the Feds Must Take the Lead on Health Reform

Source: Bioethics Bulletin by the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Source: Bioethics Bulletin by the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Nicholas Bagley: The states face two enormous obstacles to achieving near-universal coverage on their own. First, the states don’t... read more

Far from Over: STDs Have Made a Comeback

Source: Bioethics.com. Source: Bioethics.com. February 16, 2017 (Managed Care Magazine) – The CDC estimates that, at any given time, more than 100 million Americans have an STD. Roughly 20 million new cases occur each year, with half of those affecting young... read more

Secrets of Life in a Spoonful of Blood

Source: Bioethics.com. Source: Bioethics.com. February 15, 2017 (Nature) – Until now, much of the work has relied on amniotic or placental samples obtained during routine invasive tests such as amniocentesis. But scientists are eyeing the next step: studies that... read more