France to renew tight bioethics limits, critics hit Catholic lobbying

February 8, 2011
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(An in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure in Warsaw, October 26, 2010/Kacper Pempel )

Guestview: Catholics, Jews and petri dishes

By Guest Contributor
October 22, 2010

The following is a guest contribution. Reuters is not responsible for the content and the views expressed are the authors’ alone. Rabbi Elliot Dorff is rector of the American Jewish University in California and chairs the Conservative Movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.This article first appeared in the Forward, a Jewish weekly published in New York, and is reprinted with their permission.

Vatican keeps up attack on Nobel prize for IVF pioneer

October 5, 2010

embryoThe Vatican kept up its attack on the Nobel committee on Tuesday for giving the medicine prize to in-vitro fertilization pioneer Robert Edwards, saying he had led to a culture where embryos are seen as commodities.

IVF spawns host of ethical issues

October 4, 2010

embryosIn vitro fertilization (IVF), the pioneering technique that won Robert Edwards the 2010 Nobel Prize for medicine, opened up a wealth of scientific options and a Pandora’s box of ethical dilemmas.

Obama signals open to change on stem cell policy

March 25, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama signaled on Tuesday that he would be open to policy changes on stem cell research if the science on adult stem cells determined that thorny ethical issues could be avoided without harming medical advancement.