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- Chinese Bioethicists: Silencing Doctor Impeded Early Control of Coronavirus
Posted on February 13, 2020
The death of Dr Li Wenliang from COVID-19 is heartbreaking for our country and people. Dr. Li was reprimanded for messages he posted in a chat group warning fellow doctors about a mysterious infection. His death from coronavirus underscored gaps and deficiencies in our country’s health care system and system of governance.
- Report from China: Ethical Questions on the Response to the Coronavirus
Posted on January 31, 2020
Hastings Center fellows in China discuss ethical questions about the response to the spreading coronavirus.
- Chinese Bioethicists: He Jiankui’s Crime is More than Illegal Medical Practice
Posted on January 4, 2020
Professionals and the public in China first learned of the jail sentence of He Jiankui from the report of Xinhua News Agency. No information, including any interpretation, was provided by the Court. But the reported words of the sentence are so ambiguous as to leave room for different interpretations. We believe that the public has the right to know more than Xinhua News Agency reported.
- Chinese Bioethicists Respond to the Case of He Jiankui
Posted on February 7, 2019
A preliminary investigation by Guangdong Province in China of He Jiankui, the scientist who created the world’s first gene-edited babies, found that “He had intentionally dodged supervision, raised funds and organized researchers on his own to carry out the human embryo gene-editing intended for reproduction, which is explicitly banned by relevant regulations.” As bioethics scholars… Read more