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Bioethics Centre news and events

A citizens' jury on euthanasia

Friday, 25 May 2018 3:21pm

A citizens’ jury on whether or not to legalise euthanasia and assisted dying in New Zealand resulted in two thirds of jurors supporting and one third opposing a law change.

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Traditional pregnancy a thing of the past

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 2:23pm

Having a baby may never be the same again as increasingly sophisticated genetic testing is likely to raise thorny ethical issues, according to a new report.

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Otago academics made full professor

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 2:25pm

Seventeen leading academics from across the University of Otago’s Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington campuses are being promoted to full professor.

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Better and Better and Better? A Legal and Ethical Analysis of Preventive Detention in New Zealand

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:48am

Better and Better and Better? A Legal and Ethical Analysis of Preventive Detention in New Zealand

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John McMillan: Fluoridation a decision for local government

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:46am

John McMillan interviewed on water fluoridation

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Precision in ethics

Thursday, 19 September 2013 2:35pm

In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle remarks "Our account will be adequate if its clarity is in line with the subject matter, because the same degree of precision is not to be sought in all discussion . . . it is a mark of an educated person to look in each area for only that degree of accuracy that the nature of the subject permits."

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New publication: John Hughlings Jackson: bridging theory and clinical observation

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:07pm

John Hughlings Jackson, who is regarded by many as the father of British neurology, published his Croonian lectures on the evolution and dissolution of the nervous system in The Lancet in 1884.

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25 years of Bioethics celebrated

Monday, 1 October 2012 11:06am

The Otago Bioethics Centre is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Three symposia and a series of public lectures have been organised to mark the milestone.