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Questions for healthcare artificial intelligence to answer

Artificial intelligence is being adopted by healthcare, albeit at different rates and in differing areas. One reason for the erratic pace is due to the medical and ethical questions that the technology brings with it in related to the use of digital data.

Alphabet's DeepMind forms ethics unit for artificial intelligence

Washington - DeepMind, the Google sibling focusing on artificial intelligence, has announced the launch of an "ethics and society" unit to study the impact of new technologies on society.

French MP-cum-entrepreneur invites paying guests to parliament

Paris - A French lawmaker has come under scrutiny for providing paid tours of parliament through her travel company, the chamber's speaker said Friday.Speaker Francois de Rugy said on Twitter that he had referred the case to the parliament's ethics watchdog.

France passes law to clean up politics after fake job scandals

Paris - France's parliament overwhelmingly backed a new law Wednesday to clean up politics, a campaign promise of President Emmanuel Macron following a string of scandals.

Charlie Gard's life became 'soap opera': clinician

London - A clinician who treated Charlie Gard, the terminally-ill British baby who died last month, said Saturday his short life became a soap opera fuelled by President Donald Trump and the pope.

US risks being seen as 'kleptocracy' under Trump: former ethics chief

Washington - The United States is at risk of being viewed as a "kleptocracy" under President Donald Trump, the former head of the US government ethics office said in an interview published Monday.

Terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard dies

London - Charlie Gard, the terminally-ill British baby whose plight drew sympathy from Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump and sparked a debate about medical ethics, died on Friday, his mother said.

Terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard dies

London - Charlie Gard, the terminally-ill British baby whose plight drew sympathy from Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump and sparked a debate about medical ethics, died on Friday, his mother said.

Terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard dies

London - Charlie Gard, the terminally-ill British baby whose plight drew sympathy from Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump, died on Friday, his mother said.

Parents of terminally-ill UK baby prepare for last goodbye

London - The parents of a terminally-ill British baby whose plight has drawn sympathy from Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump were preparing on Friday for their child's life support to be withdrawn.

Court battle over UK baby raises ethical conundrum

London - A five-month legal battle over the fate of a terminally-ill British baby that drew the attention of Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump has also stoked an often angry debate about medical ethics and the courts.

Parents of terminally-ill UK baby end legal fight

London - The parents of British baby Charlie Gard on Monday abandoned their legal fight to take him to the United States for experimental treatment in a case that has attracted global attention.

Parents of terminally-ill UK baby end fight for US treatment

London - The parents of British baby Charlie Gard on Monday abandoned their legal fight to take their son to the United States for experimental treatment in a case that has attracted global attention.

Parents of terminally ill British baby back in court

London - The parents of a terminally ill British baby whose life support is to be withdrawn are to present new evidence in court Thursday, demanding they be allowed to travel to the United States for treatment.

UK court begins hearing case of terminally ill baby

London - A British court on Monday began re-examining the case of a terminally ill baby whose life support is due to be withdrawn at a London hospital, after Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump intervened in the case.

Ivanka Trump takes unpaid job as White House adviser

Washington - First daughter Ivanka Trump is about to take on another title as an unpaid adviser to her father President Donald Trump, the White House announced on Wednesday.

High number of EU politicians now lobbyists: watchdog

Brussels - A leading transparency watchdog on Tuesday urged the EU to crack down on the "revolving door" of former officials joining lobbying groups.

Barroso says job controversy shows EU must change mentality

Lisbon - Former European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso on Tuesday said controversy over his appointment to a job at Goldman Sachs revealed anti-US hostility in Europe.

EU launches new ethics probe into ex-commissioner

Brussels - The EU said Thursday it has launched a new ethics probe after revelations that former competition commissioner Neelie Kroes failed to declare an interest in a Bahamas-based firm when in office.

US may fund research to create mixed human-animal embryos

Miami - Research that mixes human cells into animal embryos could get US government funds for the first time under a new proposal that has stoked concerns about ethics and the limits of science.

Chinese scientists engineering human embryos defy ethics again?

For the second time in one year, a team of Chinese researchers engineered human embryos by altering their genome with partially successful results. The world's scientific community is concerned about potential ethical issues.

Congressman used campaign funds to buy video games: FEC

Alpine - A United States congressman faces query from the Federal Election Commission over credit card charges made against the pol's campaign finance account.

Britain grants first licence for genetic modification of embryos

London - Britain on Monday granted its first licence to genetically modify human embryos for research into infertility and why miscarriages happen, in a move likely to raise ethical concerns.

Op-Ed: The decline of religion and the rise of terror

New York City - With all the advances of science and the increasing availability of knowledge, why can we not dissolve or at least lessen the growth of terror and conflict?

China 'clone factory' scientist eyes human replication

Bejing - The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding off for fear of the public reaction.

Gossip site Gawker looks to turn over a new leaf

Washington - Gawker says it will rethink its ethics policies following turmoil over an article about an executive's private life, in what could be a turning point for the popular news and gossip website.

Smithsonian tightens up science ethics

Washington - Following an issue where a scientist who published research on climate change failed to declare where his funding came from, The Smithsonian has declared a crackdown on ethics and funding declarations.

Dutch paediatricians back right to die for under 12s

Den Haag - Terminally ill children in unbearable suffering should be given the right to die, the Dutch Paediatricians Association said on Friday, urging the suppression of the current 12-year age limit.

Scientists urge moratorium after Chinese 'edit' human embryos

Miami - Global scientists on Thursday renewed calls to halt controversial research to genetically edit human embryos after a Chinese team published details of a stunted but breakthrough attempt in this new frontier in science.

Bioethics philosopher John Arras has died

The philosopher John Arras, who tackled important issues relating to the ethics of medical care, has passed away at age 69.
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