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Law & Bioethics: News / Current Awareness

Finding News Articles & Current Awareness

As Bioethics is a relatively new and fast-changing field, it is important to keep up-to-date. You can view full-text newspaper coverage through Welder Libraries ProQuest database, but the following are free bioethics/health specific news sources.


American Medical News - Published by the American Medical Association

Associated Press Health News

BioEdge - The latest news and articles about bioethics for health and legal professionals. Our goal is to highlight human dignity as the foundation of medicine and science.

Bioethics - Columbia University

Bioethics Defense Fund - Bioethics Defense Fund (BDF) is a public-interest law firm whose mission is to advocate for the human right to life via litigation, legislation and public education.

EthicShare — EthicShare is a research and collaboration website designed to help you do research, share, collaborate, and participate in the field of ethics. EthicShare is currently maintained by the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Welch Medical Library as a free service to the community.

Genethics.ca - The goal of this site is to serve as a clearing house for information on the social, ethical and policy issues associated with genetic and genomic knowledge and technology

Catholic News Agencies

Catholic Health Association of the United States - The mission of CHA is to advance the Catholic health ministry of the United States in caring for people and communities.

Catholic News Agency - CNA strives to provide free, up-to-the-minute news affecting the Universal Church, giving particular emphasis to the words of the Holy Father and happenings of the Holy See.

Catholic News Service - has a rich history of journalistic professionalism and is a leader in the world of Catholic and religious media. CNS provides a comprehensive coverage of the church today.

National Catholic Bioethics Center - The Center works to achieve its mission of defending the dignity of the human person in health care and the life sciences through educational programs, publishing, consultation and research.

Zenit - An International non-profit new organization. Report and offer commentary on what happens within the Roman Curia, pontifical universities, bishops’ conferences, sanctuaries, dioceses and parishes. We report on the major religious events of the world.