What’s Wrong With Human-Animal Chimeras?

CELESTE McGOVERN WASHINGTON — Scientists are creating human-animal chimeras at several laboratories throughout the U.S., despite a ban against federal funding of the controversial research. An article in MIT Technology Review revealed that the work, directed at growing human organs for transplantation inside livestock, has resulted in human cells being injected into early animal embryos […]

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Top Neurologist: Jahi McMath is ‘No Longer Dead’

  New court documents fuel controversy around the 15-year-old who has launched the accepted definition of ‘brain death’ into a tailspin… CELESTE MCGOVERN FREMONT, Calif. — Several doctors, many pre-eminent ethicists and a California judge all pronounced Jahi McMath “brain-dead” almost two years ago, and a county coroner issued her death certificate. But a document filed […]

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Belgium’s Euthanasia Slippery Slope: Now It’s for Grief

A documentary records a grieving 85-year-old being euthanized by her family doctor, along with the struggle of a 32-year-old father with few options but death in the pro-euthanasia European nation. CELESTE MCGOVERN ANTWERP, Belgium — An Australian documentary has filmed the euthanasia of a healthy but grief-stricken 85-year-old woman in Belgium, which aired last month […]

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New Medical Textbook: Vaccines Do Kill and Maim

Top Doctors review the published literature on vaccines and autoimmune disease and discuss the mechanisms of harm. When billions of people take them, year upon year, even remote risks translate into huge numbers. CELESTE McGOVERN Call it the Great Vaccine Blitz. In the past six months legislators have bombarded state capitals with new bills  — […]

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