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Press Release 02/2015 German Ethics Council discusses disease mongering

Burnout, chronic migraine, male menopause – are these ailments real conditions or are they simply made up illnesses? Are social problems being reframed as diseases? At the public Bioethics Forum of 25 February 2015, the German Ethics Council discussed the balancing act between unwarranted medicalization and essential therapy.

Press Release 07/2014 Ethics Council sees need for clarification regarding artificially created germ cells and embryos

In the estimation of the German Ethics Council, the most recent developments in stem cell research require no urgent legislative measures in addition to the ban on cloning. Nonetheless, the Council sees a need for clarification in regard to the far-reaching ethical and legal questions that arise particularly in conjunction with two possible areas of application for new stem cell technologies.