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Ethics Council: organized assisted suicide calls for regulation

27.09.2012
At both public and non-public meetings the German Ethics Council today (Thursday) addressed issues of assisted suicide and at the same time subjected the Federal Government’s bill on the statutory regulation of commercial assisted suicide to scrutiny.

Ethics Council puts the focus of personalized medicine on the patient

25.05.2012
Can patients and the health system look forward to a tailormade medicine of the future which uses diagnostic tests to find the best therapy for each individual? In its Annual Meeting on 24 May, the German Ethics Council considered this question, putting the patient in the foreground.

Is genetic testing helpful in combating common severe diseases?

07.05.2012
On 3 May 2012 the German Ethics Council held a public hearing in which experts were consulted on the possibilities and limits of genetic testing for the prediction and diagnosis of widespread severe diseases. The results will be incorporated in the Opinion on the future of genetic diagnosis which the Ethics Council is currently compiling in response to a request from the Federal Government.