Neil Scolding

The slippery slope to death by doctor’s order

The Royal College of Physicians’ decision to end its opposition to assisted dying is morally indefensible and gives a green light to activists

Three-Parent Babies — Miracle Cure or Eugenics?

The HFEA's proposal to permit mitochondria replacement would alter our genetic constitution—a risky and unethical step too far

The Subject We’re Desperate to Avoid

Despite two shocking stories, the abortion debate has faded again

Topping and Tailing

Embryonic stem cells and assisted dying terminate opposite ends of life, but have common themes

Life, Synthia, But Not as we Know It

The latest work on synthetic cell creation by Craig Venter raises serious questions about bioethics

‘Living Wills’ Leave Patients to Die

"When in doubt, treat" used to be the rule for doctors. Not any more

The Stem Cell Wars are Over

Thanks to a breakthrough, human embryos need not be sacrificed in the cause of science

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"