Poll PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:16 09 December 2018 Steve Russell Bradley Walsh as Graham, Mandip Gill as Yaz, Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor, Tosin Cole as Ryan. On BBC One December 9, and on iPlayer Picture: (C) BBC/BBC Studios/Sophie Mutevelian/Henrik Knudsen BBC/BBC Studios/Sophie Mutevelian/Henrik Knudsen. And while you’re about it, do please help us find The Best Doctor Who Alien Ever. Cast your votes here So why were people all angsty and unsettled just after Doctor Who’s latest regeneration? It wasn’t as if “out with the old and in with the new” was an unfamiliar feature of the series. Happily, it was clear within minutes of series 11 that the twiddly wheels, egg-timer and antique chrome microphone on the restyled Tardis console were in safe hands with Jodie Whittaker and show-runner Chris Chibnall.They materialised with the perfect game-plan: pace, and what seemed a conscious desire … [Read more...] about What’s your favourite Doctor Who monster?
A Chinese doctor who claimed to have created babies using CRISPR gene editing has gone missing. Local media reports revealed that the whereabouts of the doctor named He Jiankui of Shenzhen, China is currently unknown and several sources suggest that he may be under house arrest. Previously, several reports had claimed that Jiankui was suspended by the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China. However, the university had clarified that the doctor has been on leave since February 2018. As the news about the doctor's missing surfaced online, the university has dismissed these rumours and made it clear that Jiankui is not detained. "Right now nobody's information is accurate, only the official channels are. We cannot answer any questions regarding the matter right now," said a university spokeswoman, the South China Morning Post reports. The last time Jiankui appeared in front of the public was on last Wednesday when he attended the Second International Summit on … [Read more...] about Chinese doctor who created ‘CRISPR babies’ is missing
LONDON — Belgian officials are investigating whether doctors improperly euthanized a woman with autism, the first criminal investigation in a euthanasia case since the practice was legalized in 2002 in the European nation. Three doctors from East Flanders are being investigated on suspicion of having "poisoned" Tine Nys in 2010. The 38-year-old had been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism, two months before she was euthanized by a doctor in an apparently legal killing that she had asked for. Belgium is one of two countries, along with the Netherlands, where the euthanasia of people for psychiatric reasons is allowed if they can prove they have "unbearable and untreatable" suffering. Among Belgians euthanized for mental health reasons, the most common conditions are depression, personality disorder and Asperger's. Many experts — in Belgium and beyond — dispute whether autism should be considered a valid reason to be a euthanasia … [Read more...] about Belgium investigates 3 doctors who euthanized woman with autism
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Maria Cheng Associated Press November 27, 2018 LONDON — Belgian officials are investigating whether doctors improperly euthanized a woman with autism, the first criminal investigation in a euthanasia case since the practice was legalized in 2002 in the European nation.Three doctors from East Flanders are being investigated on suspicion of having ‘‘poisoned’’ Tine Nys in 2010. The 38-year-old had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism, two months before she was euthanized by a doctor in an apparently legal killing that she had asked for.Belgium is one of two countries, along with the Netherlands, where the euthanasia of people for psychiatric reasons is allowed if they can prove they have ‘‘unbearable and untreatable’’ suffering. Among Belgians euthanized for mental health reasons, … [Read more...] about Belgium investigates doctors who euthanized autistic woman
A PANEL of three doctors who certified a woman in Belgium as autistic so she could be given a lethal injection are set to go on trial. The family of Tine Nys say her suffering was not caused by any medical condition but down to a broken heart after a failed relationship. They also say she falsely claimed to be autistic to two doctors and a psychiatrist. Under Belgian law a patient’s suffering has to be “unbearable and incurable” for euthanasia to be permitted. Tine died, aged 38, in April 2010 after a lethal injection with her sisters and parents at her bedside. Her family are claiming the law was broken as she was never treated for autism so it could not have been established she was incurable or that she was suffering unbearably. The three doctors involved in the case have now been charged with failing to comply with the legal conditions for euthanasia. The upcoming trial, which will take place in Ghent, is the first of its kind since the country decriminalised … [Read more...] about Doctors who certified woman as autistic so she qualified for lethal injection face jail – as family insist she was just brokenhearted