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Dr Richard Huxtable challenges the definition of death in New Scientist

27 January 2014

Do we need to rethink life's cut-off point, wonders medical ethicist Dr Richard Huxtable in the latest issue of New Scientist.

Dr Richard Huxtable, from the School of Social and Community Medicine, has debated whether we need to rethink life's cut-off point in the latest issue of New Scientist.

The article comes amidst controversy over two brain-dead patients who are being kept on life support. Dr Huxtable, a Reader in Medical Ethics and Law, acknowledges that science and the law play a part but these are ultimately ethical dilemmas, which invite radically opposing responses.

Read the full article on the New Scientist website.

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