• Publications
  • Influence
Chinese newspaper coverage of genetically modified organisms
The content of articles in two Chinese newspapers that relate to the development and promotion of genetically modified technologies and GMOs indicate that the Chinese print media is largely supportive of GMOs and describes the Chinese government as actively pursuing national GMO research and development programs and the promotion of GM cotton usage. Expand
Chinese Newspaper Coverage of (Unproven) Stem Cell Therapies and their Providers
A need to counterbalance providers’ influence on media reporting through strategies that encourage media uptake of accurate information about stem cell research and treatments is suggested. Expand
Policy recommendations for addressing privacy challenges associated with cell-based research and interventions
It is concluded that privacy risks associated with cell-based research and interventions should be addressed through evidence-based policy reforms that account for both well-established legal and ethical norms and current knowledge about actual or anticipated harms. Expand
Patenting human genes: Chinese academic articles’ portrayal of gene patents
  • Li Du
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • BMC medical ethics
  • 24 April 2018
Chinese scholars view the patent regime as an important legal tool to protect the interests of inventors and inventions as well as the genetic resources of China, and many scholars support a gene patent system in China. Expand
Gordie Howe’s “Miraculous Treatment”: Case Study of Twitter Users’ Reactions to a Sport Celebrity’s Stem Cell Treatment
Unbalanced and uncritical discussion on Twitter regarding SC treatments is another example of inaccurate representations of SC treatments that may create unrealistic expectations that will facilitate the market for unproven stem cell therapies. Expand
Microblogging violent attacks on medical staff in China: a case study of the Longmen County People’s Hospital incident
Weibo users played a role in distributing news information about the violent incident at LCPH; however, the legal perspective is inadequately discussed in the debate, and discussion of constructive measures for protecting doctors and preventing hospital violence was rare. Expand
The gene patent controversy on Twitter: a case study of Twitter users’ responses to the CHEO lawsuit against Long QT gene patents
Access to healthcare and the use of genetic testing were the most important concerns raised by Twitter users in the context of theCHEO case, and an expectation that the CHEO lawsuit will provide an opportunity to clear the confusion on gene patents by establishing a legal precedent on the patentability of human genes in Canada is revealed. Expand
Genetic and Genomic Consultation: Are We Ready for Direct-to-Consumer Telegenetics?
DTC telegenetics may increase patients’ access to genetic counseling with affordable costs, but more research and regulatory improvements are required to guarantee truthful advertising, ensure informed consent, secure personal health data sharing, and warrant adequate privacy protection. Expand
A Brief Review on Informed Consent Laws in China
Four aspects of China's current informed consent protocols are examined, including who shall inform, who shall be informed, what they shall beinformed about, and exceptions to disclosure, which highlight problems with the relevant Chinese laws and regulations. Expand