Genome editing. First clinical trial using the CRISPR technique authorised in humans

If there is one technique on which biomedicine has pinned its hopes, it is CRISPR, a genome editing technology that simplifies and facilitates the changes to be made in the genome (read our ethical opinion HERE) . This sort of genetic “cut and paste” has just received...

Zika virus and microcephaly. Causal relationship is confirmed by recent article

A medical problem with ethical repercussions is whether or not the Zika virus causes microcephaly, a subject that we have discussed previously. Now, a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (see HERE) has evaluated the medical evidence on the relationship...

Prohibition of experimentation with human embryos ratified by the Italian Constitutional Court

“Banning of all clinical and experimental human embryos experimentation that is not to its benefit” The ban on experimenting on human embryos remains in force in Italy. This was established in the Constitutional Court with a ruling in which the Court rejected the...