Genome editing and germ line modification. Medical and ethical debate

Genetic modification of the human germline that will pass to children, and to future Gene editing consists of the modification or removal of specific DNA sequences in order, for example, to correct a disease-causing mutation. Early approaches were based on the recognition of...
Posted On 28 May 2018
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Concerning massing infant circumcision. Only in the U.S.A. 58% are being circumcised

It does not seem ethically correct to subject boys to a circumcision surgical. This  procedure is considered “questionable, unproven and irrelevant”  by an independent international panel A hotly-debated issue is that concerning the ethics of circumcision of boys when...
Posted On 04 Mar 2018
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Umbilical cord blood banks in Spain. Units stored are 10% of the total number worldwide

Increase in applications of cord blood cells in treatment of various diseases (see HERE) encourage parents The key factors encouraging expectant parents to preserve cord blood include the vast rise in the rate of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, the vast advancements in...
Posted On 25 Sep 2017
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WHO report recommends HIV testing campaing as a response to the HIV pandemic

In April 2013, the Preventive Services Task Force of the United States recommended testing of persons aged between 15 and 65 years to determine whether they were carriers of the HIV virus, a recommendation which counters existing recommendations on testing only high-risk groups...
Posted On 20 Sep 2017
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Universal priciple, that all lifes are equal, should be apllied in all medical situations?

When it comes to saving lives, for instance when allocating organs for transplants, age plays an important role, in part because help is often a limited resource In 1956, economists Christopher Cundell and Carlos McCartney developed the QALY standard, which stands for...
Posted On 17 Sep 2017
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Being raised by father and mother does matter. Well-being of children with same sex “parents”

“Emotional problems were over twice as prevalent for children with same-sex parents than for children with opposite-sex parents”. It is not a politic but an human right issue. The public debate on same-sex marriage does not focus on eventually adopted children, and if...
Posted On 12 Sep 2017
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Current state of genetic test in in the United States. 69,104 Genetic Testing Units available

Now are 69,104 Genetic Testing Units available in United States market Of these, 59,531 assays a single analyte. 8,535 are panels that assay multiple genes or analytes for a common indication, and each panel is sold as a single orderable unit with its own test code in a...
Posted On 04 Sep 2017
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Reproductive medicine and the production of bioartificial organs

Reproductive medicine and the production of bioartificial organs may be a source of hope in the next few years for patients with degenerative lesions of various organs, among them the reproductive organs. Undoubtedly, in this respect, major advances in stem cell knowledge,...
Posted On 12 May 2017
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Spain is aging and headed towards demographic collapse. With on of the lowest birth rates in the European Union

The number of children under the age of three has fallen by 84,229  whilst the segment of the population over the age of 65 has increased by 111,084 individual Spain is headed towards demographic collapse. The first time since 1998, when official records began to be published by...
Posted On 05 Mar 2017
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How many in vitro fertilisation children have been born?

The latest official figures are from 2013. The reports spanned the years from 1989 to 2007, with a few years missing in between. They relied on available data, which is far from complete, meaning that 5 million births are really a “best guess,” says Adamson. Researchers are...
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