Brain death: experts divided on how death is defined

Some authors, as Bernat reports in his article, have come to classify brain death unscientifically, illogically, even treating it as a legal...

Assisted reproduction ethics: bioethical and legal tangle

The European Court of Human Rights was hearing the case of Adelina Parrillo versus Italy.  The case goes back to 2002, when Adelina and her...

Sex and gender. New findings, new controversy

‘Patients who had undergone sex reassignment surgery at his hospital, stated that the problems presented by patients before the surgery had...

The Virginia Senate prohibits the government from penalising organisations that oppose same-sex marriage

On 9th February, the Virginia Senate approved a bill that would prevent people from being obliged to participate in “the solemnization of...

Australian assisted reproduction clinics accused of misleading patients

This is a topic that we have addressed in depth in our Observatory [see HERE], (especially on the European and American data and the content of...

The embryo germline modification, particualrly in humans. It is an unsafe procedure

 “Absolute prohibition of such experiments” A group of clinical researchers has proposed modifying embryos using “therapies...

“The Origins of AIDS” Book. Where did HIV come from?

Knowing how and where the infection of humans by HIV began is the source of numerous studies. Now, Jacques Pepin has written a book “The Origins...

Role of genetic engineering in European agriculture

Criticises the attitude of politicians, on not recognising the value of new farming technologies The scientific advisor HFFA Research GmbH has...

Three-parent babies. Two children have been born by mitochondrial transfer technique

We recently discussed mitochondrial transfer in the United Kingdom (see HERE). On 15 December 2016, the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology...

Figures of deaths and displacement, due to war and environmental change never seen since World War II

Deaths and displacement due to the war in African countries. The war in Syria has already caused more than 200,000 deaths. More than 10,000...

Ethical questions about mitochondrial replacement in humans. Three-parent baby technique

We thus consider it necessary to establish a moratorium on their use in humans, at least until more is known about these aspects. If this...

Transhumanism: the abolition of man?

Transhumanist goal intends to free human beings from their human condition with technological support What is transhumanism? What is the meaning...

In vitro fertilization risks in mothers with heart problems

Risks have been evaluated for the first time In vitro fertilization risks  (IVF) are the medical complications that can be associated with it. In...

Open ethical debate: Are gene editing techniques ethical in reproductive medicine?

Author’s opinion: The use of these techniques is currently medically and ethically unjustifiable. The United Kingdom has recently approved...

United States commits to improve both physicians training and palliative care quality

A system to prepare physicians to address this type of medical need that showed a significant improvement in the quality of life expected in...

Genetic engineering of human embryos to treat diseases. An unprejudiced reflection

In the last five years, many laboratories worldwide have employed the genetic engineering technique known as CRISPR/Cas9, in the hope that it...

Serotonin produced from neurons obtained with iPS and embryonic stem cells

Serotonin is implicated in functions as important as humour, sadness, feelings of aggression, anxiety and sleep disturbances, among others. A...

Patient’s own menstrual blood stem cells used to treat Asherman’s syndrome

Infertility treatment.”The best option for endometrial regeneration in patients with Asherman’s syndrome.” Asherman’s...

Assisted reproduction clinics advertising brochures are very far from the objective medical truth

Clear example of misleading advertising According to many advertising brochures from assisted reproduction clinics, women who attend them have...

Rights of aborted foetal remains. Recognised by different countries

Fetal remains  can not be treated as clinical waste Texas will bury or cremate aborted children. From 19 December 2016, abortion clinics can no...