CRISPR/Cas9 for the treatment of haemophilia and other hereditary diseases is being investigated

CRISPR/Cas9 a genetic practise The use of CRISPR/Cas9 , to which we have often referred in Bioethics News (see HERE), in reference to the fact...

HIV infection. Home self-test kits avaliable by post

In April 2015, the over-the-counter sale of HIV infection self-testing kits was approved in the United Kingdom. This measure has fostered certain...

Male infertility. Can the new technique resolve it without ethical problems?

Male infertility is often the cause of sterility in a couple. In these circumstances, it may be due to poor sperm maturation. There is now a...

iPS cells derived from HIV-resistant individuals for the treatment of HIV infection

New technique: It involves iPS cells from HIV-resistant individuals for the treatment of people infected  Some people have a mutation in their...

Delaying motherhood is giving problems for both mothers and their children.

Delaying motherhood is known to cause problems for both mothers and their children. Now, we have further details on this topic. In an article...

Chemotherapy in pregnant women would not affect the foetus

An analysis of the situation of pregnancies that occur during oncology treatments has been one of the points that has aroused most interest among...

After a long and costly legal process conscientious objection ethics of companies is legalized in USA

Conscientious objection ethics of family companies to the “contraceptive mandate.” The United States Supreme Court decided, by a...

HIV resistant people, the clue for a new treatment?

HIV resistant people and new  possibilities to treatment Even when HIV patients are properly treated, a virus reservoir always persists in their...

Twin pregnancies, wich have more incidence in IVF, increase obstetric problems

Unquestionable risks of twin pregnancies It is recognised that multiple pregnancies increase the risk of obstetric and perinatal problems. In...

When the female Viagra, Flibanserin. was authorised ina controversial decision by the FDA

Female Viagra.”Hypoactive sexual desire disorder” to which the indication for the new drug refers, is very controversial”. On...
Posted On 13 Jan 2016
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Low fertility rate in Spain

Last fertility rate: the number of children per woman of reproductive age in Spain has fallen from 3.01 in 1964 to 1.32 in 2012. These rates per...

Suicide one of the leading preventable death in Spain

It is the leading cause of death among men aged 25-34 years old  Around ten suicides occur daily in Spain. For every death, there are between 10...

AIDS, efficacy of antiretroviral treatments

AIDS: Between 1995 and 2012, antiretroviral treatments prevented 5.4 million deaths due to AIDS in under- and moderately developed countries, and...

A Chinese metha analysis showed relationship between induced abortion and breast cancer confirmed

A significant relationship between induced abortions and the risk of breast cancer. A meta-analysis (Cancer Causes and Control,...
Posted On 03 May 2014
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iPS cells : have them the same characteristics of embryonic stem cells?

A concern raised some time ago is to determine whether the iPS cells produced from adult somatic cells have the specific characteristics of...