Violation of privacy of personal medical data of millions of American patients

“No warning having been given to patients or doctors.” A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (November 13, 2019), entitled...

China approves the first Alzheimer’s drug, giving rise to a debate among experts

According to a news article published by Reuters – Medicine (see HERE), “China is fast-tracking approval for innovative drugs at home in a bid to...

STD “silent epidemic” also becomes an important factor in the spread of mouth cancer

We reported the increase of STD in western countries that reached their historical peak and continue to grow – STD silent epidemic....

Genetic data privacy in U.S. questioned. Bioethical approach

Human gene sequencing is being used in medicine, and is also being commercialized on a large scale. Additionally, the ongoing Human Genome...

A review of recent increasing data on worldwide suicide. Dramatic rise among adolescents

A report published by the World Health Organization – WHO dated in September gives a worldwide overview of suicide “epidemic”. ...

“How Gay Are You?” app has been criticized for being “misleading and irresponsible”

In September this year, our Observatory published a special report: A review of the relationship between same-sex attraction and genetics. The...

CRISPR used to obtain single-sex offspring in mice

Israeli researchers have used the CRISPR gene-editing tool – read our special report on the issue – to obtain single-sex offspring in...

Syphilis epidemic in Europe. The epidemic that have characterized the dark ages has reappeared.

Syphilis cases have skyrocketed in Europe, are more common in some countries than new cases of HIV infection, according to a report from the...

A possible clinical therapy to treat extremely preterm babies has successfully experimented in ovine fetuses

Prenatal medicine in extremely preterm infants raises important medical and ethical dilemmas. Among the former, possibly the most important is to...

Massive demonstration in Paris against state-funded IVF draft law for lesbian couples.

The debate of the right of same sex couples IVF access reaches its zenith. The marchers weaved from the Luxembourg Garden to the Montparnasse...

China. One step forward the regulation of gene editing in humans

After the birth in China of the first genetically modified humans the result of unregulated experiments, the country has recently introduced a...

CRISPR human experiments. New global registry is proposed and a moratorium in reproductive germline editing

There’s an “urgent need” to create a transparent global registry that would list all experiments related to human genome editing, an expert...

Role of the fetal immune system in preterm labor. Upends conventional thinking about immune development

A very interesting article published in EurekAlert! discusses this highly relevant issue. “Preterm labor, a common pregnancy complication, has...

Scientists with 3D – bioink technique print a cornea that mimic human ones. Great hope to patients waiting for cornea donation

Science Daily published an article with the title, 3D printed artificial corneas similar to human ones, we extract the following text,...

“Saybie” is the smallest of the small healthy preterm baby born. A new paradigm is needed for premature babies

Five months ago, little Saybie was born. She weighed 245 grams. Not even a quarter of a kilo. She measured 23 cm from head to toe. Her life...

More than 47% of people who will die by 2060 will do so without adequate palliative care

Why palliative care universal access should be defended? Palliative care universal access for all A report from King’s College in London,...

The UK has achieved the goals on the fight against the HIV epidemic. For this reason, London convened an international cities meeting to join forces

Last November, an article,  in British newspaper The Telegraph, announced that the UK had met UN targets on the diagnosis, treatment and...

Washington State is the first to legalize human composting as an alternative to a traditional burial or cremation

Cremation, burial or compost. In the state of Washington in the United States, it is already possible to choose between these three options upon...

International discussion has been proposed about ethical use of embryoids

An article published in Nature, signed by notable personalities in the area of bioethics, discusses the ethical implications of embryoids...

Human–animal hybrid advisability. Human brain gene introduced into monkeys that seems to increase their intelligence

“Genetic changes should not be introduced in higher animals, as this raises bioethical uncertainties.” Chinese scientists have...