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, human embryo-like organoids in experiments

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...

Russian scientist is waiting for the approval of the government to produce babies with a modified genome

Denis Rebrikov, a Russian molecular biologist, has made public his intention to modify the genome of human embryos and then implant them in women...

Specially designed computer software discovers “hidden consciousness” in coma patients

Some patients that become unresponsive following a significant brain injury retain a degree of ‘hidden consciousness’ and are more likely to make...

Blood test highly accurate. It could identify Alzheimer’s 20 years before symptoms arise

“Ongoing research is changing the outlook on Alzheimer’s from hopeless to hopeful” Up to two decades before people develop the...

The Court of Arbitration in Sports puts an end to the participation of athlete with hyperandrogenism

Is it alone a matter of medication? The controversy is open Another social and ethical problem has arisen as a result of transsexuality, by...

With the aim to find a new sources of organs for transplantation, Japan approves the first human-animal embryo experiments. Positive and negative apects

Scientist Hiromitsu Nakauchi is the first researcher in Japan to receive permission from the government to create animal embryos that contain...

News about HPV confirm that universal child vaccination is needed

HPV vaccination need appears to be a incontrovertible medical and ethical issue The issue of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination gives rise...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) bursts into the field of global health

There is no doubt that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be very helpful in the field of biomedicine. On 1 April 2019, “The Artificial...

United States has the highest drug overdose mortality rates. The study points to the potential for drug overdose mortality to increase in others Western countries

A recent study piblished in Science Daily (February 21, 2019)  found that drug overdose death rates in the United States are 3.5 times higher on...

Promising experiment with CRISPR. It corrects a lung disease in mouse fetuses but this research still has certain limitations

One step forward in the possibility of applying CRISPR in utero to correct diseases The CRISPR gene editing tool has been applied in utero in...

New possibilities increase the identification of fetal chromosomal anomalies

New possibilities open up in the study of the fetal genome In a recent Editorial in The Lancet, the author discusses an article published in the...

Our bioethics statement on Trump’s cuts on research with aborted fetal tissues

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has taken a new step in the fight against abortion, announcing the end of research with tissues...

A short review of negative and positive effects of Trump’s restrictions on fetal tissue research

As we published recently (read HERE), the American Administration has placed restrictions on research using fetal tissue, giving rise to a fierce...

Venezuela’s regional healthcare emergency. Humanitarian approach

A recent article published in The Lancet makes a succinct summary of the effect of the crisis on public health, which has been difficult to...

The discovery of the restoration of brain circulation hours post-mortem could change current paradigms of death criteria

A recent article published in Nature (volume 568, pages336–343 (2019) appears to have a great impact on the current criteria of death that could...

Child vaccination skepticism . Should vaccination be imposed by law or rebuilding trust between doctors-patients and healthcare institutions?

The debate surrounding the ethical obligation of universal child vaccination is sustained. Recently, an Italian child was banned from entering an...

Vicent Lambert case. His parents denounce the removal of basic nourishment is ‘murder’ but they had lost the battle

A new ruling of the French Court of cassation ruled that the hospital in Reims, northeastern France, could, now, stop feeding and hydration that...

Baby born to mother brain dead for three months reignited the brain death criteria debate

Talented canoeist Catarina Sequeira, 26, had been declared brain dead (read our reports of brain death controversy) after she suffered an acute...