New artificial species. Could they affect biodiversity?

An article was recently published in the blog Practical Ethics, defending the use of synthetic biology and gene editing to obtain new organisms...

First case of deceased donor uterine transplantation. It is a relevant medical and social issue

Being able to resolve the reproductive problems suffered by women who have no uterus – whether due to an organic cause or functional abnormality...

Recent findings. Children conceived through assisted reproduction, now adolescents, have more medical problems

These recent findings should be taken into consideration when making an ethical assessment of assisted reproduction. An issue that often arises...

UK government has appointed ‘guardian’, to represent Charlie Gard in Court, an euthanasia activist

Charlie Gard’s parents angry that baby’s lawyer is head of charity that backs assisted dying  Charlie Gard’s parents have...

CHARLIE GARD: 37 European deputies stand against the European Court of Human Rights decision

In an open letter, 37 Eurodeputies support Charlie Gard and his parents and demand the respect of the right to live (see original letter signed...

The amazing finding of senescent cells in embryos. Until now, these cells had been found only in aging tissue

The discovery raises the possibility that the start and end of life are intimately connected The process by which cells cease multiplying is...

Cristiano Ronaldo was born thanks to a conscientious objector

Without the doctor’s reticence and attempts to discourage his mother from aborting. Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro,...

Medical errors is now the third cause of death in the United States

“Researchers: Medical errors now third leading cause of death in United States” (Washington Post, jun. 3 2016) A problem that fully...

Human overpopulation of the earth myth

Is our planet really overpopulated? The problem of human overpopulation of the Earth is often raised in different social settings and especially...

Neonates Resuscitation with serious medical disorders. Remarkable medical and ethical issue

A bioethics problem that often presents is knowing who should make the decision regarding resuscitation of neonates with serious medical...

Review of the last advances in the producing of a functional intestine

A new step has been done to grow something therapeutically useful intestine in the long run (see the last article we published HERE). When it...

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...

European Parliament document announced, as one of its priority, defend women right to abortion

The European Parliament recently announced its “priorities” for its next Commission on the Status of Women are “universal...

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...
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Germline gene editing could soon reach the USA. What about the globally agreement that it should be prohibited?

“We’re very disappointed with the report. It’s really a pretty dramatic shift from the existing and widespread agreement...

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...

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...