Latest global abortion figures suggest measures to prevent them and make known their true meaning

Knowing the incidence of abortion in different parts of the world is important in order to promote measures to prevent it. In a recent article by...

Older women pregnancy by assisted reproduction techniques, medical and ethical approach

Advanced reproductive age is a risk factor for women’s fertility, pregnancy loss, foetal abnormalities, stillbirth and obstetric...

Cell therapy clinics questioned. Technical and ethical aptitude of clincs in North America

Today in the United States there are 350 cell therapy centres offering stem cell-based treatments for autism, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis...

Rules for regulating genome editing – particularly gene drive

The dynamic field of research into gene editing provides an opportunity to rewrite the rules of science, says Kevin Esvelt. The emergence of...

World’s first face transplant recipient dies. Time to reconsider the ethics of this practice

It seems that in the light of what happened to Isabelle Dinoire, it might be time to reconsider the ethical aspects of facial transplantation....

Cloned animals. Confirmation that cloned sheep can live a long healthy life

After the cloning of Dolly the sheep (the first cloned sheep) 20 years ago this July, the possibility of using this technique to obtain animals...

Assisted suicide law in different countries

Assisted suicide, which essentially consists of a physician providing the means for a patient to end their own life, is legal in four American...

Assisted suicide in children defended by UNICEF before the Canadian Senate

The Canadian government has legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide. The new legislation approved by Trudeau’s government does not, in...

Review of assisted reproduction techniques worldwide

The efficacy of assisted reproduction worldwide techniques  has scarcely varied in recent years The situation of assisted reproduction in the...

Mitochondrial replacement. New findings on mitochondrial DNA call into question further advances

This study shows that the mtDNA variant in the individual has a great effect on its interaction with the nuclear DNA. This finding is contrary to...

The UK HIV infection figures remain high despite recent falling in mortality rates

The incidence of HIV infection fell between 1990 and 2013. In 1990, around two million people were infected; in 1997, 2.8 million; and in 2013,...

Potential application of organoids that mimic different organs

In 2011, almost incidentally, Madeline Lancaster of the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna managed to produce primitive retina cells...

Is it ethically admissible that more than half of HIV-positive patients do not have access to treatment?

‘The incidence of HIV infection has not fallen, making treatments accessible is a pressing public health measure’ As reported in...

Organ transplant in AIDS patients

Organ transpalnt and renal failure. It is known that anti-retroviral treatments are allowing AIDS patients to become long-term chronically-ill...

Teenage pregnancy from 10 to 14 year olds in USA

Teenage pregnancy rates remain high in the United States, with 3108 pregnancies among adolescents aged between 10 and 14 years in 2013. Extensive...

Underage marriage girls legalized in Iraq

Underage marriage is legalized by the first time. The government of Baghdad has presented a bill on the family in their parliament is among other...

Governments ban gay men blood donation with nuances

Restrictions in different countries European law The European Court of Justice ruled that EU governments may ban gay men from ever donating...

Sexually transmitted infections increase among homosexuals in England. Alarming statistics

A report from Public Health England on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for the year 2014, published on 23 June 2015, has revealed very...

Experimental production of funcional spermatozoa in mice

“Could this technique also be performed in humans to treat infertility problems without ethical problems?” A major step has been...

Death penalty drugs. Now Pfizer refuses to provide drugs for capital punishment in the United States

A few days ago, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced a ban on the use of their drugs for capital punishment in the United States. This decision...