Embryos with two mothers and one father

The major ethical difficulties entailed  should not be forgotten, since in addition to those of human cloning, it would have those derived from...
Posted On 02 Jul 2014
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Has the economic crisis affected the rate of suicide?

In an interesting article published in the British Medical Journal (2013; 347: f5239 doi:10.1136/bmj. F5239. Published 17-9-2013) the impact of...
Posted On 01 Apr 2014
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The use of oral contraceptives increases the risk of venous thrombosis

Each day more data emerges which shows that oral contraception increases the risk of venous thrombosis in women who use these drugs. Now a...
Posted On 31 Mar 2014
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Those on death row left without drug used in lethal injections

In the United States, the death penalty is applied using lethal injection, the electric chair, firing squad, hanging, and gas chamber, but in the...
Posted On 31 Mar 2014
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American Supreme Court bans patents for human genes

On 13th June, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled that human genes could not be patented, either in their natural form, or...
Posted On 06 Mar 2014
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Is it ethical to universally administer the human papilloma virus vaccine to adolescents?

Universal human papilloma vaccination in adolescents has given rise to a major bioethical controversy. On the one hand, this practice may have...
Posted On 05 Mar 2014
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Opposition to abortion grows more in the Southern and Mid-Western United States

40% of Americans think that abortion should be declared illegal. Nevertheless, significant differences have been noted from state to state. The...
Posted On 05 Mar 2014
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“In Vitro Activation”: a new technique for the formation of eggs in women suffering from infertility

Scientists from Stanford University (USA) and the St. Marianna University School of Medicine in Kawasaki (Japan) have helped a woman suffering...
Posted On 05 Mar 2014
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Significant step forward in the use of iPS cells in human clinical applications

As our readers are well aware, in 2006 Jun Takahashi and Shinya Yamanaka perfected a technique known as cellular reprogramming, which produces...
Posted On 05 Mar 2014
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Human-pig hybrids used to grow body tissue

A news item published recently describes a scientific experiment which may permit human organs to be cultivated in live animals in the coming...
Posted On 26 Feb 2014
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“In vitro activation”, a new technique which produces eggs in infertile women

Scientists at Stanford University (USA) and the St. Marianna University School of Medicine in Kawasaki (Japan) have produced eggs in a young...
Posted On 25 Feb 2014
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Assisted Suicide

A common debate in the field of end-of-life medicine is that dealing with the ethics of assisted suicide. This debate was once again opened in...
Posted On 30 Dec 2013
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Cryopreservated Embryos is continuously increasing

Numerous medical and ethical issues arise regarding the subject of freezing of embryos leftover after a cycle of in vitro fertilisation. There...
Posted On 28 Dec 2013
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Non-invasive techniques to determine the genetic structure of embryos

Preimplantational genetic diagnosis is a widely used technique, employed in the selection of embryos that are free of a heredity or genetic...
Posted On 17 Nov 2013
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Formation of liver tissue from iPS cells

In an article recently published in Nature (http: //dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12271, 2013), a Japanese team of researchers described how they were...
Posted On 17 Nov 2013
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DNA is not the only factor that influences personality of genetically identical gametes

Further evidence has been found which shows that the environment and life experiences, and not only DNA, can contribute to the development of the...
Posted On 17 Nov 2013
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After birth abortion

A recent article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics 1, of the British Medical Journal Group, by two little-known Italian philosophers...
Posted On 31 Oct 2013
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Can AIDS be beaten in the next generation?

Since the first cases were discovered in California in 1981, an entire generation has lived under the malevolent shadow of this terrible...
Posted On 15 Sep 2013
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French doctors call for restrictions in the use of third and fourth generation contraceptives.

In France, there is growing opinion that the prescription of third and fourth generation contraceptives should be stopped, as it is becoming...
Posted On 13 Jun 2013
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Neurological disorders in preterm children.

One major ethical issue is to determine whether babies born very prematurely should be kept alive using life support techniques when there is a...
Posted On 13 Jun 2013
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