Ethical questions about mitochondrial replacement in humans. Three-parent baby technique

We thus consider it necessary to establish a moratorium on their use in humans, at least until more is known about these aspects. If this...

Transhumanism: the abolition of man?

Transhumanist goal intends to free human beings from their human condition with technological support What is transhumanism? What is the meaning...

Genetic engineering of human embryos to treat diseases. An unprejudiced reflection

In the last five years, many laboratories worldwide have employed the genetic engineering technique known as CRISPR/Cas9, in the hope that it...

New advances and challenges in the production of human-animal chimeras

They had overcome the obstacle of using human embryonic stem cells, but that even so, a ethical difficulty remained with the producing organs...

Is the human embryo a living being of our species?

Few doubts that determining whether the preimplantation human embryo is a living being of our species is one of, if not the most, fundamental...

Gender identity disorders. Current scientific evidence

Introduction Management of so-called “gender incongruence, cross-gender behaviour, non-normative gender behaviour, gender dysphoria or...

Human infertility. Microsurgery for the treatment of tubal obstruction. Ethical and medical aspects

‘Reconstructive microsurgery could be important in the treatment of infertility’ One topic discussed in relation to the treatment of...

Ethical debates sparked by recent biomedical breakthroughs

 The urgent need to incorporate ethics into biomedical research Many of the problems presented by science during the course of its normal...

Gene editing today. All we have to know about it and our bioethical assessment

Few scientific breakthroughs have been as important as the discovery of the CRISPR/Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic...

Human cryopreservation. Technique and ethical and moral assessment

There may be an insurmountable difficulty in relation to the revival of the cryopreserved cadaver Cryopreservation consists of preserving human...

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Does it improve the effectiveness of IVF?

PGD reduces the live birth rates when used with IVF. It entails undeniable manipulation of embryos, which if avoided is ethically favourable....

Queer theory : An anthropological revolution

Introduction The “bearded lady” has just won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. The person concerned is a fictional character called Conchita...

Ethical reflection on the latest biomedical experiments by Juan Carlos Izpisua and his group

Over the last few days, some of the biomedical experiments conducted by Juan Carlos Izpisua and his group — in which researchers from several...

Withdrawing life support in patients in permament vegetative state. Is it ethical?

One major ethical issue is to determine whether artificial nutrition and hydration should be withdrawn from patients in a permanent vegetative...

Causes of transsexualism. Is there a transsexuality gene?

Definition of transsexuality According to the most recent psychiatric medical criteria, transsexuality can be defined as a disorder of sexual...

Regenerative medicine. A review of current findings from an ethical perspective

The field of action of regenerative medicine (RM) is growing daily. Indeed, we only have to look at the economic figures that it moves, with an...

Xenobiology and environment

Synthetic biology and xenobiology could be great tools for improving the environment, but there must be a balance in which the pursuit of...

Transsexuality diagnosis and treatment. Medical and psychiatric findings

‘The only thing that has been achieved so far is to try to adapt the body to the mind, instead of trying to alleviate the cerebral...

Human life biological beginning

Fertilisation is the dynamic and temporal process by which an individual is formed from materials supplied by its parents. Fertilisation is a...

Uterus transplant. Medical and ethical reflection

We must reflect on the uterus transplantation ethical problems that may accompany it, in relation to both the donor as well as the recipient and...