Freezing embryos and FIV: an ethical approach

Added ethical difficulty, the damage inflicted on the embryo, which will be subjected to various freezing/thawing processes, resulting in many of...

Mitochondrial surprises

The hereditary diseases that scientists are attempting to sidestep can remain According to the endosymbiotic hypothesis, around 1500 million...

Human embryo. His moral status according to Michael Sandel

THE STATUS OF THE HUMAN EMBRYO ACCORDING TO MICHAEL SANDEL Justo Aznar*, Vicente Bellver**, Gloria Casanova and Mª José Torres   Abstract:...
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Stem cells and the production of organoids at the forefront of biomedical science

There are topics in which biomedical interest merges with ethical interest. One of these is undoubtedly the subject of stem cells wich appears to...

What is the current clinical usefulness of stem cell treatments, embryonic and iPS cells?

Human adult stem cells (iPS) have been found to be the most clinically useful human cells for therapeutic purposes Pluripotent cells (iPS) are...

Comprehensive and thorough study of the relationship between attendance at religious services and reduction in mortality

The authors concluded consider that religiousness and spirituality are undervalued in relation to morbidity and mortality, so physicians should...

Human gene editing controversy. Summit concludes with divergent opinions

Despite differences, nearly everyone at the meeting agreed that efforts to use gene editing after birth to correct defects in non-reproductive...

Human embryos manipulation for possible biomedical uses is permitted. Ethical assessment

It is often said that in scientific research, anything that can be done, will be done, regardless of its ethical connotations. This is what seems...

Family life is what makes us happiest according to Harvard

Who is right about the benefits or harms of family life : Harvard University or the Catalan MP? Recently, several media have reported statements...

Has the morning after pill mechanism only an anticonceptive effect

Why is the morning after pill mechanism often silenced? Teenage pregnancy is a significant public health issue.(1) Worldwide, some 15 million...

Bioethical debates. Contributions of religion in the field of research and biomedical practice

As a general rule, bioethical debates deal with the questions raised by scientific-technical breakthroughs in the field of research and...

Has been proposed the use of organs from babies born with lethal malformation for transplants. An ethical approach

The British National Health Service is encouraging pregnant women whose unborn child has some sort of lethal malformation to continue their...

Who decides what to do when a foetal abnormality is diagnosed; surrogate mother or contracting parents?

The “professional model” defends the right of the surrogate mother to decide whether or not she wishes to have an abortion As we know, surrogacy...

Latest discovery helps to understand the amazing fertilisation process

The knowledge of the chemical structures that govern the processes associated with fertility — more specifically with the fertilisation process —...

Homosexuality gene: does it really exist?

The association of homosexuality with a genetic alteration is not scientifically confirmed  Is homosexuality associated with a genetic alteration...

Producing human organs in animal chimeras raises objective medical and ethical problems

The major medical and social problems in organ transplantation owing to the increasing shortage of donor organs is well known. Solutions must...

Spinal cord regeneration – a step forward

Spinal cord regeneration. There is a casuistry in each patient who suffers a spinal cord injury, because a combined therapy that is successful in...

Face transplant in an American firefighter. Ethical assessment and a brief historical review

By far the most extensive performed successfully Patrick Hardison is a 41-year-old former American firefighter who suffered facial burns while...

Ethical assessment of mitochondrial replacement to prevent transmission of hereditary diseases

Are there any ethical differences to consider between the two existing mitochondrial replacement techniques? A recent article in Bioethics...

Discerning medically assisted reproduction. Key concepts of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church

Author: D. Ignacio Carrasco de Paula,Bishop   of   Tapso was President of the Pontifical Academy for Life  e-mail: carrasco@pusc.it Is it morally...