Genome editing CRISPR-Cas9 technique. Biomedical, ecological and ethical considerations

The real possibility of using this technique for genetic modification of the human germ line, which could have serious and unpredictable...

Genetic selection of embryos: a technique that is clearly eugenic

Just 35 years ago, the world witnessed the birth of Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby. At the beginning of this month, just a few days...
Posted On 17 Jan 2016
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Human embryo and its mother. Their dialogue extends to the genomic area

A key issue in the Masters in Bioethics taught at our Catholic University is the “biological status of the human embryo”, because...

Gender ideology. Can it continue to be sustained scientifically?

Gender ideology essentially holds that gender is constructed, not determined genetically at birth. It considers that it is the environment,...

Could self-driving cars with no human intervention raise ethical difficulties?

According to the New York Times (15 May 2015), Google is experimenting with a fleet of 100 electric self-driving cars that are designed to drive...

Genetic enhancement of unborn children. Is it ethically acceptable?

Using techniques aimed at “improving” the human being, so-called genetic enhancement raises objective ethical problems. This has now...

Ectopic pregnancy risk. Can it be reduced without ethical problems ?

Ectopic pregnancy is a potential complication of assisted reproduction techniques. The question that arises is, can anything be done to prevent...

Designer babies. Searching for the perfect child

Designer children. In our opinion, these technologies encourage children to be considered as a product that can be selected or rejected. We,...

Human cloning for reproductive and therapeutic purpose. Ethical aspects.

Human somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) or human cloning  for reproductive and therapeutic purposes and oocyte use have objective ethical...

Has gender ideology been checkmated?

Past summer, “Gender Ideology” was dealt a devastating blow, oddly enough in the countries that pioneered this theory, when the...

Early embryonic development – He who will be a man is already one

When we listen to statements on early embryo development such as how a human embryo is not a human being, or that it is only a cluster of cells,...

Parthenogenesis. A new possibility for regenerative medicine and a new bioethical dilemma

Parthenogenesis have allowed pluripotent stem cells to be obtained from oocytes (eggs) which have been stimulated to divide without having been...

Children with two genetic mothers and a genetic father from a personalist bioethics perspective

Two genetic mothers practice can genetically modify the germline and cause problems in offspring, by being genetically linked three people: two...
Posted On 08 May 2015
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Birth control and alarmist demographics predictions

Could alarmist demographic predictions, explain hard birth control measures, especially in developing countries? It is generally agreed that it...

Infertility treatments or an attempt to delay having children?

Suppsosed suuport for infertility tratements featured by Apple and Facebook  is really an interest in employers “care for loved ones and...

Uterus transplant, birth of the first child. Ethical approach

Last 5th October, the birth of the first child born to a woman who had received a uterus transplant was published in medical journal The Lancet...

Do genes influence man’s liberty?

Debate is still raging in a philosophical-legal-scientific field, although it was back in 2009 that an Italian court reduced a murderer’s...

Human embryo. Which biological entity is requiered?

Defining which biological entity can be considered a human embryo is an outstanding bioethical issue, since it can be manipulated depending  on...
Posted On 09 Feb 2015
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Is progress being made towards the creation of artificial life?

Recent press reports have highlighted what appears to be a major advance towards the creation of artificial life, when they reported the total...

Is it morally licit to use cell lines obtained from currently stored embryonic stem cells?

One of our colleagues, a doctor in Molecular Biology who is currently conducting post-doctoral research in the United States, mentioned to us...