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Case of embryos and eggs destroyed in fertility clinic tank failure. California court verdict awarded $15 million
A recent article in The Washington Post (June 12, 2021) reports that after 3 years of litigation, a jury in California awarded $15 million in damages to five of the patients who lost embryos and eggs in an accident in Pacific Fertility Centre in Sancontinue reading
"The legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide could be the beginning of a "slippery slope" that facilitates euthanasia practices, not only in terminal patients." In countries where euthanasia and assisted suicide have been legalized certain — usually stringent —, conditions are required so that thesecontinue reading
HIV infections dropped 73% in the United States in the last 40 years. In this scenario, the increase in the homosexual collective is of great concerns
Is the current HIV prevention campaign up-to-date? An article published in the American journal Washington Post (June 12, 2021) entitled The Big Number: HIV infections
On 25 February, a report was published in the BMJ confirming a study already published in the NEJM, and on which we wrote a comprehensive
Boys born with low birth weight (ELBW) age faster than their peers Babies born with extremely low weight (ELBW) are in the increase. The current
Texas lawmakers approve ban on abortion as early as 6 weeks allowing anyone the right to sue a provider
Legislation banning abortion — so-called heartbeat laws — are a distinctive feature of some American states. Now, new initiatives to prohibit abortion and penalize those
The Catholic University of Valencia was founded on 8th of December 2003, the “youngest” of the Spanish Catholic universities. On 20th September 2006, the Institute of Life Sciences was constituted within the University itself, and within it, the Bioethics Observatory.
The Observatory has a website in Spanish that was created on Decembre 2007 (see HERE), and we are now starting a new chapter with our website in English, given the importance of this language in the field of bioethical research.
Our website includes “Special reports”, based on the latest biomedical and biotechnological research findings from the world’s top medical and scientific journals, such as the biological and anthropological status of the human embryo, matters regarding the end of life, especially euthanasia, assisted suicide and palliative care, and also some of the issues that are currently giving rise to major debates, including: assisted reproduction, surrogacy, use of contraceptives and the morning-after pill, transsexuality, genome editing, synthetic biology, production of human-animal chimeras for medical purposes and transhumanism.
Special Reports includes extensive reference material on these topics, which is constantly updated as new information becomes available. It is also a dynamic means of communication with our readers to reflect on these issues.