NEWS and VIEWS

The scientist who created the first genetically modified babies wants to go back to research

Bioethics Observatory 01 February 2023

He Jiankui spent three years in prison for flouting the most basic medical and ethical regulations by creating the first babies born after being genetically edited to be immune to HIV. In 2018, the researcher edited the genome of several human embryos because he wanted

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SPECIAL REPORTS

The slippery slope of euthanasia in Canada

Bioethics Observatory 31 January 2023

Governments that promote euthanasia do so with the utmost commitment to preserve respect for the freedom and autonomy of their citizens and with the sole intention of providing solutions to a life of “suffering due to an incurable disease or condition that the person experiences

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BRIEF NEWS

FIAMC opposes the appointment of Mariana Mazzucato to the Pontifical Academy for Life
03 November 2022

The World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC) has opposed the appointment of the economist Mariana Mazzucato as a member of the Pontifical Academy for

New electronic book on bioethics for young people
26 July 2022

The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation and the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life have launched a free e-book “Keys to Bioethics”, which makes the contents

The state of Oklahoma passes a bill banning abortion
13 April 2022

The Oklahoma House of Representatives has given its final approval to a bill that almost totally bans abortion, so those who carry out this procedure

Is it ethical to give the result of a biopsy through an app?
30 March 2022

The development of new tools in medicine thanks to technology has also produced that their indiscriminate use can cause the relationship between doctor and patient

ABOUT US

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.

 

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