NEWS and VIEWS

SARS-CoV-2 origin remains unknown

Initiative to investigate the origin of Sars-CoV-2 without China collaboration when its government deny collaboration with new investigations

Last month, on June 18, we published an article about the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 had leaked from the Wuhan laboratory in China. Although this hypothesis had initially been excluded, new scientific evidence revealed that further investigation is needed in order to rule out whether the

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No matter where you’re traveling, following coronavirus precautions is the ethical thing to do."
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marijuana uncontrollable crisis

SPECIAL REPORTS

Kill by euthanasia

Right to kill, right to be killed: a moral pandemic threatens Europe

Last month we witnessed two sad events. On the same day, the feast of St. John the Baptist, the Spanish Parliament passed the law on euthanasia and the European Parliament adopted the “Matić Report”, which redefines abortion as “essential medical care”, recognizing it as a right and presenting

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Eurodeputies stand against European Court of Human Rights, 37 of them public support Charlie Gard and his parents demanding respect of the right to live
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BRIEF NEWS

trans women in elite sport
Tokio olympics games 2021 has refueled the controversy of trans women playing in women teams
30 June 2021

The preparations to compete in the next Olympic Games in Tokyo have reignited the debate on the inclusion of trans women (biologically male) in the

Brain cell clusters grown in laboratory by an year
Experiments with ex vivo brain cells grown in lab for more than a year, mirror changes in a newborn’s brain
22 June 2021

Brain organoids finding, a step to treat hereditary diseases The neuroscience project to study the human brain has a unique status in biomedical research. Two

Homosexual collective HIV incidence increases
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
16 June 2021

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

COVID-19 vacinnated pepople
The Pfizer vaccine reduce the capacity to infect other people by 92%
14 June 2021

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

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.