NEWS and VIEWS

Twins born from embryos frozen 30 years ago

Bioethics Observatory 30 November 2022

According to the US National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC), they are the oldest frozen embryos ever to result in a live birth. Some media reported the birth three weeks earlier of twins who were conceived thirty years ago and whose embryos had remained frozen since

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SPECIAL REPORTS

Results of gender transition treatments: reassuring or disturbing?

Bioethics Observatory 01 December 2022

On October 21, 2022, the scientific journal The Lancet published an article regarding the research carried out by Dutch researchers. It analyzed the progression in gender transition treatments in those who were administered puberty-blocking drugs in adolescence. The study, in which more than 700 minors

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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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