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The conflict of vaccination mandates that should be accorded to people who refuse to be vaccinated is a topic of bioethical debate. In previous posts, we analyzed the reasons that support vaccination, from the recognition of available scientific evidence and respect for the bioethical principlescontinue reading
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has asked the European Parliament in Strasbourg that abortion and environmental protection be explicitly incorporated (EU) in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. “I want us to consolidate our values as Europeans, which are our unity,continue reading
For the first time, a bilateral kidney xenotransplantation (pig-to-human kidney transplant) performed in a brain-dead person is detailed in a scientific journal. The surgical team
A recent referendum passed by the majority a motion that would allow women to voluntarily terminate their pregnancy within 12 weeks of gestation. After the
Good news for people affected by this chronic disease. A new avenue to find autism therapeutic treatment Not long ago, a treatment for autism spectrum
Same-sex couples are raised to the status of a constituted family. Marriage and family undermined The Swiss parliament and the federal council of government approved
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.