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Woman with sickle cell disease cured with CRISPR gene editing
A woman with sickle cell anemia has been cured of this genetic disease through a therapy based on the CRISPR gene editing tool, as explained in a speech at the III International Summit on Human Genome Editing, held in London between 6th and 8th ofcontinue reading
Genes are not the only way to pass down traits from generation to generation
From the color of our eyes to our odds of developing cancer, we are all shaped by the genetic legacy of our ancestors. But a new study in mice provides the clearest evidence yet that acquired traits can be passed down from one generation tocontinue reading
FIAMC opposes the appointment of Mariana Mazzucato to the Pontifical Academy for Life
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
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
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?
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
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.