SPECIAL REPORTS

Current and verified emerging technologies information is necessary in order to be aware of any bioethical problems that may arise

The 10 most promising emerging technologies of today. Current and verified information is necessary

Manuel Zunin 20 May 2020

There are so many scientific advances taking place, some with objective bioethical implications, that it is very challenging—if not impossible—to have adequate knowledge of all of them and to follow their evolution. We, therefore, find the Report published in Scientific American in its December 2019

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gender dysphoria current treatment
Global Covid-19 testing priority is urgently called by scientists and bioethicist in the United States founded in the latest findings

NEWS

COVID-19 pandemic worldwide – A developing story that will be weekly updated

"After the biggest single-day increase in cases worldwide so far in the pandemic, the number of confirmed infections is close to 5 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The true number is likely to be significantly higher, due to differing testing rates, delays and

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coronavirus nursing home mortality
HIV-positive cured
brain tissue donation

LAST BRIEF NEWS

Heart development in fetus is an important line of research both to prevent heart desease and confirm the biological status of human embyo
The heart of the human fetus could starts beating earlier than previously thought
14 May 2020

An experimental study in mice has found that the heart is formed in the fetus earlier than previously believed since it is thought that in

Many genetic diseases that would have to be analyzed have very low prevalence It seems a somewhat utopian project
Dating app for couples created using genetic information. Some technical and ethical issues to be resolved
24 April 2020

Our Observatory has published many articles on the undoubted benefits of genetic information and the eventual risks of a wrong application of this information (read

Although ther are reservations regarding the transfer of the experiments in humans.Monkey embryos development has been studied
Study of monkey embryos development could give clues to understand human embryos after implantation
25 February 2020

On 15 November last year, an article was published in the prestigious journal Science, which assessed the development of monkey embryos after their implantation in

74,000 people have died in England waiting for social care
21 February 2020

The increased life expectancy of the population is also associated with an increase in morbidity. this demographic trend is a great challenge for the health

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.