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China’s communist party rulers against abortions for “non-medical purposes”. A rule more radical than Texas Heartbeat Act
The Chinese government has not managed to reverse the deep demographic crisis in that country. Both the practice of selective abortions, in case the baby was a girl, and the one-child policy for so many years, have aged the population and created an abysmal differencecontinue reading
Macron's legal and bioethics reform an advance or a setback? A new law recently passed in France allows lesbians and single women to access in vitro fertilization treatment, specifying that both the biological mother and her lesbian partner will be recognized as mothers on thecontinue reading
San Marino has been an abortion-free state with no exceptions. Its population has shown, until now, its rejection of the termination of pregnancy. A recent
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Switzerland: Same-sex couples raised to the status of a constituted family allowing lesbian access to assisted reproduction
The Swiss parliament and the federal council of government approved the measure "Marriage for all", equating homosexual unions with established families. Switzerland had already authorized
Experiments with ex vivo brain cells grown in lab for more than a year, mirror changes in a newborn’s brain
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
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.