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There is no doubt that embryo freezing and storage have objective ethical drawbacks, which we have evaluated in-depth in a special report (see HERE). Recent news gives the possibility of extending its storage from 10 to 50 years, which seems to make this situation morecontinue reading
Excess mortality has been observed not directly attributable to SARS-CoV-2 virus infection. Are more patients on the transplant waiting list during COVID pandemic?
What did occur in relation to transplant programs during the COVID-19 pandemic? The SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic has had and continues to have consequences, not only for patients directly infected by the virus, but consequences that also extend to economic, social, and in many cases healthcontinue reading
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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
HIV infections dropped 73% in the United States in the last 40 years. In this scenario, the increase in the homosexual collective is of great concerns
Is the current HIV prevention campaign up-to-date? An article published in the American journal Washington Post (June 12, 2021) entitled The Big Number: HIV infections
On 25 February, a report was published in the BMJ confirming a study already published in the NEJM, and on which we wrote a comprehensive
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.