mbryos unclaimed fate. The discreet genocide of frozen embryo banks and clinics. The current IVF practices produce more embryos than needed

The fate of unclaimed supernumerary embryos

Bioethics Observatory 23 September 2021

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 more

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Reproductive germline editing registry initiatives including all world researches to proceed with clinical applications if it is ethical acceptable
Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance researches
A group of feminist gynecologists, headed by Silvana Agatone, has launched a campaign to reform the law that protect abortion conscientious objectors


transplant organs during pandemic

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?

Bioethics Observatory 10 September 2021

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 health

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Kill by euthanasia
Eurodeputies stand against European Court of Human Rights, 37 of them public support Charlie Gard and his parents demanding respect of the right to live
child right to life


Autism therapeutic treatment has a new important means to advance
Protected: Major Advances Toward Possible Treatment for People with Autism
17 September 2021

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Brain cell clusters grown in laboratory by an year
Experiments with ex vivo brain cells grown in lab for more than a year, mirror changes in a newborn’s brain
22 June 2021

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

Homosexual collective HIV incidence increases
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
16 June 2021

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

COVID-19 vacinnated pepople
The Pfizer vaccine reduce the capacity to infect other people by 92%
14 June 2021

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.




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