November 2023
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No.120 - November 2023

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Human embryo genome editing: is it possible or acceptable?

Improvements in gene editing tools and the steady advance in the knowledge of how the human genome works have opened up the possibility of performing modification-editing processes in the DNA sequence of the early human embryo genome for different purposes, both therapeutic (removal of the mutations responsible for hereditary genetic diseases) and enhancement (endowing individuals with specific characteristics). Many scientists …

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Human embryo genome editing: is it possible or acceptable?

Juan Pedro Núñez: “Humans will be a new species with chips implanted in their brain”

Juan Pedro Núñez: “Humans will be a new species with chips implanted in their brain”
The message of transhumanism is very simple: thanks to science and technology, people will become beings far superior to modern humans and will live forever. Although there is quite a lot of science fiction in the most enthusiastic transhumanist predictions, its advocates talk about things that are already happening. We know, for example, that antidepressants have been used in people …

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Anthropological reflection after watching the movie Barbie

Greta Gerwig, director of the film Barbie, formulates a reflective proposal on the postmodern environment of today's society and some of its symptoms such as the slavery of the image, the culture of comparison that leads many women to feel that they are never good enough, or the harmfulness of presentism inoculated to the core in today's society and particularly …

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Anthropological reflection after watching the movie Barbie

NEWS and VIEWS

The Spanish Association of Bioethics and Medical Ethics awards the Bioethics Observatory

The Spanish Association of Bioethics and Medical Ethics awards the Bioethics Observatory
The Bioethics Observatory, which belongs to the Institute of Life Sciences of the Catholic University of Valencia, was awarded on Friday, October 27, the Bioethics Initiative award from the Spanish Association of Bioethics and Medical Ethics (AEBI). The director of the Bioethics Observatory, Julio Tudela, on behalf of the Observatory team, received the award during the XIV International Congress of …

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Nobel Prize for parents of mRNA vaccines against

COVID-19

Researchers Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their pioneering work on messenger RNA (mRNA). Their discoveries on nucleoside base modifications enabled the development of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 during the pandemic that began in 2020. In our cells, the genetic information encoded in DNA is transferred to mRNA, which is used as …

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Nobel Prize for parents of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19

IN BRIEF

In the UK, people born with donor gametes can now know who their biological parents are

In the UK, people born with donor gametes can now know who their biological parents are
From October, children conceived in the United Kingdom since April 2005 through assisted reproduction techniques that have used donor eggs or sperm will be able to know the identity of their biological parents. The changes in the Law regarding sperm and oocyte donors that was approved in 2005 will end the anonymity of gamete donors in that country, given that …

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