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Study proposes a novel method to predict risks of common diseases in pre-implantation embryos

By |2022-07-04T13:11:02+02:00April 22nd, 2022|Assisted reproduction and IVF, Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, Genetics and Genomics, Human embryos, Preimplantational genetic diagnosis, SPECIAL REPORTS|

Last month, a team of 16 researchers, led by Dr. [...]

Experts warn against unethical genetic embryo testing

By |2022-03-08T09:44:32+01:00March 8th, 2022|Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, Genetics and Genomics, NEWS and VIEWS, Preimplantational genetic diagnosis|

Genetic embryo diagnosis tests called polygenic risk score (PRS) analysis, [...]

The aftermath of the first gene editing on human embryos: the “He Jiankui affair”

By |2022-03-08T09:35:15+01:00March 7th, 2022|Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, Gene Therapy, Genetics and Genomics, SPECIAL REPORTS|

In 2018, He Jiankui shocked the world by announcing that [...]

Epigenetics of the early development of the human embryo and transgenerational inheritance studies

By |2022-05-10T13:39:27+02:00October 5th, 2021|Assisted reproduction and IVF, Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, biomedical research, Genetics and Genomics, NEWS and VIEWS|

Studying the possibility of transmitting epigenetic information across generations Until [...]

Patents proposed for gene editing techniques that modify the germ line of the embryo

By |2022-01-24T16:48:39+01:00September 22nd, 2021|Bioethics, Ethics of Scientific Research and Medical clinic, Genetics and Genomics, NEWS and VIEWS|

The WHO recently made a report explaining new recommendations on [...]

It is intended to extend to 55 years the storage time for cryopreserved human embryos and sperm in the UK

By |2022-05-10T13:43:22+02:00September 9th, 2021|Assisted reproduction and IVF, Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, NEWS and VIEWS|

The controversial issue of freezing human embryos for 55 years [...]

So-called human right to kill another human being: A new attack on human embryo

By |2022-06-09T13:01:09+02:00July 19th, 2021|Abortion, Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, Conscientious objection, Human embryos, SPECIAL REPORTS|

Report asks the European Parliament to pass a resolution in [...]

Has the ‘holy grail’ of ideal embryo selection been found?

By |2021-07-09T13:09:03+02:00July 8th, 2021|Assisted reproduction and IVF, Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, Designer Babies, Human embryos, Human Rights, NEWS and VIEWS|

In 2015, our Observatory published an article about the quest [...]