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Synthetic embryoids. Could they be the solution to the shortage of organs for transplantation?

By |2022-09-12T13:53:56+02:00September 12th, 2022|Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, Genetics and Genomics, SPECIAL REPORTS, Synthetic Biology|

The suffix oid is Greek in origin, and may be [...]

The Conception of Synthetic Entities from a Bioethics Perspective

By |2019-04-10T08:22:56+02:00June 29th, 2018|Artificial life, Ecology, Ethics of Scientific Research and Medical clinic, Genetics and Genomics, NEWS and VIEWS, Synthetic Biology|

Our Observatory published a paper in the journal Science and Engineering [...]

Synthetic Biology. Engineering and biology combined to produce a minimal genome

By |2019-06-18T08:41:32+02:00June 2nd, 2016|BIOETHICS NEWS, NEWS and VIEWS, Synthetic Biology|

Can these discoveries produce "synthetic life"? On 24th March this year, [...]

Does science suggest a Wuhan lab leak? An overview of the latest scientific evidence

By |2021-06-22T07:39:53+02:00June 18th, 2021|Bioethics, biomedical research, Coronavirus pandemic, Ethics of Scientific Research and Medical clinic, Human embryos, SPECIAL REPORTS|

SARS-CoV-2 Wuhan lab leak strong hypothesis In recent days, we [...]

Conclusions of the Spanish Bioethics Committee on the possible legalization of euthanasia in Spain

By |2022-05-24T16:03:05+02:00November 3rd, 2020|Assisted Suicide, Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, Euthanasia, Palliative Care, SPECIAL REPORTS|

Last March, the Bioethics Observatory at the Catholic University of [...]

Opioids’ valuable analgesic efficacy. Epidemic and the controversy surrounding its abuse in the US

By |2022-03-11T13:44:09+01:00September 30th, 2020|Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, Drugs and Addictions, Palliative Care, SPECIAL REPORTS|

Introduction A dossier published in The Washington Post discusses the [...]