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29/9/ 2018


What future awaits our children? Can natural selection be overcome by IVF embryo selection techniques? Child selection bioethics assessment

Bioethical debate on the principle of Procreative Beneficence

Natural or artificial selection? See the below video about recent findings of the sophisticated selection in the natural fecundation process  The principle of Procreative Beneficence (PB) developed by Julian Savulescu continues to monopolise much of contemporary bioethical debate about the beginning of life…

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Neuroscience research on the human brain which we still know so little is advancing rapidly and brain experiments rekindle the bioethical debate

New experiments with brain rekindle the bioethical debate

Neuroscience research, with the ultimate goal of deepening our knowledge of the human brain, about which we still know so little, is advancing rapidly. Thus, major projects in the United States and the Human Brain Project (HBP) in Europe have been set up. These experiments also have great potential... Read more.


Charter of rights of the incurable children. Are some children's life not worth living?

Charter of rights of the incurable children. Are some children's life not worth living?

The new scenario deserves particular care and treatments that make specific legislation necessary On 28 May, a seminar course entitled, “Are there incurable children?”, was held at the Bambino Gesù children's hospital, located at the top of the Janiculum Hill in Rome. One of the goals of the seminar was to draft a declaration on the rights of the incurable …

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CRISPR-Cas9, the gene editing tool, might cause cancer. Why do Crispr present so many difficulties in humans?

CRISPR-Cas9, might cause cancer. Does it present difficulties in humans?

Editing cells’ genomes with CRISPR-Cas9  might increase the risk that the altered cells, intended to treat disease, will trigger cancer, two studies published  warn... Read more.

Hybrid human-mouse created from human sperm cells produced in laboratory arises objective bioethical problems. Could it help male infertility?

Human-mouse hybrids created with sperm produced from human testicular stem cells

According to a recent article, a team of researchers has managed to produce human functional spermatids. The sperm cells generated from the human SSCs were able to fertilize mouse oocytes, … 

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The authors report that they have managed to extend cell life by 10% using a genetic engineering technique, resulting in a human life expectancy increase possibilit

Cell life extended, the finding could increase human life expectancy

Building on two decades of research, investigators at UT Southwestern medical school have determined that "cellular housekeeping"   can extend the lifespan and improve the health of mammals. In an article published in Nature…

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Is it used by homosexual and frequently by AIDS infected persons. The chemex public health issue is worrying sanitary authorities

Chemsex on the rise among homosexuals. How will it affect public health?

Certain psychoactive drugs are combined in order to facilitate, enhance or prolong the sexual encounter. Nevertheless, figures have shot up in the last five years …

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The great increase of assisted reproduction techniques leaves more children without knowing their genetic origins.Are Donor conceived rights respected?

People conceived by assisted reproduction deprived of knowing their genetic origins

Many persons conceived through third-party participation are deprived of  crucial information. The use of donor sperm or egg for reproduction and mitochondrial transfer techniques. Cross-border medically assisted reproduction in rise… Read more.

Professionals often don’t understand the different ways men and female autism can manifest their autism. Result, a vast number of autistic girls undiagnosed

Thousands of autistic girls and women 'going undiagnosed' due to sex bias

Number of girls and women with the condition in the UK may be vastly underestimated, leading neuroscientist says  Prof Francesca Happé,  UK’s leading neuroscientists…

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Same sex marriage backward motion because more than 3 million signatures opposed it. Now politics are demanding that the constitution redefine marriage

Romania joins countries that do not consider gay couples as marriage

Now Romania, along many other countries don't recognize the same-sex union as a marriage. A recent petition demanding that the Constitution redefine marriage as a union between a man and a woman had more than 3 million signatures… Read more.

Latest suicide figures in the United Kingdom shows that it the incidence continues to be high so new funds are allocated to continue suicide prevention

Economic funds allocated in Britain for the prevention of suicide in men

New funding in England has been allocated to suicide prevention, around 28.6 million Euros. The aim is to reduce suicides is primarily allocated to promoting prevention campaigns especially to men, psychological help for people with financial problems and better… Read more.