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Biomedical breakthroughs raise ethical concerns,they are indisputable We have choosen seven in our opinion the most relevant from a bioethical point of view

Seven latest biomedical breakthroughs which present new ethical challenges

When technical breakthroughs are made in the field of biomedicine, they are always aimed at achieving positive ends, both experimental and biomedical, but they can very often raise ethical and medical concerns. Balance between the risks and benefits…

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The rights of the child to know who his or her biological parents are, confronted with Sperm donor anonymity and egg donor privacy

Anonimity of gametes donation current legislation has come under increased scrutiny

“In contemporary culture young people have strong moral claims to know their genetic identities”. Determining whether gamete donation, especially of semen, should be anonymous is…

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RNA sequencing reliable precise technology open a new avenue to recapitulate embryogenesis, cell differentiation and organogenesis

Another molecular revolution. The atlas of human embryonic development

 By now, at this advanced stage of biology in which we find ourselves, no one should doubt that each human individual, each human being, each person, is an independent reality that lives their life in a vital framework that commences with the constitution of their own genetic information

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Assisted reproduction analysis. IVF children adverse side effects has been confirmed with more medical problems than children conceived naturally

New large study confirms the adverse side effects in children born after assisted reproduction

There is ample evidence that children born through assisted reproduction experience more medical problems than children conceived naturally. We have also published a variety of information in relation to this that supports the reality. Now, new data has also been published in The Lancet…

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Relevant men women brain differences: younger metabolic brain age in females.Once again scientific evidence proves the inconsistency of male-female equality

Scientific evidence proves significant differences between the brains of men and women

 A recent article published in PNAS confirms that there are differences between the cells of men and women. In this particular case, it shows that the brains of women… Read more.

It result in various benefits for humans and without bioetical problems, but articles talking about scientists who “create” life is wrong. Why?

Bioethics of artificial genomes. Do they really create life?

On 1 April this year, the journal PNAS published an interesting article in which Swiss researchers described how they obtained a minimal artificial genome. Obtaining minimal genomes, which contain only the genes that are essential to maintain the life of an organism, are one of the objectives of Synthetic Biology, as they can be used as a chassis on which … Read more.

The slippery slope of assisted death in countries where it has been legalized doesn't stop the assisted suicide increase in western countries

Assisted suicide last figures: 13,000 patients died in 2017

Several countries and some North American states have recently legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide, including Canada and the State of California in the US… Read more.

Hormone therapy off label puberty blockers is the current treatment to children diagnosticated with dysphoria. Is it an ethical biomedical prescription?

More problems with current gender transition therapy

A recent study published in the American Heart Association’s Journal Circulation provides new evidence of the risks posed by hormone therapies used as part of the treatments in gender transition processes… Read more.


Another case of brain dead gestational mother reignited the debate of brain death criteria approved to obtain more organs for transplants

Baby born to mother brain dead for three months reignited the brain death criteria debate

Talented canoeist Catarina Sequeira, 26, had been declared brain dead when she was 19 weeks’ pregnant. Earlier this year Catarina gave birth a healthy child… Read more.

endangered species

Could CRISPR gene editing tool eradicate entire species? A Spanish Institute releases a campaign to eradicate cockroaches

Researchers at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona want to use the CRISPR gene editing tool to eradicate cockroaches. The strategy would consist… Read more.

Ethical dilemmas that “intelligent machine" could present. Self-driving cars coming to the market

Ethical dilemmas that “intelligent machines" could present nowthat self-driving cars are coming to the market

A serious ethical dilemma is how to regulate the actions of the new “intelligent machines”. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a free online platform entitled “Moral Machine”… Read more.

Our Obsevatory follows this huge controversy about transhumanism and modified humans.Now Univeristy of Comilla publish some relevant statements

International Congress in Madrid debates about "Transhumanism"

Genetic manipulationin humans and electronic devices that can improve intellectual capacities and put an intense ethical debate on the table. Scientists, specialist in bioethics, jurists, philosophers and theologians… Read more.


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