nº 89

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coronavirus crisis responsibilities exoneration

Covid-19 retrospective, a disaster that should have been averted.

Not all nations acted on time. “History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.”. And their citizens have paid for it with …

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Brain death controversy death by neurologic criteria

Diagnostic tests for brain death: this is the time for universal uniformity

A controversial critical issue for the organ transplantation system: the death of a person by neurologic criteria.  The emergence of the concept of brain death at the end of the 1960s was a controversial fact, although today it is widely accepted in most developed countries. Nevertheless, there are still some issues for discussion… Read more.


Nasciturus elimination for research

Surgical abortion, abortion pill and the use of fetal tissue to research in the US during the present crisis

Surgical abortion The priority of healthcare systems has been to use all their resources to treat coronavirus patients and to postpone all non-urgent surgeries. In this respect, surgical abortion is considered… Read more.

whole genome sequencing

A new era in genomics research. Whole genome sequencing of a human chromosome 

Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI),  have managed to produce the first end-to-end DNA sequence of a human chromosome. "The …

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Sex separated from reproduction

The Poly-Parents revolution is coming. 3 or more parents' babies are proposed as a common IVF practice

A recent article published in The New York Times (August 12, 2020),   discusses the current state-of-the-art in the production of babies and the technologies that are emerging… Read more.


COVID-19 vaccines distribution

Chinese enterprise to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines established in the UK

COVID-19 vaccines distribution a current bioethics problem. In this respect, a "social enterprise" has been established in the United Kingdom to promote the production and distribution. The company is supported by …

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transplantation activity

Solid organ transplantation during coronavirus crisis.

Solid-organ transplantation activity has decreased even in regions where COVID-19 prevalence was low, suggesting a global effect beyond the local COVID-19 prevalence. A recent article published in Nature approaches liver transplantation (LT) programs worldwide…Read more.

mental health applications privacy depression

Apps for treat depression: a mixed bag

An evidence-based ethical analysis published in the European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience reviews the use of E-mental health applications for the treatment of depression… Read more.

COVID-19 scientific fraud

COVID 19 papers are not free of fraud included in elite journals

Science journal published an article entitled "Authors, elite journals under fire after major retractions" reports, the first COVID-19 scientific fraud has been detected. In fact, last month, two articles rated as “major”… Read more.

neurons in human adults regeneration

Discussion whether human neurons can be regenerated. Experiments carried out in rodents

Animal testing. A topic under discussion is whether neurons in human adults can regenerate. Now, a paper published in eLife and discussed in Science shows in experiments carried out in adult rodents....

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