nº 91

 Contact us HERE     11/13/ 2020


organ donor in pediatrics

Organ donation in Pediatrics and Neonatal Medicine. Sensitive topic

An article entitled “National Recommendations on Pediatric Donation” has published a consensus document by the Spanish National Transplant Organization (NTO) and the Spanish Pediatric Association to facilitate organ and tissue donation processes… Read more.

euthanasia debate in Germany

Spanish Bioethics Committee evaluated the possible legalization of euthanasia in Spain

Last March, our Observatory  drew up a document entitled, “Euthanasia comes to Spain...”, in which we synthetically evaluated the possible legalization of euthanasia. Now… Read more.

Scientific ignorance in EU bioethical issues in UE shows a study

European public opinion on bioethical topics reveals troubling findings

 The high rates of acceptability of issues such as embryonic gene editing for the simple modification of its characteristics, or the high number of respondents who say that the human embryo is nothing more than a clump of cells… Read more.



Long -Term effects of COVID 19 is being studied by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevision - CDC

Long -Term effects of COVID 19 are being studied by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevision - CDC

It is an issue of concern not yet sufficiently studied. Last September an article published on the CDC website gave an update on the topic.  As the pandemic … Read more.

Gene editing. The need for research with human embryos to treat diseases according to the new Nobel Prize winner

Gene editing. The need for research with human embryos to treat diseases according to the new Nobel Prize winner

An interview published in Spanish newspaper  on 4 October, the brilliant new winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, also discusses… 

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children in single-parent households

Spot on single parent family - mother or father - as a growing trend in our societies

Individual homes and single mother or father households have been on the increase over the last few decades in Western societies. Advances in assisted reproduction techniques, gamete banks, surrogation…

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Death moment debated

No medical consensus on the moment of the death of a person affects public trust

Determining the moment of death remains of singular importance for ethically assessing organ donation.  A recent study discusses the issue, with particular reference to Lewis and colleagues' recent proposition to the revision…

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LGBTQ youth mental health

LGBTQ youth mental health in coronavirus era: unprejudiced update

"Prudence demanded from a large part of the scientific community, must be exercised in order to avoid the consequences of treatments or interventions that, far from helping these people, push them into desperate situations." Our Observatory has published several articles about the health of this collective… Read more.

circuncision hypothetical benefits

Circumcision in developed countries. Ethical approach of this surgical irreversible intervention

Only in the U.S.A., 58% are being circumcised. This  procedure is considered medically "questionable, unproven and irrelevant"  by an independent international panel…

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COVID 19 singularities

COVID 19 singularities. Lower incidence among intensive care staff in the UK

We have published some articles about the high incidence of Covid-19 infection among health professionals. Now has emerged that staff who work in intensive care units in the UK— who would appear to be … Read more.


IVF people rights births that have involved donated gametes donor-conceived people

IVF people continues their claim for their right to know

Thanks to DNA tests and the internet but mainly to the mobilization of IVF people to defend their right to know the identity of their biological parent…

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Palliative care in Parkinson 

Persons Living With Parkinson Disease. Patients, family and caregivers

Palliative care is an important issue in medical ethics. Global health care institutions such as the World Health Organization do not recognize it as a basic right for terminally-ill patients. Medical institutions and bioethicists, however, disagree…

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neural interface technologies

Mind and machine. The ethics of brain-computer technologies

Last September, the Royal Society launched a report entitled iHuman: Blurring lines between mind and machine addressing neural interface technologies, the life-changing opportunities, and challenges, of brain-computer devices…Read more.

The COVID 19 crisis rise the number of frauds in scientific research. Papers from China and Russia are the more frequent fraudulent reports.

Frauds at the highest level of scientific research

According to the latest news, 2 cases have involved researchers of high academic level in the area of biomedical research. Uncovered Scientific frauds during 10 years in a British University…

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