Bioethics Observatory of the Catholic University of Valencia. Up-to-date special reports from the Bioethics Observatory at the Catholic University of Valencia (Spain), covering a wide range of bioethical, biological, biotechnological, biomedical issues including stem cell research, abortion, assisted suicide, gene editing and much more. Our staff of cualificated authors of our Univeristy,  presents general interest and specialised reports with ethical implications, based on the latest research findings from the world’s top medical and scientific journals.

Child gender identity, Conscientious Objection and the popular American drama serie “The Good Doctor”

In “She” (The Good Doctor, Season 1, Episode 14), Dr. [...]

The allocation of healthcare resources during crisis

Introduction The distribution of healthcare resources equitably among the population [...]

Spanish scientists urge the government apply stricter measures against coronavirus in some regions of Spain

Yesterday, March 27, 2020, the prestigious scientific journal “The Lancet” [...]

Scientific explanation of the origin of the universe. A paradigm shift: from consensus to controversy

"Our current understanding of physics allows us to reconstruct the [...]

Euthanasia comes to Spain. Medical, legal and social reflection

The Bioethics Observatory of the Catholic University of Valencia has [...]

Biomedical research concerns in China. Lack of bioethical assessment

On February 4, a Letter to the Editor was published [...]

CRISPR promises. Some of the most recent advances in CRISPR gene editing

CRISPR gene editing applications The CRISPR gene editing tool has [...]

Is there room for God in the Universe? Scientific review

On last 8 October, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [...]

Opiod treatment. Controversy surrounding its abuse in the U.S.

Introduction A recent article published in The Washington Post discusses [...]

“Death by donation”. Harvesting organs from still-living persons

"Undergo surgery in an operating theatre to remove their organs [...]