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.

Mistakes or omissions in the management of information SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus transmission. What is known so far

COVID 19 transmission routes misinformed Airborne transmission of coronavirus in [...]

Review of near-death experiences after clinical death by a neuroscientist

Near-death experiences are triggered during singular life-threatening episodes when the body is injured by a heart attack, shock, or blunt trauma such as an explosion or a fall. These events share broad commonalities: becoming pain-free, seeing a bright light at the end of a tunnel, or detaching from one's body and floating above it and even flying off into space. Why the mind should experience the struggle to sustain its operations in the face of a loss of blood flow and oxygen as positive and blissful rather than as panic-inducing remains a mystery.

The tsunami engulfing women’s sport worldwide is now approaching the US and the UK. Common sense appears to be lacking

Last December, we published a special report entitled, Transsexuality (transwomen) [...]

Organ donation in Pediatrics and Neonatal Medicine. Sensitive ethical and medical topic

Recently, an article entitled “National Recommendations on Pediatric Donation” was [...]

Conclusions of the Spanish Bioethics Committee evaluated the possible legalization of euthanasia in Spain

Last March, the Bioethics Observatory at the Catholic University of [...]

European public opinion on bioethical topics. Survey on education of citizens on values and attitudes reveals troubling findings

 The high rates of acceptability of issues such as embryonic [...]

The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett becomes the fifth female Supreme Court Justice in its 231-year history

Appeals court judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the [...]

Geneva Consensus Declaration Promoting Women’s Health, Life rights and Strengthening the Family signed by 29 countries representing over 1.6 billion people

Women healthcare rights are not in conflict with the right [...]

CRISPR: A patent jungles surrounding the ownership of the Cas9 system

The scientific merit of the gene-editing technique CRISPR pioneers (read [...]