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.

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

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

Opiods valuable analgesic efficacy. Epidemic and the controversy surrounding its abuse in the U.S.

Introduction A dossier published in The Washington Post discusses the [...]

Ethical concerns in prenatal genetic tests (NIPT). Could they be used for discriminate before birth?

Non-invasive prenatal genetic testing NIPT is a method that uses [...]

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

Not all nations acted on time. “History teaches us that [...]

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

A controversial critical issue for the organ transplantation system: the [...]

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 [...]

The status of person of the human embryo from fecundation

"The ultimate postmodern injustice is the refusal to recognise certain [...]

Is There a Purpose in the Biological Evolution of Living Beings? Paper published in a specialized American journal

The article cited in the title reviews one of the [...]

The use of Natural Family Planning when pregnancy is medically contraindicated

Our Bioethics Observatory - Institue of Life Sciences publishes studies [...]