About Bioethics Observatory - Institute of Life Sciences UCV

Our website includes “Special Reports” and news, based on the latest biomedical and biotechnological research findings from the world’s top medical and scientific journals. A multidisciplinary editor staff gives a medical and personalistic bioethical assessment. It is also a dynamic means of communication with our readers to reflect on these issues.

Loneliness before, during and after coronavirius. Is it an epidemic in our hiper developed countries? Medical and ethical approach

Before addressing the continuos increase of loneliness in Britain and [...]

American official figures on fertility. The report shows that it has fallen to its lowest point in the last 40 years

Fertility rate dramatic drops year by year with a severe [...]

IVF people claims for their right to know. DNA tests allow to know faher identity despite the law protect anonymity of gamete donor.

Thanks to DNA tests and the internet but mainly to [...]

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 [...]

The status of person of the human embryo from fecundation

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

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 [...]

New artificial species. How could they affect biodiversity?

Our opinión regarding synthetic biology debate. An article published in [...]

Palliative care shortage in Latin America is greater than developed countries

Palliative care is a patient right  Since its introduction in [...]

The United States has the highest drug overdose mortality rates. COVID just makes it a bit worse

A recent article published in The New York Times (July [...]

Male versus female brains controversy. Scientific evidence of their differences

Brains functioning differences define whether an individual is male or [...]